Friday, November 17, 2006
V for Vendetta, HD-DVD for... ?


Slow delivery, it would seem.

First of all, great props to Netflix for carrying HD-DVD and the other format for no additional charge. I recently got that Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive at the Microsoft Company Store and immediately switched my Netflix account over to HD-DVD. Not only did they make HD-DVD the default format for movies added to my queue (when available), but they also offered to switch over all movies in my current queue that were available in HD-DVD. Nice. Thank you.

So I then managed my queue to put a couple of HD-DVD flicks to the top, including V for Vendetta. I dropped my most recent DVD back and got excited to consider having an HD-DVD to watch this weekend.


Not so fast. While Netflix has nearly two-day turn-around (mail in old flick on Monday, receive next flick on Wednesday) for DVD, HD-DVD is not so lucky at this stage of the game. Rather than having "V" from lovely Tacoma, my "V" is coming from Salt Lake. Hopefully by Tuesday. I'm not sure if it's quite a Thanksgiving kind of movie...

So. Netflix + HD-DVD = Strategic Planning. I'll have to watch a few HD-DVDs to let the quality sink in and convince myself that it is the only way to go from here-on. Otherwise, if I really want to see that new flick, I might go DVD.

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