I recall having my DVD rack next to the TV and buying the movies I loved so I could watch them over and over again. I hated going to the video store and not having the movie I wanted or standing in lines. Those days have ended for me.
Thanks to the innovative minds of people much smarter than I, there are companies who will put movies in my mailbox, directly to my TV and now even the computer. Blockbuster and Netflix are the leaders in this revolution. With only paying a simple fee and picking out movies online, you can have a movie to your house in just a few days.
I never have to worry about going all the way to the video store and finding out someone rented the last copy. I just walk to the mailbox. The best part is that I can keep the movie as long as I like without fearing a late fee.
The same two companies also allow you to rent movies and watch them online. Blockbuster requires a fee for this service. Netflix allows you to do the same for free. The video quality is equivalent to whatever your computer can support. Most TVs now have ways to connect to your computer. This allows you to watch the movies from your couch, just as if you went to the store and rented it.
Finally, my favorite method. Almost all cable and satellite companies now have an on-demand service of some type. No longer do we have to wait for the movie to come out on HBO to see it at the scheduled time. I can just go to the on-demand menu and start playing it for the same price as a video store rental.
Technology and innovation have played to our favor once again and made life easier. The simplicity of online movies, on-demand menus and in the mail deliveries have appeased those of us with limited time and resources. We no longer have late-fees or the disapointment of our selection being out-of-stock.