Netflix vs. Blockbuster
Well, I've had Netflix since forever (391 DVDs since 2001). Yes, sometimes they throttle. But I haven't had much problem with that because I don't have my queue full of all new releases. To make a long story very short, they kick BB's ass. I have tried BB for a little over two weeks now. The only advantage I see in BB is the ability to get 2 games or DVDs a month at the local store.
Selection: Netflix just has more movies, period. I really want to see the DVD "Star Wars: Clone Wars" from the Cartoon Network. BB has no mention of it, NF has had it in my saved queue since I first heard about it.
Availability: BB is crap. Of course, it is very possible that they are throttling me. Here's my current queue - note this is Apr 2005… I have added at the end of every line the year the movie is from
Movie Title Rating Availability Bamboozled [WS] R Long Wait 2000 Shaolin Soccer PG13 Short Wait 2001 Eurotrip [WS] [Unrated] NR Short Wait 2004 Astronaut's Wife R Short Wait 1999 Torque [WS] PG13 Short Wait 2004 Honey [WS] PG13 Short Wait 2004 Tommyknockers NR Long Wait 1993 Fish Called Wanda R Short Wait 1988 Booty Call R Long Wait 1997 White Chicks [WS] PG13 Short Wait 2004 Club Dread [WS] NR Short Wait 2004
I have no idea how "The Bootiest Edition" of Booty Call from 1997 can be a 'Long Wait' along with an old Stephen King miniseries. As a guy I used to work with liked to say, "I call bullshit!"