Just wanted to put my two cent is and say that we've had BB@home service for about 2 years now and in all honesty, we hardly use the disc portion or the streaming portion. In the entire time we have had the service I think I may have taken out 2 possibly 3 discs. We do use the movie channel portion once in awhile when there is good movies on that we want to see. However we have so many other things on tv that we watch, it takes up most of our time to where we really don't watch movies very often.
Now I will have to say that I do like the fact that bb@home has like 20,000 plus titles. Netflix doesn't even have that many that I know of. I don't like the fact that a large number of movies you have to pay to rent them and the fact that when you get a movie you only get them for a certain number of days. I think if blockbuster/dish is gonna charge us $10 we should get the streaming stuff free just as you would for netflix. Now the new movies should be left for pay per view. I would like them added to streaming for free but that aint gonna happen. If dish/blockbuster wants to compete with Netflix then They should offer a competitive price to netflix and offer a lot more movies than what netflix has. I currently use netflix and love it. I also use the redbox and love it The only thing I do not love about Redbox and Netflix is that it takes soooo long to get new movies. Meaning Redbox takes at least a month or more I have seen just to get a new movie at its boxes. Netflix takes even longer. I really hate that. I am one that I refuse to pay $6.99 or whatever the ridiculous price is just to rent it on pay per view or even rent it from a retail store. So I am forced then to wait months after it comes out on dvd to be able to watch it. I rarely buy new dvd's on account of how expensive they are when they first come out.
I can see why Blockbuster got rid of its dvd service since it has gone bankrupt and then Dish network thought it could save it. The fact of the matter is, Redbox, Netflix, and websites like Hulu are killing the dvd rental stores and because Dish has failed to get bb@home to be more competitive with redbox, Netflix and sites like hulu, It has been forced to drop its dvd service. I feel that Redbox should work with Netflix and streaming sites like Hulu to where Redbox does all the new movies and games up to a certain point in time. Like up to 6 months or a year. Then Netflix and hulu would come in to provide all the old movies and provide all the tv shows. It could even work with Gamefly where Gamefly would provide some new games but mostly older ones.
Well, thats my two cent's.