their prices are reasonable for what they offer...£20 a month for 9 film downloads/6 dvd rentals and 4 game rentals...blockbuster would be pretty hard pressed to do that pricing, infact blockbuster are closing stores because of love films pricing. Love film also have pricing as low as £4.99 a month, so hardly unreasonable.
Agree with the Lovefilm selection being very poor. I was a member years ago and it was great for DVDs but stopped for various reasons. Now with the streaming on PS3 I signed up for another trial expecting the vast majority of films to be available (maybe not brand new ones but at least a decent old selection) but it was appalling. There is no way on earth I would pay for what they were offering, it was laughable
I know netflix is a pretty big thing over in the US far more then LoveFilm is to us, im not a member of either yet but i'll be looking at the pair and comparing as im looking to subscribe its daft not to if you enjoy your films, I thing the big difference is Netflix don't do game rental do they?
I had love film for a year, can't complain about the service, a few times dvd's didn't turn up rang them up and they just sent out another dvd, it does make you feel guilty though as it was the postal service fault not mine. Trying to cancel is annoying though as you have to do it by phone and sit through 5 minutes of them offering you cut price deals etc which is customer retention after all but i just wanted shut as i wasn't actually using it. It was only a fiver but a fiver that I wasn't using anymore. The streaming service is abit poo tbh. Stick to pirate bay
Can we stick to discussing legitimate streaming services and not mention PirateBay and other warez sites. This is a professional board and as such we should not be discussing such things here.
We have Lovefilm at home and last night I signed up to the free trial of Netflix to take a look.
The big difference between the two is that Netflix (in the UK at least) is streaming only. However, it is all-in, so 5.99/month gets you access to the entire Netflix library with no extra charges. The downside is that the selection is poor, especially compared to the US Netflix. That said, the selection available for streaming on Lovefilm is just as bad. Hopefully it will improve, because if it doesn't I'll be cancelling my account at the end of the trial.
The big problem Lovefilm and Netflix have is the exclusivity contracts Sky have signed with most of the big film studios, which is why the selection of films on these services for streaming isn't as good as some of you would like. It's being looked into by the competition commission and with Netflix starting up over here there will hopefully be more pressure applied to get the problem sorted out. Even so, I still find for £5.99 a month there are a lot of films to watch, maybe not so many recent blockbusters but certainly enough other stuff to keep me interested.
teejay (10th January 2012)
Was neg repped with this "Gimme a break; not knowing that one firm is illegal and another is not doesn't mean I'm encoraging illegal activity. prove netfilx/lovefilm is legal."
Well let me see, both are registered companies in the UK, US, Europe, etc. Both trade in the legal distribution of films by means of rentals and streaming (which is all tracked and traceable), and both have the legal license to do the above.
"megashares, or some of the usernet sites" have none of the above and therefore distributing films, games, software etc illegally. Especially if you get it for free when you know it should be purchased!
JJonas (10th January 2012)
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