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a few questions for you guys....my buddy...well he was gonna open a netflix account and copy movies cause he has a dvd burner...anyway he was wondering if there is anyway that once he sends the movies back will they know he copied them or will the copy protection eb normal once the dvd is finished burning?

also he wanted to know if he gets the movies say on monday and returns them tuesday will netflix get suspicious and not send the movies out to him? "hes" just curious
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a few questions for you guys....my buddy...well he was gonna open a netflix account and copy movies cause he has a dvd burner...anyway he was wondering if there is anyway that once he sends the movies back will they know he copied them or will the copy protection eb normal once the dvd is finished burning?

also he wanted to know if he gets the movies say on monday and returns them tuesday will netflix get suspicious and not send the movies out to him? "hes" just curious
Think of your VCR... No way for anyone to tell if you copied a VHS... or a cassette tape... Same with CD and DVD...

Just don't get the Blockbuster $9.99/mo unlimited rental plan and get 15 DVD's a day... I know people who get a new DVD each day from Netflix and ARE NOT burning them... They are just movie watching mofo's...
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I have the blockbuster service. 3 movies at a time. I record them on DVD-RW and send them back the next day. I watch it when I want to then I record over the same DVD-RW's when the next 3 arrives in the mail. I use DVD shrink and DVDfab Decryptor. I'm paying for the right to watch it, the copies are destroyed afterwards.

As for netflix, a friend of mine uses it and said he got flagged for high usage. I don't know what he meant by it. I guess they started to wait a few days longer to send the rest of his que.

They send out the next movie on the list when the service receives the previous ones. Different plans depends on how many movies are sent at a time.

With Blockbuster, you get 2 free rental coupons a month.
and no, copying a DVD does not alter the originals.

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As for netflix, a friend of mine uses it and said he got flagged for high usage. I don't know what he meant by it. I guess they started to wait a few days longer to send the rest of his que.

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Really? That's odd... My friend gets like 5-6 DVD's a week...
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my cousin does the same thing, rent a bunch of movies, watch em all in one night, take em back the next evening. we never see anyone lookin weird at us, cept for the pale skin thing from sitting inside watchin movies all day instead of riding.
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I did the Blockbuster version of netflix... it worked well. I didn't burn any (didn't have the ability then) but it got to the point where for me at least, that it seemed like I must watch these (like a mission or a to-do). Kinda like you must eat as much as humanly possible when you go to a all-you-can-eat buffet. In your mis-wired brain it gets twisted that if you don't you aren't going to get your monies worth!




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Netflix has publicly admitted to throttling accounts. That is, if your DVD turnover is too high, they delay your shipments. If you're circulating DVDs too quickly to make them money, they simply slow you down.

No offense, but if your friend doesn't know that burning a DVD is undetectable on the original disc, he might be in for some headache while trying to burn a copy-protected DVD. It's not as simple as firing up Nero or something and going through the disc copy wizard. It's a bit more involved than that.

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We have Netflix and get 3-4 movies per week. We get our new movies within 2-3 days from mailing the old ones back.
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No offense, but if your friend doesn't know that burning a DVD is undetectable on the original disc, he might be in for some headache while trying to burn a copy-protected DVD. It's not as simple as firing up Nero or something and going through the disc copy wizard. It's a bit more involved than that.

DVD shrink and DVDfab decrypter hasn't failed me yet.

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I did the Blockbuster version of netflix... it worked well. I didn't burn any (didn't have the ability then) but it got to the point where for me at least, that it seemed like I must watch these (like a mission or a to-do). Kinda like you must eat as much as humanly possible when you go to a all-you-can-eat buffet. In your mis-wired brain it gets twisted that if you don't you aren't going to get your monies worth!
I felt the same way, until I started burning them and storing them until there was down time to watch. I used to pay close to $100 taking my family to the movies every sunday. Blockbuster is only $19 month. works out great.

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Netflix has publicly admitted to throttling accounts. That is, if your DVD turnover is too high, they delay your shipments. If you're circulating DVDs too quickly to make them money, they simply slow you down.
Hmm... Maybe my friend is getting them from other places... I know he watches a new one every day and swears by Netflix... Maybe he has the Blockbuster thing too...

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No offense, but if your friend doesn't know that burning a DVD is undetectable on the original disc, he might be in for some headache while trying to burn a copy-protected DVD. It's not as simple as firing up Nero or something and going through the disc copy wizard. It's a bit more involved than that.
We've already detailed all that for him...
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As for netflix, a friend of mine uses it and said he got flagged for high usage. I don't know what he meant by it. I guess they started to wait a few days longer to send the rest of his que.

They send out the next movie on the list when the service receives the previous ones. Different plans depends on how many movies are sent at a time.
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My Uncle's girlfriend is a Netflix fiend. She swears by Netflix, but has said the same thing, if you send the movies back too soon, they put you on a list. Basically, they don't give you your top preferences first especially if they're new releases because they want to be able to offer them to new customers, so you get the new releases when they're available. I heard that as a common complaint, but really the only one from users. There is a pay scale, to, like if you pay more per month, you can rent more.
to youuuuu...I mean your friend. What do you think...Netflix is monitoring this board?
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You never know who is monitoring this board...
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You never know who is monitoring this board...
For some reason, I don't think Netflix would give a sh#t if you called them everytime you rented a DVD and told them you were going to burn it. They get there $10 a month, it doesn't hurt them. Now maybe the film industry or the FCC...
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Netflix has publicly admitted to throttling accounts. That is, if your DVD turnover is too high, they delay your shipments. If you're circulating DVDs too quickly to make them money, they simply slow you down.

No offense, but if your friend doesn't know that burning a DVD is undetectable on the original disc, he might be in for some headache while trying to burn a copy-protected DVD. It's not as simple as firing up Nero or something and going through the disc copy wizard. It's a bit more involved than that.
yea i know i have oops i mean my friend has all the software needed to get through the copy protection...

but as far as netflix and blockbuster go which do you guys think is a better company to go with? does blockbuster have the same problem about slowing down the movies if you are returning them too quickly?
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Ever thought of just torrenting them off of the internet? Bitcomet torrentspy ect.
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Ever thought of just torrenting them off of the internet? Bitcomet torrentspy ect.
yea i started to do that for a lilttle but the clarity isnt as good as a actual dvd...
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yea i started to do that for a lilttle but the clarity isnt as good as a actual dvd...
Unless you are using dual layer DVD's there is going to be some quality loss...

For torrents, I use MicroTorrent... It's tiny and works like a champ...

If you are going to mass produce, you might as well do both... Get some from here, some from there and $20 a month, you'll have a few hundred DVD's in no time... Or be patient and do 20 a month and forget about it... Or yet still, find a friend with an extensive collection and use the to supplement your habit...
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i have sometimes thought of doing netflix. the wife and i usualy just order movies on demand. you have to wait longer to see the new stuff, but you still get a good movie
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i have sometimes thought of doing netflix. the wife and i usualy just order movies on demand. you have to wait longer to see the new stuff, but you still get a good movie
yea i knew i woudl have to wait longer for the newer releases so i just thought of a ton of movies i wanted and put them in my que and i put the new releases at the bottom so they get here when they get here....im supprised that both netflix and blockbuster sent the movies on tuesday and they got here wednesday! talk about quick
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