blockbuster or netflix?

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  1. jeff garver

    jeff garver Auditioning

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    Which to join? netflix or blockbuster....Which has better service?
     
  2. CraigL

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    Umm...why is this in the regional DVD area?
     
  3. Irina

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    Definitely Netflix.com. It is the best DVD rental service available todate. I have been using Netflix for over a year and extremely happy with it. They provide very fast delivery that no other service (I tried both Blockbuster and WalMart) can even come close.
     
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    I am poed with netflix over the 28 day wait after the release date, not all movies but probably more than 50% that i have on my list. That and the fact that if you start getting alot of discs they start screwing you. Been thinking about switching to blockbuster because i would not have to deal with the 28 day wait. Plus they are a little cheaper. But with there financial debt i not sure if they are going to stay afloat.
     
  5. nolesrule

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    It's not Netflix's fault about the 28 days. They were essentially cornered into it by the studios, probably as a favor to Blockbuster.
     
  6. ManW_TheUncool

    ManW_TheUncool Producer

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    Hmmm... I thought the 28-day wait was just for BDs. Didn't realize it was for DVDs too.


    Anyway, as someone who only rents some (mainly for BDs) to supplement my prefered choice to own, I prefer Blockbuster Online -- it's cheaper, especially for BD rentals, besides the lack of 28-day wait (and possibly better turnaround times for BDs?). I don't do the VOD/streaming thing though, which some NF customers like.


    I'll deal w/ it if/when Blockbuster does go under...


    _Man_
     
  7. Corey3rd

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    The 28 Day window is more to get people to "rent" the movie via their cable's OnDemand service. Higher profit margin when someone clicks it.
     

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