Netflix Adds HD-DVD Rentals
Posted Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 10:49 AM PST by
With little fanfare, Netflix has added the ability for its customers
up their accounts to rent HD-DVD discs. The company had announced earlier this year that it was planning to rent both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs this year.
As the weblog Hacking Netflix describes in detail
, customers can access the setup option from the "Your Account"
page, and after adjusting the preferred default format to DVD or HD-DVD,
a new column called "Format" appears in their queue.
This news comes on the same day that Warner announced probable delays
in its first HD-DVD disc releases, which were originally expected
March 28. So while it's great for high-def DVD enthusiasts to
have an HD-DVD rental option at Netflix, it will be even greater once
there are actually a few titles available to rent. Here's hoping that's soon.