I would also not subscribe to this product until they hire better programmers. Their suggested viewing alternatives demonstrate that they're grossly incompetent and possibly mentally deficient in some way.
In fact, Netflix' system for "recommending" films works well. You have to rate several movies first (on a scale of 1 to 5) and then it quickly figures out your tastes.
But look. If you're a trendy, gotta-see-the-latest movie, Netflix is not for you. It's got Witness for the Prosecution, Laura, All About Eve and Marty though - to name a few.
And The Last Picture Show was arguably Peter Bogdanovich's best movie.
I used to rent DVDs in the 3/$8 for a week section. Depending on the part of Montreal where I lived, the selection varied from leftover/boring to bizarrely inspired. The Netflix selection is like a DVD rental store without the one-day recent arrivals, and without the French and International DVDs.
First I thought I'd have a look and see if I could find the delightful adventure-comedy "Warehouse 13"...
I didn't even know there was a Warehouse 1.
The Itunes Store is a gem, payment is simple and dependable, and they have a huge customer base.
I have downloaded from Apple but I have to connect my laptop to the big screen. (Hassle factor.) iTunes is also "pricey" at about $5 a rental. The definition quality is so-so. Download speeds are slow but acceptable.
The Sony store download speeds are atrocious. (15 hours or more.)
Edited by August1991, 27 November 2010 - 09:49 PM.
"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2