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Hello GreenCine, Goodbye Netflix

After a couple months of testing, I’ve decided to continue my DVD rentals through GreenCine, instead of Netflix. (As well as borrowing more from local libraries. :-D) The first four or so years with Netflix was both fun and useful. But the throttling killed it for me.

While it’s great that I could export my rental history from Netflix (i.e., download the webpage), I’m disappointed that I could not easily download my 1600+ ratings. One can view them only 20… items… at… a… time. I’ve got better things to do than spending time paging through all of that data. Customer support offered no helpful advice on this, alas. (They kept confusing “rental history” with “rating history”; it became exasperating.)

I like GreenCine’s catalog, and I like that they’re (another) local company. I love how they don’t slow down their delivery service.

GreenCine isn’t perfect, of course. Not all of my DVD requests have been fulfilled, although a few have been added to their collection. (Whether those were due to my requests, or those of other customers, or selections initially made from their employees, I wouldn’t know.) I have yet to contact customer support at GreenCine. I don’t know how that experience will compare with Netflix.

We’ll see. But for now, the change has been for the better.

4 comments

  1. Andrea wrote:

    GreenCine has BlueCine which has ECCHI! GOOOOAAAAALLLL! I love it! Netflix carries not the naughty films I love so much, which is bad ’cause I like to preview before I purchase. (And I’ve gotten some doozers – YUCK.)

    Wednesday, 13 June 2007 at 9:21 pm | Permalink
  2. Andrea wrote:

    HAH! Ninja edit!

    http://www.hentaineko.com is a great site for hentai reviews and commentary.

    Wednesday, 13 June 2007 at 9:25 pm | Permalink
  3. Thida wrote:

    Funny I was just about to quit Netflix myself. Greencine here I come.

    Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 8:02 am | Permalink
  4. sairuh wrote:

    Hi Thida! Out of curiosity, why are you leaving Netflix? I recall you had some trial cards. Was it their service, catalog or something else which changed your mind? (I wish GreenCine offered trials, but in general they don’t, alas.)

    Thursday, 21 June 2007 at 10:50 am | Permalink

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