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What's the best mail order rental option, like Netflix?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Russell Volz

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Posted March 09 2004 - 03:37 PM

We haven't watched TV since 1981, so I'm really enjoying the DVDs on our new HT front projector system. I want to rent the DVD first and if I like it, then buy the DVD later. Two questions: 1. What is the best on-line DVD rental company? 2. What is the best on-line DVD purchase company? Thanks, Russell

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted March 10 2004 - 08:57 AM


With the new lower-prices for preorders, free shipping, and sponsorship of HTF, I'd have to say Laser's Edge.

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted March 10 2004 - 09:22 AM

If you order from Laser's Edge though, use this link so that the HTF gets credit for directing you to their site.
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   jon_ad

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Posted March 12 2004 - 04:47 AM

I've used both Walmart dvd rentals and NetFlix. I think that Netflix is the better with more available titles and the ability to get a lot of titles that Walmart won't carry-ie more independent films.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Sami Kallio

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Posted March 12 2004 - 05:45 AM

I haven't used Walmart but a few friend have. The problem is their distribution centers are not local like in most cases with Netflix. That adds a day or two for the delivery and return times. With Netflix, when I put the return envelope in mailbox Monday, I will have a replacement disc by Wednesday.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 12 2004 - 06:46 AM

Depending on where you live, and how important speed and cost are to you, you might want to check out Greencine, which is the one I use.
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