Posted Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
Remember back in October when Netflix upped their monthly charges $1 for Blu-ray subscribers? Well, the company is about to launch another gouge this April.
Starting April 27, the online rental company will charge anywhere from an additional $1 to a whopping $9 a month for Blu-ray rentals depending on the plan. For example, the $4.99/month option allowing one movie at a time (two per month) will cost an additional buck, and the $47.99/month option granting eight movies at a time (unlimited per month) will cost $9 extra.
Despite Netflix's claims regarding the higher price of Blu-ray, many readers are pointing out that the prices of Blu-ray discs are falling and their anti-scratch resistance should actually allow for a longer lifespan than standard DVDs. In a time where the economy is in peril, this move doesn't seem to be making Netflix look good in the eyes of consumers at all.
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