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|Company Name||Our Rating||Price||Free Trial||Shipping Centers||Review||Extra Features|
|14 days||76 Shipping Centers||Read Review >||Watch streaming movies free from your computer with select plans.|
|14 days||39 Shipping Centers||Read Review >||Rent and drop-off DVDs at your local Blockbuster store for free.|
|14 Days||1 Shipping Center||Read Review >||Specializes in rare and hard to find DVDs not offered by other services.|
|DVD Avenue||Starting at:
|No Trial||1 Shipping Center||Read Review >||Offers both adult movies and video games to members at no extra cost.|
|3 Days||1 Shipping Center||Read Review >||Download movies to your computer and watch on TV, IPODS, or cell phones.|
|No Trial||1 Shipping Center||Read Review >||Handpicked independent, arthouse, foreign and hard-to-find DVDs.|
Out Of Business!
|14 days||8 Shipping Centers||Read Review >||Rent both video games and movies in one package. Military discounts available.|
Out Of Business!
|No Trial||Unknown||Read Review >||Currently this company is not recommended and should be avoided at all costs.|
What is Mail Order DVD Rental?
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Overview of Netflix.com
Based on 6 reviews
Mini Review: The current leader of the pack, Netflix is above and beyond the competition. They offer the largest selection of DVDs that are shipped out quickly through one of their many shipping centers. The advent of streaming movies directly to your computer puts them a step ahead of the rest.
Upsides: Huge selection, tons of shipping centers, and streaming movies.
Downsides: Throttling on high volume accounts.
Best Value: $16.99 for 3 DVDs at one time w/ a 14-day free trial.Go To Netflix Read The Full Review
Overview of Blockbuster.com
Based on 5 reviews
Mini Review: They've made a crucial shift from their brick and mortar stores to the mail order side. With a huge selection of titles and an ever growing base of shipping centers, they've poised themselves to compete with Netflix on the laurels of their Total Access plans that allow in-store exchanges.
Upsides: In-store exchange, big selection, and 1 day delivery time for most parts of the country.
Downsides: Limits on in-store exchanges, occasional throttling at stores and shipping centers.
Membership Costs: $19.99 for 3 DVDs at a time, 5 free in-store exchanges a month and 14-day free trial.Go To blockbuster Read The Full Review
Overview of GreenCine.com
Based on 2 reviews
Mini Review: Keeping the focus on independent and documentary films, they've built a nice niche amongst the DVD rental industry. Their unique selection caters to true cinematic geeks looking for rare hard-to-find DVDs. A fantastic community makes them a company offering more than just rentals.
Upsides: Hard-to-find films from all across the globe with a highly interactive community.
Downsides: High priced, no free trial, currently only one shipping center available.
Membership Costs: $16.99 for 3 DVDs at one time w/ a 14-day free trial.Go To greencine Read The Full Review
Overview of DVDAvenue.com
Mini Review: The only rental service to allow members to rent movies, video games, and porn in one place. This tiny Maryland based company is not widely known but offers a fair deal for new subscribers that could surely benefit from a free trial offer.
Upsides: No extra costs involved for members to rent video games (PS2/Xbox) or adult films.
Downsides: One shipping center, no free trial, little to no user reviews on movies.
Membership Costs: $19.95 for 3 DVDs video games at any given time.Go To dvd avenue Read The Full Review
Overview of CinemaNow.com
Based on 0 reviews
Mini Review: With the switch to digital, CinemaNow is one of the few rental companies that provides movies for rent from the major studios. With the option to download and use on multiple electronic devices, they are poised to make a dent in the market of movie watchers who need instant gratification.
Upsides: Instant downloads, cheap year-long subscription, 3-day free trial.
Downsides: Small selection, locked into Windows Media DRM.
Membership Costs: Individual rentals range from $1.99-$3.99. Subscription package is $29.95/month or $99.95/year.Go To cinemanow Read The Full Review
Overview of CafeDVD.com
Based on 0 reviews
Mini Review: San Francisco based rental company focuses on hand picked artful favorites that caters to diehard cinephiles. Their over 60,000 titles is impressive and features a number of movies that can't be found anywhere else. Despite that, their simple interface and high prices are reduce overall value.
Upsides: Great movie selections with unique categories, advanced shipping of rentals.
Downsides: No unlimited plans, high prices, one shipping center, must return two movies at a time.
Membership Costs: $23.95 for 10 DVDs over the course of the month.Go To cafedvd Read The Full Review
Overview of GameZnFlix.com
Mini Review: A promising young company that has appeared to have fallen on hard times as their service has slipped. Offering members the ability to rent not only movies, but the hottest new games, the availability of their inventory has come into serious question.
Upsides: Rent movies and video games on one plan.
Downsides: Lack of availability of inventory, no free trial, poor customer service.
Membership Costs: $16.99 for 3 DVDs or video games out at one time.Go To gameznflix Read The Full Review
Overview of Intelliflix.com
Mini Review: Once seen as one of the best DVD rental companies in the country, Intelliflix is part of criminal investigations for fraud and has ceased operations as of 2008. While questions remain about the state of their website, we are advising everyone to stand clear of this car wreck.
Downsides: Just about everything you can think of.
Membership Costs: NoneGo To intelliflix Read The Full Review