<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #959595;"><a href="/forums/profile/117">CaButler</a> said:</span>
The only reason I see why they plan to split like this is to make ti easy to phase one thing out over the other. And this isn't something that they can do on a whim. These types of things take time and money to start up, so likely they've planned this for quite some time.Though I don't get the whole split myself, really, unless they're looking at in for compeitions sake, especially with other streaming services are up.Another theory is that the company split is for securing the streaming licenses faster. Netflix has been slow to get them, but they've been getting faster. Of course, they can only go as fast as the providers provide (and really, it's their fault), so that's another possiblity.Still, as somebody who will drop their DVD part of the subscription and keeping the streaming part, it means little to me.Though apparently, the "new" company will offer video game rentals. Obviously to compete with Gamefly, but it could be bad news for them.
<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #959595;"><a href="/forums/profile/67">Spidey</a> said:</span>
They are going to be offering video games as part of Qwikster, so to me this is actually a better deal than what they had before!! I dropped my DVD part of the subscription as soon as I heard the news (I rarely use it anyway) so it's actually a great deal for me to get movie streaming + video game rentals for their monthly fee.
<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #959595;"><a href="/forums/profile/77">Pac</a> said:</span>
We also don't know how much the video game add on cost is going to be. Could be a hefty price increase.
<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #959595;"><a href="/forums/profile/14">Amer</a> said:</span>
I would imagine if you are one disc at a time, it's exactly that. Either one dvd/blu-ray or one video game. With the split and price increase, maybe there is no extra cost for blu-ray and it's just one blu-ray or dvd or video game.
<span style="font-size: 11px; color: #959595;"><a href="/forums/profile/19">Arckanghel</a> said:</span>
Dumbest idea ever. If it's just a branding thing, just plain stupid. If it's a whole spin-off, the bargaining chiop Netflix used to be able to use to get more streaming options by delaying DVD rentals coming to mail is gone. Idiot move in response to consumer backlash. They should have just re-examined what caused the losses and adjust back.