Netflix spins off DVDs

Netflix has announced that they are spinning off their DVD service to a new company. As someone who subscribes to both their streaming and DVD services, this is both good and bad. It's good because they are adding video game rentals for no price increase. Now we can try out a Wii game before deciding if we want to buy it. It's bad because they are starting a new company. Another web site to check. Another account to manage. Another bill to pay. Another place to check if I want to watch a particular movie or show. What a pain. I can't help but think that Reed Hastings is not very bright. Or maybe he just doesn't care about customers.

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