Archive | April 1, 2011

Netflix and Fox sign distribution deal, Glee, Sons of Anarchy and Ally McBeal available for instant streaming

In a never ending series of deals, Netflix continue to add more value to our monthly $8.99 subscription that will only convince more people to cut the cable cord as I did. The new distribution deal covers some Fox shows, most important Glee, Sons of Anarchy and Ally McBeal. Beside the TV shows, Netflix will get the rights for more Fox shows after “their premium pay television license periods conclude”. The deal covers several years and will get new shows every year.

The newly signed agreement is not a new one, but rather an extension. Previouslt, Fox made a number of shows available for instant streaming on Netflix, including “Lie to Me,” “24,” “Prison Break,” “Arrested Development,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “X-Files”, etc.

via Netflix Blog

AcousticSoundDesign customer service review

Let’s be honest, we tend to write reviews about a certain company mostly when we had a bad experience that left us annoyed enough to go the extra mile and share the feedback. There are some companies though that go above and beyond what is necessary for an excellent customer service and based on a recent experience, I felt compelled to allocate some space here to share this particular experience. Yes, I was that impressed.

Let’s start at the beginning: A couple of weeks ago, I bought myself from Amazon a new speakers set, the Jamo S 606 HCS 3 Studio Series Home Theater Speaker System – S606HCS3 , a 130+ pounds behemoth for $400, no taxes and free shipping. The price is excellent, the sound is gorgeous, but more about that in another article. The products didn’t come from Amazon’s own stock but was shipped by a 3rd party Amazon Seller, AcousticSoundDesign (order number 002-9473671-4355409) that also has its own online presence.

While shipping and handling were very fast, I had the unpleasant surprise that UPS handled the whole shipping process in their characteristic style, badly.

As a result, the box was full of bumps and holes (I took some photos after receiving it). I hoped that the content survived in good Read More…