questionsdo you want to beta test redbox streaming?

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Thanks for the link. Have you received the invite? Or is this just a "wait in line for whenever we have invites available" thing?

"Thanks!
Look for an email soon inviting you to try out Redbox Instant by Verizon for one month free."

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I got in line a couple days ago. Just waiting for the email invitation.

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Thanks. I'll see if I get an invite and maybe check it out. I didn't see anything on there about streaming to TV, so I wouldn't do it unless I could. For whatever reason, I don't like watching movies on my laptop when I have a large LCD TV sitting here :-) But, for those that do, they have to have a better selection of movies than NetFlix!!

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Couple things to note:

Streaming:
Currently to SMART TV's and Computers (no console systems)
No Video Games
No Television Shows
4 rental days per month

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Does anyone have the technical specifications for this service (specifically audio & video quality)?

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@studerc: Do you mean you can't rent video games with your 4 rentals a month?

If you can rent whatever you want at the physical boxes, I might as well get it. I rent four times a month anyway.

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Seeing as Netflix just scored a coup with Disney, is this even a viable alternative?

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If it finds its way onto Roku, I'm sold.

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@smallbigtall: Or to consoles

It would also be nice if netflix threw in a dvd rental or 2 to match this

I just noticed it was in connection with Verizon wonder if there will be any discounts
for Verizon subscribers

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Kind of a repost:
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/476ce370-1656-4246-8d86-c1b608a7b972/redbox-instant-free-1-month-plus-4-1-day-rentals#3

I got the dreaded "free" tag so most people didnt see it, so +1 for getting the word out where people can actually view it!

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I want Redbox to stop leasing Blockbuster's kiosks and put the damn things back where they found them.

I had one just down the street from here that I used all the time. Redbox leased all of them, so I was excited that a Blu-Ray option would be more affordable. However, the obvious solution was to just completely remove the kiosk with no intentions of replacing it. Good job Redbox. Jerks.

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$2 a day for access only to movies doesn't sound like all that good a deal to me. Of course, I have an enormous DVD and burgeoning Blu Ray collection, so maybe it's just because I have so many other choices. I can't remember the last time I rented a movie, it's been years.

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I'm interested. Competition can be good.

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@j5: Interesting article. A good read.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11784101/1/expect-netflix-to-raise-cash-in-dire-bid-for-survival.html

Makes me think that the Disney grab is just a way to stay a float and keep subscribers, not really growth, as it is a limited market area. I've seen an influx of the older, or off-titles-straight-to-dvd movies.

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No, but thanks. We don't rent often enough to make it worth the price.

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@moondrake: $2 a day?
Show your work please.

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@j5: I was going from what @studerc said about "four rentals per month". But I think now I misunderstood and that was in regards to 4 monthly b&m rentals on top of regular streaming.

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Late answer: I'd love to, but I won't pay for the privilege.