What a bunch of WHINERS.
The service is FREE to PRIME Members
, which is in addition to the already great offers for PRIME members. The VOD for PRIME Members does indeed include HD movies. Who cares about it being in 5.1? All the bitching about spending all the money for a nice system, then USE what the system has to offer! Things such as DPLIIx & z, DTS Neo, Audyssey DSX and so on. You spent all that money to NOT use the features readily available to you? I think y'all sound like a bunch of gimme people.
No, Amazon does NOT have all that Netflix has. But so far I have found at least one program that AVOD DOES have the NF won't stream. Not important the title as it is pretty insignificant to most, but the point is they DO have SOME things NF doesn't.Nothing is going to top a physical disc
. Why do you think there is a premium on that type of media? C'mon people, use your heads before making such bold statements like, "well 2.0 only so the coffin lid has been nailed on it."
Ultimately, it needs to be seen for what it is and NOT what it isn't. A streaming FREE service to PRIME members and at this time to be used to complement NF services. Don't bitch that AVOD doesn't have what NF has, 90% of which most will never fully utilize anyway. WAKE UP PEOPLE.
Finally, think of all the people that DON'T have NF anyway but are prime MEMBERS. What a treat and bonus that ULTIMATELY is the BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK going for streaming media. VUDU HD isn't even as good as a physical disc, but no whining going on about that.
In this day and age, FREE is quite the unusual product and Amazon should be commended for doing this. They could have just as easily charged a couple of bucks a month extra, and most would be elated with that option. But go ahead, waste gas and time and money on driving to redbox or blockbuster. If you can afford to do that all the time, you have more dollars than sense in my opinion.