How is the condition of the DVDs that you receive? You folks ever have any problems with discs that are dirty or unplayable? It seems like almost every DVD I rent from Blockbuster has some sort of groat or schmutz on it that casues the picture to break up, usually during a key scene. I end up having to stop the movie and clean it off. Last night the same thing occured and I discovered that there was actually a small divot in the surface of the disc. <br><br>*grumblegrumble...*<br><br>I don't currently use Netflix, but my reasons for not are dwindling down...<br><br>
Member Since: November 1999<br>I've received one disc that hax problems playing. It was about two years ago, at that time you could report problem discs on their site and they sent a replacement out to you and flagged the one you had for inspection.<br><br>
I never walk out from a DVD rental without taking a look to be sure its okay, and ask them to clean it if it looks at all suspicious. <br><br>FWIW: last night's movie rental that I'd highly recommend was "The Life Aquatic" <br><br><br>
I've been a Netflix member for over 5 months and have never had a bad DVD or any issues with one whatsoever. However, I have heard from some friends that have blockbuster that have had bad experiences. One had a DVD sent to him 4 times and each time it arrived broken, and another complained about a huge scratch or film which made the movie unplayable.<br><br><br>
I have rented over 200 DVDs from Netflix.<br>Most are very clean.<br>Only three were too smudged to play correctly but I was able to clean them and get them to work.<br>In other words I have never had a DVD from Netflix that I sent back because it didn't work.<br><br>
I've used both the Netflix and Blockbuster services, and I can tell you I got WAY more Blockbuster DVDs that were unplayable than the 1 or 2 I've gotten from NF. <br><br>Blockbuster's DVD by mail service is very inferior to Netflix...it's why I canned BB. <br><br>
I can't remember how long I've been using Netflix, but I know that we've received 2 DVDs that were messed up. I received a prompt replacement with an apology via email. In that time, Netflix actually LOWERED their prices.<br><br>I gotta say that Netflix is one of the very few companies I've done business with in the last several years that even remotely meets my expectations.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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Meh...I should have taken the divot as a sign not to bother watching the rest of 'White Noise'. <br><br>Thanks for everyone's 2¢. I've only recently started watching more movies again, and switching from VCR to DVD, I didn't think about issues like dirt. Ah well, I will start checking them as I leave the store, or just give Netflix a try. They seem to have a bunch of plans to choose from.<br><br>
I wish we had NetFlix around here. But actually I don't really understand the concept of NetFlix. Why would you order to rent throught the net when you can just go down to your local DVD rental shop? Seriously, isn't that easier? I don't know the conditions in the US, so I'm not being cynical or anything...<br><br>
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