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Survey shows more Netflix users plan to 'cut the cord' with cable

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2011 23:17 User comments (16)

Survey shows more Netflix users plan to 'cut the cord' with cable According to a new report from The Diffusion Group, a full 32 percent of Netflix users plan to cut part of their cable subscription (if not all of it), a figure that has doubled from last year's report.
24 percent cited cost as the main reason, but a full 61 percent cited the availability of online video as their main reason.

66 percent of that group specifically cited Netflix.

Netflix has about 23 million subscribers so the new report could be daunting for cable providers, which have long made it public that they do not believe Netflix and its "Watch Instantly" catalog will affect their core businesses.

The streaming service is also now available on 250 different devices and TVs.

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16 user comments

115.6.2011 23:44

I did exactly this a couple of months ago.

215.6.2011 23:58

I cut the cord more then a year ago. I have never liked cable services and had just been waiting for a suitable replacement. VoD was the perfect replacement for me.

315.6.2011 23:59

I for one have never nor will never be into any streaming media

416.6.2011 5:18

When I get my own place, I'm not getting cable TV. I won't watch most of those channels and I want my content instantly. Netflix + Hulu (or whatever else is available).

516.6.2011 7:28

the best part of this is what they didn't say "no" commercials. yes you need a fast connection but hulu netflicks it's all the same nice and clear hook a system(computer, xbox, ps3 or what ever) up to your tv and you have the best of both worlds its like between shows and the net what more do you want to watch...and its now not later so what if you wait till the next day...

616.6.2011 15:14

I for one would do it, but I'm in a contradiction... I have to have cable in order to maintain a decent download rate for Nenuts to work properly. And then (for me) I have to maintain the premium package of mail-me movies because Netnuts doesn't exactly have all the movies available for insta-watch either. Then there's the issue of waiting till grandma's farting dust before new releases are actually available to Nut's customers.

Complicating matters further... What, 2/3 weeks ago Sony was dating the idea of purchasing Netnuts? I'm developing a case of painful rectal itch here guys.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Jun 2011 @ 15:14

723.6.2011 10:13

I cut the video part of cable a little over a year ago & Comcast charged me a $18 downgrade fee. That sucked but I paid it anyway.

823.6.2011 10:40

Originally posted by bratcher:
I cut the video part of cable a little over a year ago & Comcast charged me a $18 downgrade fee. That sucked but I paid it anyway.
Unbelievable... pay to turn it on... pay to turn it off...

May I breath now?

923.6.2011 15:34
smiler123
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suxs

1023.6.2011 16:43

Originally posted by smiler123:
suxs
Yes it sucked but I still paid that part of the bill.

1123.6.2011 18:02
smiler123
Inactive

./bye

1223.6.2011 18:14

Originally posted by smiler123:
./bye
Well I kept Comcasts internet because it is faster then AT&T DSL...

1324.6.2011 10:35

Interesting... smiler's comments aren't coming up, other than to show (sux) or just (./bye) on the screen. Not that I'm whining, but if you're going to post in here it should show. Otherwise, if you're afraid of beginners questions, I would have figured a line of inquiry would have shown up in a private message. It's making me think something went wrong with FireFox #35...


1424.6.2011 11:14

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Interesting... smiler's comments aren't coming up, other than to show (sux) or just (./bye) on the screen. Not that I'm whining, but if you're going to post in here it should show. Otherwise, if you're afraid of beginners questions, I would have figured a line of inquiry would have shown up in a private message. It's making me think something went wrong with FireFox #35...
He may have meant my $18 downgrade charge with Comcast sucks (which it did btw) & his bye might have meant goodbye Comcast. At least thats the way I understood his meaning.

1524.6.2011 13:00

OK, like I said, I thought FF5 had 1000 new updates waiting for me... or I needed new meds... or another, new, senior moment...


168.7.2011 10:54

Netflix will piss off the cable companies to the point that they will begin tiered service for everyone, then you will all be shit out of luck. Watch your streaming service go bye bye. Or your cable internet service be more than the tv service was. Netflix doesn't care about its customers....its just trying to make as much money right now as they can , so when the cable and dsl companies start charging more for internet and their business model blows up all the suckers who cut the cord will be left paying a 'turn on' fee to resubscribe to cable.

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