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Verizon's Premium Channel selections are horrible. I pay for all of the premium channels.. and there is not ONE movie I want to watch.. ok so HBO added avatar.. I've watched it.. now what.. nothing.. their HBO list is short, they show the same movies on Stars, Showtime, Epix, Encore all of their premium channels over and over and over and over, for years..... I mean years.. these movies like "Castaway" have been on premium channels for freaking years.....  not to mention that they add to their "list of movies"  Avatar.. behind the scenes as a movie choice.. really???? who cares whats behind the scenes.. ADD MORE MOVIES and change them more often.. I pay for it!!!!! .. I'm getting very annoyed at paying top dollar for NOTHING and in this economy saving my money helps.. So.. do I drop all premium channels and download movies on my WII through netflix for 9 bucks a month.. this is sooo tempting.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the actual channel provider decide what movies are available.  Verizon is only rebroadcasting what they are receiving.  Am i missing something here, not sure why Verizon is at fault for lack of movies you would enjoy.

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I just bought the Vizio 42" screen with internet apps, and have been using netflicks as my movie provider ever since. You can't beat the price, or selection for $8 a month. And it's a flawless transition...if you have a wire-less router in your home, you simply enter the wep-key, and then the netflicks app, and easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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@barrysu wrote:

I just bought the Vizio 42" screen with internet apps, and have been using netflicks as my movie provider ever since. You can't beat the price, or selection for $8 a month. And it's a flawless transition...if you have a wire-less router in your home, you simply enter the wep-key, and then the netflicks app, and easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Really...Netflix's on-line selection is far from exceptional.  Hard to find ANYTHING worth seeing...because most studios don't want to license films to them.  It's OK if you want some small indie flick, or a foreign film, or a cropped movie, or a box-office bomb..  Also, they do not offer full HD (only 720p compared to 1080i via OnDemand), and no 5.1 audio on the majority of devices. And the streaming itself can be iffy at times, depending on one's Internet speed.  I use it...just because it's there and part of the disc subscription.  But I'd HATE for that to be my sole movie provider.

 

That said, it is true that content depends on the provider and not Verizon.  People should complain to HBO, MAX, and STARZ about content (as well as their policy of altering movies to eliminate picture information.). 

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