Netflix going to charge extra for Blu-Ray rentals

By Mike

April 23, 2008 DVD Technology No comments

If you have Blu-Ray and Netflix, be prepared to pay a bit extra.

According to EngadgetHD, the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said on a conference call yesterday that they are planning on “instituting a modest monthly premium” on top of your normal fees if you rent Blu-Ray.

EngadgetHD says it DOES make sense, because these discs cost a bit more than a normal disc, but I mean honestly: How many more people does it take to rent that Blu-Ray disc to make up the different? 2? 3?

I dunno, but to me that seems like a charge just to charge people for something they should be getting anyways.

Regardless, if you are with Netflix, be on the lookout.

Source: EngadgetHD