Monday, January 9, 2012

Netflix vs. HBO - Which is the Better Deal?

I have been a big booster for Netflix since the time I decided to go cable free.  With all of the content available both by DVD and by streaming, Netflix helped to ease my family's transition away from cable.  Last year, Netflix caught hell for raising their prices and planning to split the company in two.  Considering that the name of this blog is "Cheaper TV" you would think I would have had a problem with the price increase.  I don't!  While splitting the company in two was bone headed, raising the price simply set the price to where it should be all along.  Here's a simple exercise... compare Netflix to HBO.  For years HBO has charged cable subscribers about $15 on top of their existing bill to access their content.  Of the two, which is a better value for your entertainment buck?