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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

From the Dead Horse dept: Netflix Numbers Q1/2003 (Info Feed)

I'm afraid the better they are, the less profitable they will be: the more DVDs you rent, the happier you are with Netflix. However, the more discs you rent, the smaller their profits.

Netflix Numbers Q1/2003 (Info Feed): "It will be significant to see how this effect plays out going forward and whether the company will be able to strike a profitable balance."


  • At 7/22/2004 11:07 PM, Blogger mc80 said…

    How much longer do you think Netflix will survive?

  • At 7/24/2004 4:32 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    As long as DVDs survive. I've read they expect DVDs to last about 20 years on the market.

  • At 7/26/2004 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'd heard--possibly on your blog--that they were starting to experiment with movie downloads. As in, download a certain # of movies at a time, and watch them on your computer. Things like that. A friend of mine also told me that that's where the market is going to go: everything will be integrated, your computer, TV, etc.. I find that kind of depressing, but whatever. What do you think/ know about that? Is my friend making this all up?

  • At 7/27/2004 8:30 AM, Blogger Becky said…


    As far as I know, Netflix itself hasn't experimented with movie downloads--yet. They plan to start such a service in 2005. There are other movie download services already available online, such as, but they still have limited selections. Tivo is working on a deal with digital cable which will allow you to download movies on demand. I doubt there will ever be only one way to obtain your movies. You'll always have choices.


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