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Re: Classic Reel channelendless buffering

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Sorry for the misunderstanding, I never meant to imply that CR was owned/ operated by Criterion. It never even crossed my mind that that they had a business relationship. Nor am I blaming Criterion for another services' operations.

I have no idea how CR operates.  Nor do I really care, I just enjoy old movies and appreciate a low cost subscription to some really great movies not found on other resources.

If you follow the thread you will see that most of my posts are in response to another subscriber who pointed out some of the flaws with the prints available on CR.  I really wasn't even aware of the flaws until it was pointed out to me.  Since I don't care for Westerns I may never have noticed it.  

I would like to say, that if anyone is interested in a better print of "Mackenna's Gold" it can be found on Criterion, but I don't wish to be accused of somehow promoting Criterion,  I don't work for them, I am simply a subscriber who also enjoys what they have to offer.

Criterion's subscription cost more than CR currently at $10.99 USD monthly. 

Having said that it would be nice if CR was a bit more careful about it's source of videos. -- My opinion I could be wrong.

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Re: Classic Reel channelendless buffering

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@SouthPawPhlly wrote:

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I never meant to imply that CR was owned/ operated by Criterion. It never even crossed my mind that that they had a business relationship. Nor am I blaming Criterion for another services' operations.

I have no idea how CR operates.  Nor do I really care, I just enjoy old movies and appreciate a low cost subscription to some really great movies not found on other resources.

If you follow the thread you will see that most of my posts are in response to another subscriber who pointed out some of the flaws with the prints available on CR.  I really wasn't even aware of the flaws until it was pointed out to me.  Since I don't care for Westerns I may never have noticed it.  

I would like to say, that if anyone is interested in a better print of "Mackenna's Gold" it can be found on Criterion, but I don't wish to be accused of somehow promoting Criterion,  I don't work for them, I am simply a subscriber who also enjoys what they have to offer.

Criterion's subscription cost more than CR currently at $10.99 USD monthly. 

Having said that it would be nice if CR was a bit more careful about it's source of videos. -- My opinion I could be wrong.


Always entitled to your opinion, especially when it comes to the quality of the video and audio. No harm, no offense taken. I too would prefer providers offer the best content possible, but for the cost of CR one might accept an occasional clunker. Smiley Very Happy

Recommendations from a subscriber is always welcome. It's the only way one can get an honest report about some of the offerings. Roku has more channels/apps available than most any platform, but some are really duds. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Re: Classic Reel channel endless buffering

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Since I started this thread to begin with, I have to agree with everything posted in the last couple of responses and consider this topic as "solved", since the "endless buffering" problem I brought up initially has been addressed.

I'd just like to add that in the almost 8 years that I've been with Roku, Classic Reel is the all-time find for a movie buff like myself in terms of the hours and hours of viewing pleasure it provides.  And yes, for the very low cost of subscription and unprecedented large catalog on offer, a high level of tolerance is definitely warranted for "an occasional clunker" or two.

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@chlojo1 wrote:


And yes, for the very low cost of subscription and unprecedented large catalog on offer, a high level of tolerance is definitely warranted for "an occasional clunker" or two.


Well said.  Thank you!

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Re: Classic Reel channelendless buffering

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Although I have had some minor reloading errors I must say that I am very happy, for the most part, with the selection and quality of the films. I have found numerous 50's classic films that I have been unable to find elsewhere. I also love the search feature by year and gives me a very good look at the classic reel catalog. This is the closest channel to TCM that I have found. Well worth the $2.99 month.

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Re: Classic Reel channelendless buffering

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MAOCPAC, I've been enjoying Classic Reel for almost a year and didn't realize you could search by year.  I've been having a ball doing that since I saw your post.  Thank you so much.  And I totally agree that CR is a treasure trove at $2.99 a month.

By the way, for those still following this thread, I advise that if you see something you'd like to watch on Classic Reel, check the running time against the movie's listing on IMDB first.  I do have experiences of watching severely edited prints of movies I was initially excited to see in the CR catalog.  Doesn't happen a lot but when it does, it's really disappointing.

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