Tony The Tiger
I am switching over from Blockbuster to Netflix. About half of the movies in my Blockbuster queue seem to be available for online instant viewing on Netflix. I am noticing that there are two major differences when viewing these online offerings. First, netflix does not require you to see previews or commercials prior to viewing the main attraction. This saves about 10 minutes per selection when viewed online on Netflix. However, with HP quickplay, I can play DVDs at 1.2 times speed which makes every hour of movie time 50 minutes of viewing time. I can also put view the credits at 16 ore 32 times speed to get through them. Thus I am losing about 20 minutes of time viewing on Netflix. The net time viewing overall is about 10 minutes longer per selection. However, I don't ever have to worry about bad disks and or getting the disks into a mailbox. Furthermore, there is no two day turnaround minimum (one day for sending and one for receiving the DVD in the mail). Overall, I think the edge goes to Netflix and netflix is cheaper.