Originally Posted by cr671
Not sure what you mean by "not enough quality programming". Netflix & Amazon Prime have a ton of both action & scifi programming. If you aren't seeing them, you aren't looking very hard. They are two of my favorite genre's as well and the selection available is huge. One thing I would suggest is resetting your Netflix settings. The way it's set up in the beginning its a direct result of what is actually being displayed within your viewing menus. Netflix programming can be updated so you can view a lot more genres and sub genres. Many folks forget they can go in and adjust this which is why they think there isn't enough programming available to cut the cord.
I know both of the services I've mentioned update/add new programming around the 15th of every month. I can assure you the majority of programming your watching on network, cable or satellite tv already is, (or soon will be) available through Netflix or Prime.
My definition of quality programing is most movies that get over 70% fresh on rotten tomatoes.
And yes, I know....critics can often be wrong, But when 80 critics like a movie, and 20 don't I usually will find it to be quality cinema. For action movies, I lower my requirement to 70%. For Science fiction I go all the way down to 60%
I spend almost as much time researching as watching. I look everywhere. I will change my settings on Netflix, and I may find some more features...but I doubt it. Yes, I have looked on amazon and many many other sources (HK action forums etc.)
There are a lot of good shows that are considered to be sy fy, but there is very little genuine sy fy.
Take Defiance, for example. There was a fantastic battle the first season, but now it is basically a soap opera set in the future with "aliens" that are just actors with makeup. It is a decent show, but it does not help sate my desire for more genuine sci fi. Falling Skies is more genuine Sci Fi (although about to jump the shark).
The channel Sy Fy has some decent shows, but 95% of their movies are garbage.