posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 03:09 PM
actually it's a bit trickier.
It's not the search database but the recomendation software that chooses movies for you based on past rentals/purchases.
If you rent a lot of sci-fi netflix will "recomend" other movies of that genre.
What I believe they're trying to do is make that more accurate.
If you say rent "The Warriors", "Gangs of New York" and "Lords of Flatbush" you may get recomendations of other gang movies, but with more
enhanced software you might find instead of getting recomendations on other "gang" films you might get things like "New York" based films or
"Period films" or even documentaries about the history of gangs etc. etc.
It's pretty beyond me but someone who understands this stuff could win a lot of cash from Netflix.