Anyone tried BlockBuster on-demand movie service??


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Blockbuster claims to have dvd quality on their on-demand service for $1.99 per movie. Has anyone tried this service? If so, how does the picture look and are you able to get digital surround?
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why not just try it and find out...after all, its only $1.99 .
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Riley, it's a little more involved than that. You have to purchase 25 on-demand movies in advance for $100 and they'll give you their on-demand intenet-connected player. I don't want to spend a hundred bucks for a mediocre on-demand machine again. I already have a Roku player and I get the movies free from Netflix. I would consider the Blockbuster deal if the picture and sound were better. Also, the deal says that the rentals START at $1.99. Anytime a sales ad has a starting price, you can be sure that prices don't end where they start. So, again, if anyone has tried it I'd like to know your experience with it.

....thanks,......mitch
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Seems pointless to me to let yourself in for Blockbuster's shenanigans when movies on-demand comes free with a Netflix membership. Once the home video medium transitioned from VHS, I haven't liked Blockbuster. After DVD came in, they insisted on stocking the full screen versions, and that's where I parted company. I've been a Netflix member for over five years and am still happy with it. My step-daughter gave the Blockbuster membership a try (with its mail order/bricks'n'mortar service angle) and felt that she got burnt by it, between the late fees and the charges for various services beyond the subscription.
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My main focus for the inquiry is picture and sound quality. I don't view movies through the Netflix streaming because the picture doesn't meet my standards....my 12 year-old son uses it and the picture and sound are okay by him. I get the Netflix streaming movies for free, and you get what you pay for in this instance. After viewing a movie streamed by Netflix you quickly realize the old adage....that there is no free lunch. My primary movie viewing media is Netflix Blu-Ray discs. I would be willing to give the Blockbuster plan a try and be willing to pay for it if the picture is dvd quality as their advertising says it its.

Again....has anyone experienced a Blockbuster on-demand movie and does the picture rival dvd?
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Apple provides downloadable movies in 720p.