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Movie rentals have been popular now for over 30 years, since Betamax video cassette players first became popularized. Betamax and VHS are both long gone, but movie rentals continue to live through a series of new technologies using DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and digital video streaming.

Top Movie Rentals on Disc

DVD and Blu-ray disc are still the most popular types of top movie rentals, but the choices on where and how to get discs have greatly expanded. No longer is it necessary to visit a video rental store, and in most cases you never even have to interact with another human being. Here are the top ways to rent discs:

Traditional Video Stores
Although they are increasingly difficult to find, video rental stores do still exist. No one is sure for how much longer, though. Two companies still doing well in the traditional video rental store business are Blockbuster Video and Family Video. The biggest advantage to using a video rental store is that you can get top movie rentals quickly. The disadvantages are that you may have to drive out of your way and the choice at traditional stores is not always the best.

Redbox is the new rage in top movie rentals. Redbox is an automated kiosk video rental system. They are located in top retail stores across the country, including convenience stores, Walmart, and Walgreens. For only $1 per day for DVDs and $1.50 for Blu-ray discs, you have an amazingly large selection of top movie rentals at your disposal. To complete the rental, you must do is insert a credit or debit card and return the movie the next day. If you are late, your card will automatically be charged for the extra days.

Online Mail Order
Online mail-order services are extremely popular ways to get the top movie rentals. These services include Netflix and Blockbuster by mail. For a low monthly fee, you order rentals online. Depending on the level of service you subscribe to, you can have one to three movies out at one time. You can add movies to your queue so when you return rentals via the prepaid mail envelopes, the next movie in your queue will be delivered to you within two days.

Top Movie Rentals via Online Streaming

Online streaming is fast becoming the most popular way to watch the top movie rentals. Several services offer streaming movie rentals that can be viewed on your computer monitor or on any TV with an internet connection. Movies are available in HD quality so they can be played on the newest televisions. Here are the top online movie streaming services:

Netflix streaming is the most popular movie streaming service. Netflix is compatible with a large number of hardware devices to stream movies directly to your TV, such as LG TVs, Samsung TVs, Tivo, and Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Microsoft Xbox. For only $8.99 per month, you can watch unlimited movies and TV episodes through direct streaming. Netflix has over 17,000 standard definition (SD) titles available and over 1,300 HD titles.

Amazon movie streaming is the second-most popular streaming movie service. Amazon movies are rented on a per movie basis for $2 to $4 for standard definition or $4 to $5 for HD. Amazon movies can be streamed directly to your TV through Tivo devices, Mac or PC connection, or on Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung TVs. They have more than 50,000 SD titles and 3,000 HD titles.

Blockbuster On Demand
Blockbuster On Demand charges by the rental but they have only 10,000 SD titles available and no HD titles. Cost is from $2 to $4 each.

iTunes Movie Rentals
Apple has entered the top movie rental business with iTunes rentals. Movies can be watched on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or iPad by streaming directly to them. To watch movies on your TV requires the purchase of an Apple TV box. Once you rent a movie through iTunes, you have 30 days to begin watching the movie. Once you begin, you have 24 hours to finish.

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