Personally, I thought $1/month for Blu-Ray was an awesome deal. Apparently, it was too good to last. Today, Netflix significantly hiked their Blu-Ray surcharge:
|Discs At A Time||Netflix DVD and unlimited Downloads||Netflix with DVD and Blu-Ray and unlimited Downloads||Blockbuster with DVD and Blu-Ray. Mail Only||Blockbuster with DVD and Blu-Ray and Retail Store Exchange|
Blockbuster doesn’t charge extra for Blu-Ray and Blockbuster also offers the very convenient in-store exchange service, but Netflix offers the buffet style all-you-can-watch download service.
Personally, I disabled the Blu-Ray option on my Netflix account immediately after getting the notification, but the rates aren’t too out of line with what Blockbuster is doing. I’m glad that there are at least two competent services to choose between.
Written by: Darrin
- Contributing Editor