NetFlix provides return-shipping envelopes for free; as soon as they receive your return, the next DVD is shipped out. Other NetFlix plans allow for up to 8 DVDs out at a time.
Another NetFlix perk is unlimited instant viewing; users with a quick Internet connection can stream a large selection of movies to their computers or televisions, with the help of set-top boxes by companies like Roku or integration with Playstation 3 gaming consoles.
All this technology might lack the human touch of going to a store and picking out a video; for those who want that experience, perhaps the local library is their best bet.
But even though video stores are closing, there are still a wealth of options.