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Old 11.04.2007, 13:16
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Re: internet dvd rentals

we've been using filmmafia.ch

they send up to 4 movies at a time, they also cover the postage for you to send back. I've had no complaints up until now...

the selection is getting kind of bad. I've been waiting for season 2 of The Sopranos for weeks, seems it's always out!
I think when our time is expired (I think we paid for a year) I'll try one of these other suggestions.
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Old 18.04.2007, 16:26
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Re: Internet-based DVD rentals in Switzerland

I have just moved to Switzerland from the UK where I used screenselect.co.uk, now called lovefilm.com. They worked on the basis of a single flat monthly fee (like amango.ch) for which you could have one, two or three DVDs on loan at any one time, and generally (though not by any means in every case) if a DVD was shown as being dispatched one day it arrived the next. I was between jobs at the time, so was able to watch and return the same day, whereupon they would often send out a replacement the same day as they received the previous one. Rapid watch-and-return of two at a time brought unit price per DVD down to less than a pound (about CHF2), though it did require some rigid self-discipline I had been looking for a similar service here in CH, so many thanks to everyone for this thread, which I have been reading with interest, and will look into in more detail when I'm not at work :-)

With regard to screenselect/lovefilm, though (obviously not specifically relevant to CH, as they are UK-only, but something to watch out for), I do echo JenniferD's comment about the selection "getting kind of bad" once I'd been with them for a while, as despite me keeping anything up to 200 titles on my selection, it was often pretty difficult to get my priority 1 titles sent to me. I had Bladerunner as a priority 1 on my screenselect list for more than a year after an ex-lodger half-inched it from me when he left, and never did get it before I came here.

So quality of service of the titles you want is probably an important factor as well as cost, speed of delivery, range of titles, etc.

I look forward to further comments before plumping for a particular service myself.

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Old 19.04.2007, 12:30
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Re: internet dvd rentals

http://www.videofolies.ch/

I have not tried them myself, so can't comment on the service, but I thought I'd throw it out there, as I did not see anyone else mentioning them.

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Old 15.02.2008, 14:28
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Re: Internet-based DVD rentals in Switzerland

This is not an online option, the university library in Lausanne at La Riponne also has a selection of DVD's. Library cards are free for residents. Bring your permis de sejours.
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Old 22.05.2008, 22:55
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DVD rentals in English?

I'm moving to the Geneva area soon and would like to know the video rental situation there. In Portugal, where I live now, all English language videos are produced with the original voice/sound track often with options to use Portuguese (or other language) subtitles. So any movie produced in English can be enjoyed in its original version. Foreign language movies, such as French or otherwise, are only produced for the rental market here in the original language or with Portuguese subtitles, so I can't enjoy most French, German, etc films without a good Portuguese dictionary by my side.

What's the situation in Geneva and France? Please don't tell me they dub the DVDs for rental like they do on TV...
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Old 22.05.2008, 22:56
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Re: DVD rentals in English?

It's the same here in Switzerland.
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:02
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Re: DVD rentals in English?

So English language films can be rented and heard in original English, and similarly, non-English language films are produced in original language with possibility of subtitles in other languages, including possibly English...I'm getting this right?
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Old 22.05.2008, 23:09
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Re: DVD rentals in English?

Renting DVDs is ridiculous here... at least in the Lausanne area, there is a chain called "video folies" which is extremely expensive, plus they expect you to bring the DVD back the next day. No 5-day rentals like Blockbuster here, so if you don't end up watching the movie, no luck. That also means you only end up taking out one at a time, massive waste of effort...

We end up buying them most of the time. Anyone know of a better solution? Am I missing something?
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Old 23.05.2008, 00:40
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Absolutely..
In Switzerland you'd be hard pressed to find a DVD not in it's original language in addition to the local language.
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Old 23.05.2008, 12:53
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We end up buying them most of the time. Anyone know of a better solution? Am I missing something?
I wrote a post about www.amango.ch just a few posts above yours, and I think that's a much better and cheaper solution than renting from a shop.
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Old 23.05.2008, 14:14
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Re: internet dvd rentals

Talking of ripping (mentioned a couple of time's here). Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this and/or look elsewhere.

I have a ton (litteraly just over 100) HD-DVD's (don't ask I backed Blu-ray from the start but eneded up with these in a comp...) which I want to backup for that fatal day that my Xbox add-on dies (was the cheapest way to get a player here).

Anyhow backing up was easy, but now need to convert the files into something useable like H.264 so I can play them on my media player.

Any ideas?

I did some seraching and found some ways, but they look quite complicated and not sure if they really work. Maybe someone here has done this already and can advice me?
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Old 21.01.2009, 16:51
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i have been using swissdvdrental.com
for more than a year, they are excellent!
try it (and the owner is american)
I got the first DVD next day
However, I'm still waiting for the 2nd one, which I ordered two months ago

Not very professional, I'll say.
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Looking for an internet dvd rentals - new releases & 7 DVDs+ per week

I love to watch movies and see almost everthing new that comes out. I like to rent on average 5 DVDs per week and would rent more if could find a cheaper option than paying CHF8 per day per movie in rental shop. I read most of the posts here but I did not see any rental by post company which would be good for me. I am not really interested in renting old releases as I either already saw them or have them in my home collection. Does anybody have a recommendation for me? Thanks.
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Old 16.06.2009, 15:47
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Re: internet dvd rentals

Interesting.
After reading the previous posts, I went onto the websites of the 2 most recommended sites, amango and swissdvdrental.

Swiss DVD Rental - "Swiss DVD Rental has closed its doors."

Amango - Domain reserviert

Looks like this thread needs some new recommendations.
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Re: internet dvd rentals

whats the best/cheapest place for Blu-Ray rentals then?
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Old 17.06.2009, 17:31
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Does anyone know if there is an internet dvd rental service in Switzerland...like Netflix in the USA?

www.dvdrental.ch

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Hmmm, bulk standard oscommerce setup by the looks of it

Also an interesting addition to the list. But we should also point out - no monthly membership for this one, but the price is 10 francs per DVD...

Seems to be an expat run operation - I wonder if the owner is also on this forum?
The owner used to be an English teacher, but she sold the (very good) service to someone else and since then (spring'08) the quality of the service dropped to such a bad level, that I cancelled my subscription.
Pity....
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Re: Internet-based DVD rentals in Switzerland

sorry guys, was referring to www.swissdvdrental.com website
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dvds to rent in Zurich?

hey,
is there anything in Switzerland similar to 'lovefilm website' in UK where they post to you the films you want to rent and then you post them back when you have watched them?. see http://www.lovefilm.com/welcome/beta.html

if not, where do you rent films in Zurich?

thanks!
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Re: dvds to rent in Zurich?

clues here - internet dvd rentals

or pop down to your local rental place.

or get VOD from BluewinTV and now Cablecom as you're in Zurich.
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