Thursday, July 8, 2010
Since we don't have TV out here, it's really nice to come in after a hard day's work and watch a movie on the laptop. Unfortunately, we've watched every movie and television series that we own on DVD at least twice this past year. We joined NetFlix since it's not like there's a Blockbuster Video rental anywhere near us and they have a lot of movies for instant viewing on your computer. So, if we time it perfectly with the Unlimited Download period on HughesNet, we can rent and watch a streaming video with pretty decent resolution and minimal interruptions (ok, most movies do pause and buffer 3-4 times, but it's no worse than commercials). Well, we haven't been in the "real world" for a year, so there are tons of movies that we haven't seen... we should be set for at least a month before we catch up. And, for all those movies that aren't streaming online yet, they'll still mail us the ones on our queue.... MAIL. I'm so happy that someone out there still uses the USPS! You really can't beat unlimited rentals and downloads for less than $10 a month... heck the two of us can't even go to the theater for less than $10 anymore.