It makes me mad that fishing DVDs out of the mailbox is still my best option for video entertainment.
I thought we’d all have flying cars by now!
Seriously, though. Where’s the video rental downloads? I mean, they’re there–they just aren’t any good yet. Both Apple and Netflix have online stores and even settop boxes to bring it all to your TV. The chief problem with these operations, however, is that the selection stinks. Netflix has over 70,000 DVDs in its mail-order library. I think their download library has less than 10,000. Apple has even fewer downloadable titles.
And the local brick-and-mortar video store isn’t a better option. Their selection is the worst of all. Not only do I have to drive there and back, by the time you factor in the inevitable late fees it’s also the most expensive.
Please let 2009 be the breakout year for downloadable movie rentals. What’s the holdup here?