Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:03 PM
So far, we have been quite happy with the BB disc service, and find it quite comparable to Netflix.
However, I will say that we rarely are looking to get a movie to watch as soon as it comes out on Blu-ray. My wife and I are big film fans, but the need to see films as soon as they are newly released on disc are tempered by: 1. We rarely have the time to view more than 3 or 4 films during a typical week; 2. We own a fairly large library of fave movies on disc that we often watch; 3. As soon as we see interesting films being released theatrically, or read a favorable review of a newly released Blu-ray, we simply add it to our BB queue. Consequently, we always have 60+ movies in the queue, so the newest films do not come up in their turn, to be sent to us, until likely a year or so later. No problem since all of the movies that arrive in their turn will still be new to us.
We have always felt, whether we were still with Netflix or BB, that this kind of disc program was a perfect opportunity to view "smaller" films, that maybe did not receive large theatrical exposure, as well as those titles that were big box office hits. So consequently our queue is loaded with titles, and rarely are we given a delay in the arrival of the next title to be sent from our queue.
As I write this, the latest movie we received from BB is sitting on the coffee table, as yet unwatched, though we received it a week ago, as we have not yet had the time to screen it yet.
So I guess we cannot judge whether BB is lax in getting new films out to its subscribers, but our advice obviously is to build up one's queue a bit so one is not disappointed by likely delays with new, much-in-demand titles.