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Availability of HD product at Blockbuster, etc

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I wanna be able to walk into Blockbuster and grab 3-4 HD movies...not wait for the mail or have to drive 10 miles(the nearest place) - I hope this changes...
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Mistake #1 - Shopping at Blockbuster

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Mistake #1 - Shopping at Blockbuster

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well wherever you know - I'm not into BUYING DVD's I like to rent
post #4 of 15
Amazon.com is your friend
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well wherever you know - I'm not into BUYING DVD's I like to rent

Netflix is your friend! IMHO Faster service and don't have to drive to a store front.

Phil
post #6 of 15
Don't you mean what sucks about Blockbuster?
post #7 of 15
Depends where you live. Fortunately, my netflix turnaround is two days. I drop it in the mail on Monday and have a new title on Wednesday. Plus, I can select movies on-line instead of having to search the shelves at Blockbuster. I proabably wouldn't use my local Blockbuster if they had HD-DVD and they rented for $1.
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well wherever you know - I'm not into BUYING DVD's I like to rent


Same here I am not into spending $19-29 for most movies that I am going to watch one or twice.
post #9 of 15
Netflix has the best deal for rentals,about $1.20US per DVD.
I stopped going to Ballbuster....er I mean Blockbuster.
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Depends where you live. Fortunately, my netflix turnaround is two days. I drop it in the mail on Monday and have a new title on Wednesday. Plus, I can select movies on-line instead of having to search the shelves at Blockbuster. I proabably wouldn't use my local Blockbuster if they had HD-DVD and they rented for $1.

Appreciate your advices, but it sure would be helpful if more members would put their location in their profile. Members so often refer to their experiences at stores, etc. in their area, but don't indicate where that area is. I have no idea where you are located, so no idea if I might be equally lucky if I subscribed to Netflix...

htomei
post #12 of 15
I'm lucky enough to live within 5 miles of one of the Blockbuster test stores that carry both HD DVD & Blu-ray. However, since they announced Blu-ray support for all of the stores, they've only added a few HD DVD titles (300 & Bladed of Glory are two that come to mind).

I'm format neutral. But, because I don't want companies like Blockbuster determining which format wins, if I have the option between HD DVD & Blu-ray, I'll typically rent the HD DVD version. I'll also rent (if you can call exchanging discs from Blockbuster online for free discs at the store "renting") some HD DVD titles, that I probably wouldn't otherwise watch, because they are available on HD DVD.
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Originally Posted by htomei22 View Post

Appreciate your advices, but it sure would be helpful if more members would put their location in their profile. Members so often refer to their experiences at stores, etc. in their area, but don't indicate where that area is. I have no idea where you are located, so no idea if I might be equally lucky if I subscribed to Netflix...

htomei


There are 44 Netflix shipping centers in the US,so chances are you will get a new DVD within two days of returning one.The Blockbuster near me only has BD and the selection is crappy,maybe twenty titles.
Netflix is clearly superior because they have both HD formats,9 service plans($5-48) and a free 14 day trial.
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Netflix is clearly superior because they have both HD formats,9 service plans($5-48) and a free 14 day trial.

Huh? I will start by saying that I hate BB and I am a current customer of BB Online. But your statement is not true. Blockbuster has both HD formats, 9 service plans or actually its 11 plans and they let you exchange movies for in store rentals. I hardly see netflix as being superior based on your reasons.

My preferred option is the best of both worlds, I have subscriptions to both Netflix and BB...

By the way, it takes about the same amount of time for me to get movies from Netflix and BB...
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Originally Posted by htomei22 View Post

I have no idea where you are located, so no idea if I might be equally lucky if I subscribed to Netflix...

htomei

Best way to find out is to sign up for a free trial and see what your turnaround is.
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