Most of my equipment is standard def. Couldn't enjoy BluRay HD if I wanted. Wouldn't pay a premium over DVD even if every piece of equipment that I had was HD. From what I hear DVD quality is good enough on HD TV's and I'm not going to enjoy the show more in higher def than 480p and even if I were I'd not be enjoying it 25% more.
Needless to say that I am pissed...it's bad enough that you pay almost 10 to 15 dollars more for blu ray than you do regular DVD so netflix is finding another way to alienate the tech? Read on:
You are receiving this email because you added unlimited Blu-ray access to your account for $1 a month. The number of Blu-ray titles has increased significantly and will continue to do so. As we buy more, you are able to choose from a rapidly expanding selection of Blu-ray titles. And as you've probably heard, Blu-ray discs are substantially more expensive than standard definition DVDs.
As a result, the monthly charge for Blu-ray access is increasing for most plans and will now vary by plan. The charge for monthly Blu-ray access on your 4 DVDs at-a-time (Unlimited) plan will increase from $1 a month to $5 a month. The price of your 4 DVDs at-a-time (Unlimited) plan is not changing and remains at $23.99 a month.
The new charge for Blu-ray access will be automatically added to your next billing statement on or after April 27, 2009 and will be referenced in your Membership Terms and Details.
If you wish to continue unlimited Blu-ray access for $5 a month, you don't need to do anything. If not, you can remove Blu-ray access anytime by visiting Your Account.
If you have questions about this change or need any assistance, please call us anytime at 1-888-923-0898.
-The Netflix Team
So, if anyone here is also doing blu ray service thru netflix, how long do you plan on keeping the service?