Netflix turn-around times

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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:45 pm

/me hugs my platinum >.>
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Postby Willen » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:24 pm

Unfortunately, the site that had comparison shots between the original DVDs and the Platinum ones is gone (or at least I can't find it anymore). I'd post some screens up but I don't own the original DVDs, only the Platinums so you'd only see the re-mastered images.

At least for AMV making, the Platinum DVDs are much better looking and require less processing to get ready for editing. IVTC is simple and so are the scripts needed to prep footage. Compare to the scripts some people use to clean up the video from the original DVDs:

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/v ... hp?t=50961

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/v ... hp?t=78721

With the right knowledge and some skill, you can get the older DVDs to look pretty good. Although the trained eye can spot some anomalies that show up when certain AVISynth filters are used (uneven lines, etc.). My only real complaint is the contrast on the Platinums is a bit too high (I see this is as trend on some remasters - anime and live-action - where the video is 'cooked' a bit too much).
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Postby OhmGautama » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:01 am

Ah ok, Thanks for the responses! So Netflix is good as long as there isn't a remastered version of what they are carrying.
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:03 am

RathiSponge wrote:Ah ok, Thanks for the responses! So Netflix is good as long as there isn't a remastered version of what they are carrying.


Actually, the responses that first showed up suggested that they intentionally slow down their shipping if you're getting, ripping and returning discs at a fast pace - which is the whole point of using this service to begin with (for me at least).
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Postby SQ » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:13 am

Well I've only ever had the 2 at a time unlimited plan, and while on the trial I got amazing turnaround. Once I was registered though, it turned into a 3 day affair. 1st day it's sent, 2nd day is wait, 3rd day it's sent back to me and I get it.

Only twice has there been an incident of me not getting a DVD(they said they sent it, so I guess it was lost in the mail). I have my account set up to email me when they recieve and mail out my DVDs. So I know exactly when I should expect something, which makes something wrong that much more noticeable. ;)

I've never recieved a broken or scratched DVD, and I've only once had ot get something from another plant.. (It was either Karas or Blame), and even then it wasn't delayed that much.

I get both my DVDs at the same time, and I send them back in the same package so they don't receive one before the other.

The only problem I have with them at this point (Which really isn't a problem since I don't actually watch the DVDs upon receiving any more) is they don't send series discs in order.

They used to, don't get me wrong. But somewhere down the line, "add entire series" meant "We'll ship you whatever disc we can whenever we can" instead of "We'll ship them in order starting with disc 1."

Also Netflix seems to be slow on the uptake of new DVDs. Last time I checked they still didn't have the last DVD of Genshiken, and only discs 1 and 2 of Air Gear (Great series btw, glad to have seen som AMVs of it at AWA).

I've been with Netflix for a year now, and it honestly hasn't given me enough trouble for me to switch to some other company. -shrug-
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Postby CorpseGoddess » Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:54 pm

If anybody's in Canada, zip.ca is the comparable service and it's excellent. Their anime selection is pretty impressive, and they've added shipping spots---we have one in Vancouver and it's usually about 2 days between sending and receiving a disc. They have this system where if you've established yourself as a responsible returner, you can mark a disc as "returned" the day you send it and they'll ship another one out that same day.
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Postby DriftRoot » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:26 pm

Netflix for me has always vacillated between really awesome and really horrible. One place I lived, they couldn't get me two DVDs in a row - ever. One was always getting lost in the mail, or being returned as undeliverable (that account didn't last long). I live somewhere else now, and haven't had a problem yet.

I do find the turnaround times rather undependable, but I think a lot of this depends on what your mail carrier is doing with your mail. I've sent stuff back on a Monday and had it not show up as "delivered" until Thursday and other times they get it Tuesday. Same thing with shipments TO me - they'll say on Wednesday I should expect a DVD Thursday, but sometimes it won't show up until Friday or even Saturday.

The funny thing is, every time something out of the ordinary happens with my DVDs - say I send one back later than usual - they send me a customer service query asking how they're doing. :roll:

Because I use most of my Netflix account for ripping purposes, most of my DVDs get sent back the next morning. This makes for about 6-8 DVDs per month with the 1-out-at-a-time package. Like I said, sometimes turnaround is great, other times not so much, but I think only once in the past few months has a DVD taken more than a week to get to me.

Oh yeah, and just watch out for scratched discs...I've been unable to rip some DVDs because they had been used and abused so much.
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Postby OhmGautama » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:54 pm

Ah yah, Im hoping the turn around times aren't more then a week and that if I do get a disc it wont be scratched :lol:
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