New Netflix Pricing gives PS3 Owners the Blues

March 31, 2009Written by Draisey

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In a surprising move, Netflix has announced a price adjustment for their Blu-ray rentals, and it’s not the kind that’ll put a smile on your face. Netflix cites the higher cost of Blu-ray discs as the reason for the price hike, despite the fact that Blu-ray prices have dropped significantly at retail over the past 12 months. For those who already subscribe to Blu-ray titles, the price increase will go into effect on April 27, 2009.

1 DVD out at-a-time (2 DVDs a month)

Monthly plan cost: $4.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $1

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $5.99

1 DVD out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $8.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $2

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $10.99

2 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $13.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $3

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $16.99

3 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $16.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $4

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $20.99

4 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $23.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $5

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $28.99

5 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $29.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $6

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $35.99

6 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $35.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $7

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $42.99

7 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $41.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $8

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $49.99

8 DVDs out at-a-time (Unlimited)

Monthly plan cost: $47.99

Additional monthly charge for Blu-ray access on this plan: $9

Monthly plan cost with Blu-ray access: $56.99

With such an unexpected move from Netflix, one can only wonder how long it’ll be before they start charging extra for movie streaming.

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