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It will be determined by what titles are offered and at what price. People like the "free" aspect of Netflix but wish there were more titles. People like the selection availability at Amazon, but don't like paying the per-movie cost. Whoever offers the most/best titles under a subscription-based model wins.


I use both, though Netflix much more often simply because it's available at no extra cost since I already have a subscription. But if there's something I really want to see right then that Netflix doesn't offer on streaming and I really don't want to wait for the DVD to arrive, I don't mind paying $2.99 for immediate access on Amazon (or more rarely, Blockbuster online).

And while I'm a pretty tech-savvy person, it still makes me laugh how futuristic it seems. Not long ago at all, the only video you could see on the Net was animated GIFs (and not long before that, nothing at all), and if you wanted a movie, you had to get dressed and drive 15 minutes to Blockbuster and hope they had it. It does still faintly amaze me that I can click a button and my movie is there, ready to watch, without having to leave my couch. I guess I can see how it would be surprising to people who weren't aware the possibility existed.

Steven Hoober

I believe the "shocked." I design mobile phone interfaces, so spend all day with people who are supposedly keeping up on the bleeding edge so we can plan for the future. And with this, even co-workers are only vaguely aware of time-shifting, much less all the VOD services, which is almost the only way we watch things these days

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