Came across an interesting piece the other day. It appears that there is a DVD war starting to heat up between Redbox and Netflix. Redbox now has over sixteen thousand of their kiosks in place through the U.S.
Now for those who do not know what a Redbox Kiosk is; it is a movie venting machine where you can rent a first run movie for $1.00 a night (cost more if you want to keep it for several nights). The machines can hold up to two hundred movies, and in most cases include around seventy movies to chose from.
Netflix rents movie at different structural sittings; depending on how much you set your monthly payment setup at. For instance as a Netflix member my account cost me $20.00 a month. What comes with that membership is unlimited movies (at three movies a mailing) per month. With this membership I could conceivably get up to as many as twelve movies a month if I worked it out right at a cost of only $20.00.
Because of Redbox Netflix has implemented streaming video (movies) that you can watch on line using your existing account (the number of movies you watch is dependent on your account.
So if you had a choice between Redbox (started by McDonald's now owned by Coinsites (Think that Right)), or Netflix what would you chose?