said by andyross:One hopes the extra moeny is being spent on licensing more streaming content. streaming is the future. Mail delivery is going the way of the do-do. Don't expect Netflix to have mail delivery in 10 years if not sooner.
As others have mentioned, the 28-day delay on disks (which may increase if the studios get their way), and the lack of recently released movies on streaming (beyond a few independents) make the cost increase hard to swallow. Add in only 720p, no surround audio, no CC, no extras, and streaming looks more and more like less of a deal.