You've seen yourself in this scene: Staring at a wall full of new releases and either not finding what you want, or not finding anything to rent at all. So why not watch movies on demand, with just a click of the remote? More and more are doing it, and here are 10 top reasons why.
Because Late Movie Fees Suck
No more charges for being lazy. How many times have you uncovered a DVD rental forgotten and buried somewhere, underneath the car seat, chewed on by the dog...that's now weeks late?
<i>Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey</i>
Thousands of Choices
If the movie you rented from the video store turns out to be lame, what are you going to do, run back for a replacement? VOD is at your fingertips in case that first choice doesn't work out...or the second...or the fiftieth...
No "Out of Stock" Option
Digital streaming gives new meaning to the word "infinite." With thousands of choices and limitless streams, whether it's Watership Down or 2012, your movie is practically guaranteed to be available.
One DVD Only, You Said?
This guy looks like how you'll feel when you realize for that fee you're paying an online service, you're only getting one DVD at a time, meaning you'll have to watch it and return it before watching a new one.
Waiting for Videos by Mail Is Still Waiting
Because I want to see The Blind Side right now, dagnabbit! Many new movies are available the day of release.
<i>The Blind Side</i>
Ordering from your TV set helps diminish your carbon footprint. Fewer discs to have to mail in paper envelopes, deliver via truck and drop in your mailbox. No using gas in your tank to drive to the video store, and polluting with vehicle emissions.
Free Space Makes It Easier to Breathe
Endless movies, great. Less shelf space (or server space) for endless movies, even greater. Who wants to look at racks and racks of DVDs in their living room, anyway?
Scroll and Click vs. Snap and Slip
Your remote's also quicker than digging through the shelves to first find the movie you want, then swap it from DVD case to player. Besides, isn't it annoying when you expect Pirates of the Caribbean to be in the right box, but you find Shrek instead?
<i>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest</i>
Less Wires Is Always a Good Thing
Who needs all that clutter and confusion? Just cable box plus TV. As opposed to players, cable box plus TV. We know some of you still have VCRs…
"At Your Leisure" Sounds Nice
And it's more convenient than checking the TV Guide, online or off. So there.