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Thread: Netflix or Blockbuster online?
07-28-2008 09:54 AM #16Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
Both for now. Blockbuster does in store returns which is useful to get more recent rentals (my queue is >200 titles right now). Netflix offers that streaming service which I haven't used yet (for more than 1 minite) and cant wait for it to come to the xbox 360.
07-28-2008 11:30 AM #17
With my nearest Blockbuster over 10 miles away, and $4.00 per gallon gas prices... Netflix is a no-brainer.Sammy 56" DLP/46" LCD, BD-UP5000, Toshiba HD-A1/HD-A2, Dish ViP722k/ViP211k, Panny BD-60, ,
Titles: 103 30 (http://trekker4life.dvdaf.com/owned/high-definition)
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07-28-2008 01:15 PM #20Special Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- Cochise County, AZ
I've been getting 3 discs / week from Blockbuster and I haven't been in a BB store in the current millennium.
I had Netflix for almost 2 years and I found that the longer you were a subscriber the worse the service got. If you returned discs too quickly they would throttle you back with the returned discs taking 3-4 days to show up in my Q, even though it's one day turnaround to Tucson. Then they tried the trick of saying my "selection" (a title way down in my Q with newer releases at the top always being "very long wait") was not available from my local distribution center and when send me the disc from across the country from Georgia, upstate New York, etc. - same postage cost, but 4-5 day transit time (like there's no Netfix centers next door in California?) And I rarely could get a new release within a month or more after release.
When they kicked that was the last straw for me and I switched to BB Online. Ironically, I rarely rented - I tended to buy the titles I wanted on HD DVD and primarily rent , it just pissed me off and was the final straw. I've been much happier with Blockbuster.
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07-28-2008 05:54 PM #23RIP Kosty you are missed.
07-28-2008 06:49 PM #24RIP Kosty you are missed.
07-29-2008 09:38 PM #25
I dumped Netflix after they dumped HDDVD , they can go f themselves.
Will never use them againMitsubishi WD52631- 52" 1080P DLP TV
Verizon FIOS box with HDDVR
Toshiba A30 HDDVD
Monoprice HDX401E HDMI switch
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07-30-2008 09:22 AM #26
How about a 3rd option for neither? I don't rent HD movies. If it's a movie I like, I just buy it.Panasonic BD30/BD35 & Onkyo 606
Last 3 Blus:
stopped trying to keep up
07-30-2008 09:39 AM #27
I used to be with Netflix a few years ago, but switched to Blockbuster when they started the in store exchange program. I have two blockbusters within 2 miles of my house, one that I pass every day on my way home from work, so it's a no brainer for me. And their blu-ray section is constantly growing, which is great for me and saves me some money as well. Also, the local distribution center is in Louisville, KY, so if I get an email that a movie has been sent out on Monday, I have it by Tuesday. Can't beat that.GO VOLS
07-30-2008 07:30 PM #28Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
07-30-2008 09:40 PM #29
I like Blockbuster Online. I have the four rental plan for $24.99, and after I'm done with the movies from online, I go and trade those movies in at the store. I get eight for the price of four because after they receive the movies at the warehouse, they send more out even if I don't return the movies I got from the store. I also get two free game rentals a month, and on top of that, I here Netflix is upping there prices on their hi-def stuff. No brainer for me Blockbuster Online is the best.Gold slips I'm looking for: Blind Side
This means that I am 1 Academy Award O-Sleeve away from having them all. Oh yeah!!!
08-09-2008 04:21 AM #30Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
With in store exchanges and no BLU premium fees, you'd be a fool to stick with netflix. Need that Blur-ray of "300" that's been in your queue for weeks? forget the "Very Long Wait" and pick it up in store. What about that new release you forgot to queue up pre-release? Pick it up in store instead of waiting weeks! This goes for DVD & Bluray...