Possibilty or pipedream?

jtaylor42

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Not sure if this has been asked yet, but now that Netflix has been available on the Hopper for a bit, is there any possibility that Dish would get rid of Blockbuster@home and use that $10/month and provide Netflix subscriptions to anyone who had BB@H?
 

jtaylor42

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My thinking was that Netflix seems to have a better selection and BB remains only as a brand through BB@H so why not just switch to Netflix. I would be fine with both, but it would be nice to pay under one umbrella.
 

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How new of movie releases does Netflix get. Do they have the same movies streaming that they mail to your home. Or how many months after dvd release do they allow streaming of the same movie.
 

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My thinking was that Netflix seems to have a better selection and BB remains only as a brand through BB@H so why not just switch to Netflix. I would be fine with both, but it would be nice to pay under one umbrella.
Dish bought failed BB specifically for the name, so I vote pipe dream. What is currently BB@home was previous Dish Platinum, and it appears more people can remember blockbuster over platinum anyday. It would be a stupid move on their part to get rid of blockbuster name, after paying for it, when people are still wanting it in larger numbers. Also, Netflix would have to agree to a deal, which is unlikely. I see Netflix doing more STB services with say DTV after DTV lost YouTube.
 

jtaylor42

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Ok, I guess in retrospect my question should have been, what is the possibility Netflix subscription could be put into or become part of a Dish package even if they do keep BB@H. It would be nice to pay one entity.
 

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Does a search check for everything available that Dish has in Blockbuster, On Demand, PPV, Movie Channels, etc?
 

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Ok, I guess in retrospect my question should have been, what is the possibility Netflix subscription could be put into or become part of a Dish package even if they do keep BB@H.
None! Dish is not it business to give things away...especially to another entertainment provider. Somebody would have to pay Netflix, right? Still pipe-dreaming!
 
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jtaylor42

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Wow, I didn't mean to cause a stir, did I say not pay, no I said put into a Dish package or become part of a package that Dish has and of course we would pay for it, but everything would be Paid through Dish and Dish would pay Netflix. I know an agreement would have to be reached , but if phone, internet and Dish can be bundled why can't Dish and Netflix. Just wondering.
 

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Wow, I didn't mean to cause a stir, did I say not pay, no I said put into a Dish package or become part of a package that Dish has and of course we would pay for it, but everything would be Paid through Dish and Dish would pay Netflix. I know an agreement would have to be reached , but if phone, internet and Dish can be bundled why can't Dish and Netflix. Just wondering.
It wouldn't make sense for either company. Would be a terrible move.
 
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How new of movie releases does Netflix get. Do they have the same movies streaming that they mail to your home. Or how many months after dvd release do they allow streaming of the same movie.
Last time I checked, their DVD library is more current than their streaming library and larger. Some titles are available for streaming and DVD at the same time though.
 

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