I’ve been a subscriber of Blockbuster Online for over two years now. At the start of this year, they raised their rate by $2 a month and limited the number of in store exchanges to 2 per month. What pushed me over the edge was the fact that they automatically published the movies I requested to my Facebook feed. I never authorized this, I never linked the accounts. In fact, I use different email addresses for those services, so they had to do some browser magic or something to accomplish this. To me, this is a violation.
So, the question is, do I switch to Netflix. Their plan for one at a time is $8.99, but there is obviously no in store rental. Instead they offer a selection of films that I can watch online. The problem is, that service is Windows only, and I’m on a Mac. (I’ve heard it does work in Parallels). Blockbuser offers a no store exchange plan at $8.99 as well.
Any thoughts? Any positive/negative experiences with either service?
America… What a country! In America, you watch TV. In Soviet Russia, TV watches you!
The MPAA is trying to push a bill through Congress that would require anyone with a home theater to register with them. The home theater equipment will have devices that can determine information about the audience watching and report back to the
What makes a home theater? According to the MPAA, a home theater is any home with:
- A television larger than 29″ with stereo sound
- At least 2 comfortable chairs or a couch or futon
Here’s the magic quote from the article:
“Just because you buy a DVD to watch at home doesn’t give you the right to invite friends over to watch it too. That’s a violation of copyright and denies us the revenue that would be generated from DVD sales to your friends,” said [MPAA head] Glickman. “Ideally we expect each viewer to have their own copy of the DVD, but we realize that isn’t always feasible. The registration fee is a fair compromise.
Pay attention to the government! They obviously don’t trust you, why should you trust them?
Source: http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/11/home-theater-regulations.html [Mirror]
He has 3 SuperBowl rings.
He holds the record for all-time rushing yards in the NFL.
Now he’s the new winner of Dancing With the Stars.
What can’t he do?
I’m so excited, I can hardly concentrate. The Fair starts in 4 days. They have tons of new food, new exhibits, and new shows. Just got to make it through 4 days of work.
Well, there was supposed to be a big world premiere event for this video on AOL today, but apparantly it was leaked on the internet early, so the premiere was canceled.
Waiting for me in my inbox this morning was an email from Amazon.com.
As someone who has purchased books about pirates, you might like to know about our featured booklist celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Well, they’ve got me pegged. Here’s the list.
Ok, so I’m in this weird Star Trek mood today.