None of the major video rental systems appeal to me:
- Redbox is for people who visit the grocery store two days in a row. (Why don't they put kiosks at train stations?)
- Netflix DVD-by-mail is for people who watch lots of movies and check snail mail daily.
- Amazon Instant Video is for people who live online, yet are willing to give up control over their computers.
The iTunes Store mostly works for my current set of devices, but all the movies I want to watch are either too new or too obscure for them to have rentals available.
Maybe I should sign up for Netflix but use other means to actually watch movies. At least then Hollywood will have enough money to
make good films buy politicians, print and distribute billions of optical discs, prevent paying customers from exercising their fair use rights, and sue my neighbors.