Monday, July 23, 2007

Netflix and Blockbuster: Know Thine Enemy

So Netflix is getting slammed today because they've lowered rates and we've pointed out that current estimates are high.

Uff dah.

But what really cracks me up is the way people are focused Netflix vs. Blockbuster. While those two are trading jabs, the real enemy is dotting the i's on the Hollywood contracts that will blow the roof off movie rentals.

What would you rather do:

1. Drive to Blockbuster and rent a DVD
2. Order a rental DVD from Netflix and wait for it to be mailed to you
3. Rent a movie from the iTunes Store and watch it on your plasma, your iPhone, and your iPod?

Game over, and soon.

1 comment:

adam said...

iTunes movie rentals? Sure. But not if you have to wait three hours to download a two-hour movie. I won't buy an AppleTV until it has:

a) iTunes store built in.
b) Movie rentals, not sales.
c) High speed, high quality streaming downloads for instant gratification.

Then you can count me in...