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Old 11-23-2010, 02:41 PM
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Default Blockbuster Targets Netflix Delays in New Ad Campaign

The once giant rental chain may be fighting for survival, but they do have a point.

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Yeah, even DirecTV has been advertising their On Demand service saying "watch movies at home way before Netflix".
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In other news, Johns Burgers on 5th and Canoga aims to take down McDonalds.
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Blockbuster still charges a dollar extra in-store for BluRay new releases, and two dollars extra for BluRay favourites. Oh, and good luck finding a BBV store that is actually affiliated what-so-ever with the online stuff the company does.
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Blockbuster still charges a dollar extra in-store for BluRay new releases, and two dollars extra for BluRay favourites. Oh, and good luck finding a BBV store that is actually affiliated what-so-ever with the online stuff the company does.
I had no problem whatsoever actually. Also, if you have the by mail service you have unlimited rentals by mail and five free rentals in stores, including Blu-rays. I'm just trying to tell you, if you want Blu-ray rentals the day of release, this is the best option around.
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When Blockbuster closes their doors for good - a huge "yawn" will occur . . . they will be missed for about 5 minutes, maybe.
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I got almost 300 movies in my Netflix que. The fact that there is a delay getting movies doesn't bother me. If its a movie I really like, I will have preordered it from Amazon anyways. Rentals is for movies I am not sure about.

That being said, I may up my Blockbuster from one disc to two (I got it for games only right now - so much cheaper than Gamefly), and may reduce my Netflix down to two out at a month - I am just not watching like I used to, and the price height is ridicoulous - although I probably make up for that with the TV shows I watch through Netflix streaming.
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Blockbuster is SOOOOOO much better than Netflix it's not even funny (especially if you care about PQ quality). I'm glad some people are finally seeing that
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Blockbuster is garbage. Has been for a long, long, long time. I was a late adopter of Netflix, and being a film fan I couldn't be happier. I have so much content at my fingertips that shuffling through it all is extremely difficult. I've been on a anime kick as of late - 251 episodes of One Piece and counting- , so my "film watching" has taken a massive back seat. Netflix is always there with a film waiting for me. Haven't had a problem getting what I want, nor with the picture quality as my internet is plenty fast...well, when it's working.
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Blockbuster is SOOOOOO much better than Netflix it's not even funny (especially if you care about PQ quality). I'm glad some people are finally seeing that
I care so much about "picture quality" that I watch blu-rays and dvds rather than streaming. And the brs & dvds I get from Netflix are just as good as the ones you get from Blockbuster. Oh?? Could you be referring to "streaming?"
Not interested!
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