For those that do not follow the affairs of the video game consoles it may interest you to know that with yesterdays update to the Xbox 360 they integrated a VERY cool new way for you to take advantage of Netflix, that being instant downloads, many of which are in High Definition. You can see which ones are in HD here: Is It In HD? Welcome! It's a small but growing list. Anyway, for your Netflix fee you can now download directly to your PC, Mac or 360 an unlimited number of TV shows and Movies a month. I haven't rented a movie since the day I bought a DVD player, I have been an owner and a solid supporter of packaged media since that day. And this got me to bite. -For a dollar more a month you can get your Netflix disk rentals in BluRay. There are thousands of BDs i will never buy but still want to see, so even if I only get one disk a month in the mail this is worth it to me, and I suspect I might rotate in as many as 3-4 a month or more. -There are thousands of shows and movies I wouldnt even pay to rent but i might spend time on if it were free. Here's an example: I wanted to see that Series Weeds but wouldnt spend the time to go rent it and certainly wouldnt buy it without seeing a few episodes first). Now i can. -On these things I can live with lower than BD quality. The video quality that i have seen approaches DVD quality with a bit of stuttering, but I can deal with that for stuff I don't care so much about. I havent watched an HD stream but it has to be even better than the SD. New Xbox 360 Experience hands-on and impressions - Engadget Xbox Experience now available to all who signed up, Netflix HD streams too - Engadget Just something to think about. For those of us who have a 360 already (Plus gold subscriptions) another $100 a year to get unlimited BD rentals and unlimited video on demand with a growing HD library seems like a no brainer. For folks like me who don't already have VOD through their cable company this is doubly so. Also, forgot to mention, there is a free trial for new subscribers!