I love the rating system. They (kinda) seem to know what I like. When I find a great movie, they’ll recommend something similar and I will usually like it too. Who’s rated the most movies? I’ve rated 376. I’ll bet some have rated more.
The best selling point of Netflix is that they have just about every movie you can want, as long as it’s not too obscure. If I can’t find a movie I can usually find it from http://www.dvdovernight.com/ which mails just like netflix, but you pay a rental fee and they have late fees. Usually you can be a day (maybe two) late without a late fee, but they will charge you eventually. There are also other websites that rent movies. But I like dvdovernight. Netflix is my #1 choice. After all I have a subscription with them.
With my turnaround time of usually 2 days (we have a netflix distribution center right here in the city) 3 movies out at a time is plenty. I almost always have a movie to watch. I’ll mail a DVD on the way to work and have one waiting for me in the mailbox when I get home. Of course you have to have time to watch all those movies.
Anybody try Blockbuster’s service that is similar? It’s something like 5 more, but you can get the movies right away, which could result in you watching more movies. With netflix's 3 movie option I think the max you could watch would be 20 a month or so. That's like a a movie. With blockbuster you could easily double that and pay just $5 more. That’s $0.63 a movie Of course you have to leave the house, and you know how we hate doing that.
Unfortunately, they still don’t have some foreign movies. Well the ones that aren’t region 1. I want to rent Luc Besson’s Taxi, but I can’t find it anywhere in America. Obviously there are some legal reasons netflix won’t rent a region 2 disc to someone in region 1. I doubt they’ll change that. Oh well. I still love netflix.