There is an interesting service that has become quite popular these days, and it allows you to rent DVDs online. DVD is a format and generally implies good quality of video and audio. DVDs and Blu Ray formats are popular viewing formats today.
Films in these formats can be rented in two ways. One way would be to rent the actual DVD that you receive by post, and you return it in a certain amount of time. Another way would be to rent the film and view the DVD quality version online itself.
So how do you avail of such a service? There are many such services, Lovefilm and Netflix to name a few. Many others also exist, and many are advertised on TV as well. Companies usually acquire a non geographic number from a Virtual Number Company that people can call for enquiries. There is usually a membership involved and this could be monthly, annual or even weekly.
Most movies nowadays are available in DVD format. Most new films are released on DVD following a theatre release. Most classics and popular old movies are also available on DVD and other digital formats.
DVDs are popular for a number of reasons, the first being the quality of viewing. The second factor is the durability and storage of DVDs. while they are not as durable as analogue formats, DVDs are reasonably long lasting. They are also easy to store, and are the most widely used format, making them compatible with almost all players.