Shortly after yesterday’s post, I read “Goodbye DVD. Hello Future” in the New York Times which essentially came to the same conclusion I did. You don’t need those little red envelopes to watch movies. With cable, satellite & online streaming services (Netflix among them) plus in-store video vendors, you can access flicks without the monthly cost of another subscription. We had two dvd’s sitting in the house for at least 3 months– making their cost over $50 for two movies that we never watched! I could have seen a lot of first run pix–in the theatres– for that price & even bought some overpriced, overbuttered popcorn!
We did feel some urgency to watch one of the dvd’s before I mailed them back (when you cancel, you get 7 days to return your stash). It was Synecdoche New York…and frankly we just couldn’t get into it and bailed after 2o minutes. So, it was further reinforcement for my decision to cancel. At least for now.
- Netflix Continues Its Crusade Against DVDs, Kills Queue on iPad App (readwriteweb.com)