A lot of people are familiar with Netflix and Netflix pricing, so it may be reasonable to start with their DVD rental plan of one-out-at-a-time, for $7.99 a month. Assuming that it takes 4 days round trip per DVD (1-2 days to get to you, you watch it that same night and return it the next day, 1-2 days to return to Netflix), in a month one can average approximately 7 moves. This brings the price of a single-movie rental to ~$1.15 from Netflix.
In that light, $5.99 seems just a tad high for a single movie rental, doesn't it?
Don't know how many DVDs or BDs I go thru in a month, but I've got a plan that gives me five discs at a time and usually go thru them in less than a week. I wish I could figure out what that costs per disc, but it's a whole lot less than PPV per disc. I don't watch many movies, been watching BBCA content lately (much better on discs than streaming or D*). I usually watch two hours of NF content a day. At least.
Hmm. Conservatively, that would be 30 discs a month. For ~$42 a month. A buck and change apiece, no? I could watch 30 BD movies a month if I could find some I have interest in. That would cost $180 for PPV for the month. I think I'll stick with NF.