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Old 08-18-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Netflix?

Anybody use one of these online DVD rental services?

Just wondering who's got the best service. Doesn't Blockbuster have an online service now?
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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Re: Netflix?

Yup, I use it and they come quick, watch them (or "archive them") and send them back the next day.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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Re: Netflix?

I was a customer of both at one time. Here is my review.

Netflix - Once you join up they are awsome as far as getting movies in a timely fashion, but after about 2 months there movies are super slow in the mail. For example I could get a movie on Monday send it back to them tuesday and have another movie by friday, Awsome!! Then after like 2 months. If I received a movie on monday and sent it back on tuesday, I would not get my next movie until like the following thursday. So it went from getting my movie in approx 3 days went to getting my movie in approx. 9 days. I have mention that my closest netflix distribution center was in Pittsburgh which is approx. 3hrs away. Even still I couldnt understand why all of a sudden they started to take longer and longer in the mail. So I quit.

Blockbuster - I liked blockbuster but left them because everyother movie either would not play or was severly damaged. They always sent out a replacement right away but it took evern longer then to get your movie because the DVD was crap. But if you have a blockbuster in your town then I would join that because you get free in-store movie rentals with your on-line subscription, which is cool. Also they will e-mail you cupons for in-store use also. Some cupons are like buy one previously viewed movie get one free, or for like $5.

In conclusion, I would go with blockbuster if I had one closer than an hour drive away...
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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Re: Netflix?

I've also used both.
I agree with what 8588 says.
Netflix "throttles" high volume users.
Blockbuster has gotten better with the disc quality.

Netflix has better selection and larger quantity instock.

also consider GreenCine | main member - Video-On-Demand, Buy and Rent DVDs
If you like hard to find movies( foreign, artsy, or just stupid movies in general).

If I had to go back, I would choose blockbuster because they give you free instore rentals every month.
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Old 08-18-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: Netflix?

I use Netflix and love the selection and speed that my dvds get delivered. I recieve and watch generally around 20 dvds or so a month so I get my moneys worth out of it. I mainly it use it for new releases, anime, tv boxsets, and hard to find dvds and Netflix has a huge selection for all of those. the only negative I've had thus far is a couple times I've had them skip anywhere between 50 to 100 dvds in my que and send me a dvd that's in the middle of the set and I've only had one dvd not work thus far, knock on wood.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: Netflix?

Netflix is the shizz... they've got a much larger selection than Blockbuster (BB has some kind of ethics clause... if there is a non-rated version of a Rated R movie, Netflix will probably have it). I had to complain to Netflix b/c of their throttling practices several times and when you do it enough, they straighten you out.

But there's no such thing as "unlimited rentals" in any of the delivery systems- they do have some kind of secret limit they give per month, depending on which plan you have.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:12 AM   #7
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Netflix "throttles" high volume users.
They have admitted this. They put the brakes on when you reach certain levels of usage. Buch of crap if you ask me.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:10 AM   #8
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Re: Netflix?

I used Blockbuster for a while, and loved it because the coupons almost offset the monthly fee. In the end, I wasn't using it enough (or was receiving bad discs) and quit.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #9
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I currently have Netflix, and it's great. The area distribution center is a stone's throw from my house, so I send one in on Monday and have a new one on Wednesday. I have 2 at a time "unlimited", and it's been great. I don't use it as often as I'd like, but I have yet to have any kind of problems with it.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:09 PM   #10
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Re: Netflix?

Does anyone recommend a company for renting Xbox games through the mail?
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:33 PM   #11
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this is what I've heard is the best
Video Game Rentals: Rent or Buy PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox, GameCube, DS, Wii, GBA Games
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:03 AM   #12
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becareful with gamefly cuz over about a 2 month span I had either 4 or 5 games never show up and their response time to missing games or returned games was really slow. I normally was able to rent about 5 games a month while I was paying for the 3 rentals at a time plan for around $32 so I canceled my membership because I just wasn't getting enough games to warrant the costs.
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