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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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One week of BigFlix

Last week I signed up for the Monthly Plan of BigFlix, India's version of NetFlix. The largest number of movies are produced from India and this means that there is also a huge audience for it (although they don't generate the kind of revenue that Hollywood movies do). So it makes this movie rental service a cool idea that is first of kind as it leverages the Internet. To get a movie you can place a request through their site, by phone or their Store.

The BigFlix website runs on ASP.NET & utilizes ASP.NET AJAX. The pages are well designed considering an average user can get his work done but slow loading. The UI has some rough edges (search keywords vanish when you change search options) that can be polished to make it better accessible. The movie summaries are terse and badly written. They do not help in deciding if you should pick a particular movie. Given the fact that there will be a large number of subscribers, the site has the potential to build collective intelligence features you see in IMDB & Amazon.

My experience with BigFlix has been good so far. If you've tried it too, how did you find it?

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Posted by Anonymous Satish Talim | 1/10/2009 08:24:00 AM

I paid for BIGFlix (in Pune) 2 days back but so far nothing from their side - no confirmation of payment, forget the DVDs. How long do they take to start the service?    



Posted by Blogger Anil | 1/11/2009 07:16:00 AM

I got a confirmation the next day I registered both by SMS & Email. You could call their call center to find out the status of your subscription.    



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