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On-Line DVD Rental Service

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Diving Bear, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Diving Bear

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    What do you feel is the best on-line DVD rental service in terms of choice, service and flexibility?
    Cheers
     
  2. Smurfin

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    Have you tried using the search button? Plenty of info there
     
  3. markymark34

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    Smurfin is right there is a huge thread on this somewhere!

    for free trials start at
    http://www.dvdtrials.co.uk/

    lovefilm and screenselect gave me good service.

    mark
     
  4. john R1

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    used movietrax last year very quick turnaround and good selection, am at the moment using tescos not so quick but only £11.49 a month for 2 discs at a time
     
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    Tesco's is pretty good, I got a free copy of Spiderman when I joined.
     
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    mailbox movies have a good range. They also have an on a budget subscription, that works out at about £7 a month. you only get 3 films a month for that, but it may work for some.

    Screen Select and Love film are also pretty good.
     
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    i got a free copy of meet joe black
     
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    I'm just coming to the end of my trial with SainsburysDVDRental.co.uk. They go via Lovefilm but somehow do it cheaper than them. Turnaround has been okay, like most companies once they receive your returned DVD(s) they send the next one(s) the following day and not the same day. As for getting your top choices, they didn't manage this ALL the time but mostly they did.

    Also started a trial with ScreenSelect. They cost a little more but have so far managed to deliver all my top choices immediately. Turnaround is the same as Sainsburys/Lovefilm.

    Discs from both have been strangely in great condition. The Star Wars Trilogy disc 2 looked fresh out the box.

    As in the previous post, try DVDtrials.co.uk for information.
     
  9. MrBlofeldt

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    I honestly can't see the point of these online rental services. Why bother paying £10, £15 or even £20+ per month for renting a very limited number of movies, when it's just as easy to pop into your local branch of Woolworth, WHSmith, HMV, etc etc or indeed to go on Amazon, Play, CDWOW and a whole host of DVD retailer's and pick up the same movies, I mean, come on it's not as if it's going to break the bank, and you get to keep the movie as well...

    ...and you have the clart on of posting the bleedin' things off when you're finished with them...

    ...or maybe there's some other reason for using these services that I'm not aware of ?!?!?!?!
     
  10. stripe

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    MrBlofeldt eh?

    I think you are missing the point here, for £15 a month a 3 DVD at time package which works out at about 12 disks a month, which works out at £1.25 per rental. This then gives you the choice to go out and buy the one you like rather than buy all 12 to find out 11 are pure pap and you have wasted over £100.
     
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    Who the hell has time to watch twelve DVD's a month ?!?!?

    But you are right, I did miss the point, I thought it was only 2 or 3 movies a month...

    ...still seems a bit of a clart though

    do you not like "MrBlofeldt" as a username.... Stripe ?!?!?!?! ;)
     
  12. stripe

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    Sorry I didn't mean to offend, I'm big fan of your namesake.

    It's not too hard to watch 12 DVD's a month when you have kids and half the films are for them.
     
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    I have children myself, and if I have to sit through "The cat in the hat" one more time...
     
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    I managed to make it through 18 movies one month! thats less that a £1 a movie!
    ive been through screenselect, movietrax (awful) and lovefilm. But i think it depends on how lucky you are with the postman!

    Give a few trials a go it doesnt cost anything as long as you get your discs back on time and then make your mind up.
     
  15. Gary D

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    i watch about 30 movies a month and it costs me nothing. Well it costs me fours hours of my week as i work one night in my local blockies so i get free rentals and a discount. but best of all i get them when they are new and the general public haven't got hold of them.

    i love movies that why i bought an expensive HC setup to watch them on. its my hobby, over christmas i was getting through 3 or 4 films a day - it was bliss!!! (2 seasons of CSI in 5 days)

    it helps that my wife is a movie nut too. We have two hobbys - movies and horizontal jogging. What else you gonna do if your in the house?



    Gary
     
  16. MrBlofeldt

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    Horizontal jogging ?!?!?!?! :laugh:
     
  17. Gary D

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    its part of my "keep fit workout" :devil: in fact if you buy the right kind of DVD's we can combine both hobbies :devil:



    Gary
     

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