Block Buster, Redbox would be two on the DVD rental end. Blockbuster online is about the same price and offers newer releases and more of them. red box is an alternative that has absolutely exploded on the market. .99 cent movie rentals out of a machine!!!! everytime I go by one of those there are lineswaiting. Streaming is AAPL(apple), GoogleTV, a whole myriad of others are intering the streaming video market on a pay per view basis and actually making a profit. Heck... even cable is a competitor with most now offering video on demand.
I have Netflix streaming and trust me when I say... the movie selection is a joke. When my free trial expires... i am not keeping it.
I actually did the free trial when I first started looking at shorting this pig. I jerked around until it got down to 188 or so. After finding out what kind of movie selection they have and what kind of movies they offer for DVD mailings, I decided this one was toast!