RentMyDVD - I'm not impressed

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  1. ScottH

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    About four months ago I made the switch from Netflix to RentMyDVD, and now that I've had those four months to evaluate, I have to say I don't think my experience with them has been any better than Netflix. Maybe in the first month or so it seemed somewhat better (which is why I switched), but they seem to be falling into the same drab that Netflix got into. I just noticed they don't allow you to add NEW movies to your wish list anymore. Netflix did the same thing to me. I'm also noticing that a lot more movies are coming up "Out Of Stock" a lot more than there used to be. In my queue of 50 movies (another gripe - why can't I put more than 50 in my queue?), FOUR of them are listed as "Available". Granted, about half of the movies aren't out yet, but that's 4 movies out of about 25 that have been released. And what is it about the movie 'The War Zone'? When I was with Netflix I had that movie in my queue months before it came out (about a year ago), and it was always out of stock. Now it's been in my queue with RentMyDVD since the day I joined and it's been out of stock.
    So has anyone who decided to stick with Netflix noticed an improvement over the last few months?
     
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    What movie? I just tried it with 'The Score' and 'A.I.' and all that's there is a little icon that says N/A. It seems as though all of the movies that don't have release dates set for DVD, show up as N/A. You used to be able to add them to your Wish List. Or did they just change the interface and I'm too slow to figure it out?
     
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    Being able to add a movie right when it comes out is a good way for me to keep track of the movies I want to see. Until last week, I could do this with RentMyDVD, and it was one of the big reasons I made the switch from Netflix. In any event, I'm keeping my RentMyDVD subscription (for now), but I just signed up for my first month free at DVDBarn.com. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    My only complaint with RentMyDVD is that they don't carry many smaller titles. I think this would be the perfect area for a rent-by-mail company. After all, I can walk down to Blockbuster or another big chain and rent ANY new, big-budget release. But where can you rent "City of the Living Dead"???? I was hoping that RentMyDVD would be the place. I have "Candy" and "The Thing With Two Heads" on the top of my queue because they were listed as "Coming Soon" when I first joined. Now they are listed as "Not Available"!
    I agree that the queue of 50 is too small, but I'm not sure why you need to put movies that just came out in the theater into your queue. Personally, I just go see them at the theater! [​IMG]
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    I'm about to drop Netflix because it takes too long to get my next discs in the mail. It's taking 12 days to receive a disc and 10 to return it. I'm watching less a month than just going to my local video store and paying more.
    I might try RentMyDVD to see if there is any difference.
     

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