During my recent trip to US, I tried out Netflix for a brief period of time. Being an avid movie buff, Netflix provided me a good collection to pass some time.
Netflix gives three different modes in which you can watch the movies. The first mode is that you can watch the movie the normal way via a DVD or even a Blue Ray Disc. The second mode is that you can stream the movies directly to you PC and watch it. The third mode is streaming the movies to the TV via a Wii or a XBox console.
I tried the first two options. The DVDs arrived every other day and you can simply return it back by putting it back in the envelope and dropping it at the nearest post office.
In the second option, I was quite impressed by the streaming quality onto my PC. Also I liked the feature of stopping to get some buffer in place which then ensures that you do get a stop and start movie experience.
Netflix has a very large and exhaustive collection of movies in many languages. I liked their exhaustive English collection where I could find some of the olden goldies that are difficult to find. But the big dampener is that not all the movies are available in all three viewing modes. Only a small collection of the movies are available as a part of the streaming modes. Most of the new movies are available only as DVDs or Blue Ray disc.
Netflix offers a month long trial in which users can use any of their three modes. After the free trial, a user can select to continue with Netflix for as low as $8 per month. If the users do not want to continue, they can simply opt out and no questions are asked.
Netflix is great option for any of the movie buffs. The charges are reasonable and the collection is pretty good. I would rate their services a high 4 on a scale of 5.