Pros You can watch movies right away
Cons More expensive than renting from brick and mortar stores. You have only have a limited time to watch. If you delete cookies on your system you will lose all the movies you've rented.
Summary I like the idea of watching film that I download/stream over the internet but the system at Cinema now is NOT to my liking.
Most of the films that you would probably want to watch are around $3, some are a bit more or a bit less. For that price you get a film that you have to watch within about a day or you will lose it and have to rent it all over again. Most brick and mortar stores give you 3 days, Netflix lets you keep them till you are done.
Also, the tech support is not very good at getting back to you. I deleted cookies on my system only to discover that this empties out your 'My Videos' tray on the Cinema Now website... meaning you can't watch the movies you just paid to watch.
I've written them twice to see if there is any way of getting those movies back so I can watch them but I haven't heard back.
If they don't offer me a way of solving the issue (rather than telling me I need to pay to rent them again)I will never use them again. Movielink will work just fine.
Pros Decent price
Cons Restricted use with digital copy
Summary Heres my problem; I discovered the service when I wanted to make use of a digital copy offer included with a movie. Only after paying to use the service (my movie did not include the actual digital copy) I found out that my copy could not be moved on to my ipod. Ok... well the enitre concept of having a digital copy is primarily for this purpose, if I just wanted to watch it on my computer, I would just throw the disk in. So now I have a mostly useless copy of Dark Knight, that is unless I some how lose my dvd or don't feel like watching it on my HD tv. My advice, advoid this service untill they add device support.
Pros I don't like it at all.
Cons The video quality is horrible, I mean really, really bad. The file is very restricted, so you can't use it on many devces. The interface is clunky. You would be better off ripping your DVD's and taking them with you in the format of your choice.
Summary Avoid this service.
Pros I was skeptical about renting from cinemanow but after trying out their site, I found it to be easier than expected & great quality. Customer service helped me quickly fix my computer issue. Everything worked great after that. Very friendly service!
Cons Not many. Good selection of movies. New and old. Wish they had a more comprehensive list of recently released movies.
Summary I have only been renting movies for a month now, but everything has been great so far. Good quality files and great customer service. I hope they become compatible with my ipod soon.
Pros there is nothing positive about cinemanow
Cons bad customer service and software
Summary I was unable to download my movie. The link on the website did not work.
I had to file a complaint with PayPal and CinemaNow sitll has not responded.