Blu-ray &Entertainment &Video Rental Steven Kippel on 01 May 2008

Blockbuster Online

Blockbuster Online

Blockbuster logoOne of my biggest criticisms of Blockbuster Online’s service was how it dealt with high-def titles. While they carry Blu-ray and HD DVD movies, these were different titles than the same movie on DVD. They would not automatically send the Blu-ray version of a film, you would have to select that specific title.

Recently (and I’m not sure when) they have finally come to parity with Netflix in this regard. They now allow the user to receive Blu-ray, HD DVD or both instead of the DVD version.

My friend just walked me through the process of setting this up, and it’s fairly simple. In the account settings you chose an option for high-def, and they confirm you have a high-def player, high-def TV and supporting cables and then you select which hierarchy you would like, and you’re ready to go.

I’m still waiting to find out how much this rate hike will be for Netflix, but I am certainly taking another look at Blockbuster Online.
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3 Responses to “Blockbuster Online”

  1. on 02 May 2008 at 6:07 AM 1.Wesley Novack said …

    From what I’ve read, the Netflix rate hike for Blu-ray films is supposed to be from $1-2 per month. Doesn’t sound too bad if that is the case…

  2. on 02 May 2008 at 8:19 AM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    I could live with that. They dropped the price by $1 last year.

  3. on 02 Dec 2011 at 1:24 PM 3.Lean Warehime said …

    The beauty of being a critic is you don’t have to provide a higher standard of whatever you’re criticizing.

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