Back in the olden days of the video era, the only way to rent a movie was to drive to a brick-and-mortar store to pick up a tape or (later) a DVD. Nowadays, we can get discs shipped to us by mail or instantly stream movies from the convenience of the internet. Which of the major rental services do you, our video-savvy readers, prefer to rent your movies from?
I don’t do a whole lot of renting, personally. I’ve always had a collector’s mentality and prefer to buy rather than rent. However, sometimes I just want to catch up with a questionable new release without the burden or expense of buying a movie that I may not feel worth owning.
As a dyed-in-the-wool videophile, I prioritize quality over convenience or price. As such, I was never much satisfied with the artifact-ridden Netflix streaming options. Fortunately, I found VUDU, which offers near-Blu-ray quality streaming, as well as 5.1 sound on almost all movies. (I rented ‘Source Code’ this past weekend, and it looked pretty great.) While it may be more expensive than Netflix, for the amount of renting I do, I feel that it’s worth the money.
Where do you do most of your renting? You can vote for multiple options if you’d like.