Consumers have a number of options when it comes to watching movies at home. Two of the most popular are rental movies at the local video store and rent movies through an online service. Recently, an informal survey on a home entertainment and entertainment site with regard to film viewing habits of site visitors held. The results highlighted some of the misconceptions that still exist about online DVD rental by consumers who have not yet tried the service.
Participants in the survey responded to a series of questions, including how often watch movies at home, whether they rent movies or not, and if not, why. Almost 28% of respondents indicated they rent movies online. The rest, the most frequently cited reason for not using online movie rental services was the concern centered on the perception that online movie rental would be more expensive than the video store. When looking at two scenarios this method tends to be more affordable is obvious.
For people who have indicated that they are only watching 1 to 3 movies by months online rental savings are small. Renting 2 movies per month at the local video store would average about $ 7.40, while Netflix rental for example, if you chose the plan that has a limit of 2 movies per month, would be the price of $ 5, 99. After getting a video at the local store, the user would overnight or maybe a week to return the movie, but the online rental would allow them to keep the movie for an unlimited duration.
For those who responded that they see 1-3 movies per week, the savings would be significant. For example, renting 8 movies a month would run around $ 29.55 at the local store and as low as $ 14.99 online if they chose the “2” plan or $ 17.99 for the ” 3 at a time “. With the increase in display increases the likelihood of more savings.
For respondents who see 4 movies per week (average 16 per month), the average cost to the local store would be $ 59.04 in online rental would be $ 23.99 allowing the user “4 at a time. Renting by a service like Netflix does not usually limit the number of movies a person sees, but rather, how many movies can have at one time. The rents are therefore more or less unlimited with most plans.