I have received an email that my year subscription to Fandor has expired and it “helpfully” provides a link to an “update your credit card” page that is a convincing-looking secure web page under their domain name, but I am suspicious at this point of any web page not accessed directly from my logged in Fandor account, since they have been operating on fumes for a year now, and their phone is disconnected.HinkyDinkyTruesmith wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:11 pmI had been subscribed, but changed credit cards mid-December. Fandor's account stuff no longer works––you can't sign up, you can't change things––so I couldn't re-sign-up. However, the Amazon channel for it still works, and I signed up through that. I don't think the video quality is being affected by their state of affairs––they've often only had low-grade transfers of many of their films. But a recent film like Ida is available in full-HD, and looks great.DeprongMori wrote: ↑Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:28 pmAnyone been following what has been going on with Fandor since December, when they laid off their entire staff?
I subscribed during the sale when FilmStruck closed down, but really haven’t watched it since the December announcement. I was surprised to find today that it was still active. However, the streaming quality seems poor. In streaming my first film today, Escape to Burma (1955), I’m finding the video quality low-resolution and dupey, and it is being streamed in the wrong aspect ratio — 1.78 instead of 2.00.
What have others been experiencing? Has anyone heard any news since December?
Anyone have any further news? I may try to re-add the service through Amazon instead to be on the safe side.