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Guide to Online DVD Rental


-We compare all 6 Canadian online DVD movie rental sites, so you can pick the best. If you're new to online DVD rental, check out Rental Basics first, or go straight to the Comparison Table below. Just click on the company logo for our independent review and a link to start a free trial.

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  Table Definitions
.Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Design
Service Rating = Service

. Value Rating: Includes prices at all DVD rental levels and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.

. Design Rating: Includes how well the website interface is designed and easy to use; there are some really aggravating online DVD rental sites out there.

. Service Rating: This measure of customer service--which includes DVD turnaround times--is the least "scientific" rating, relying mainly on reports we've gathered from the net.

. Titles: The estimated total number of available DVD titles. The market leader boats 70,000+ titles, but an online DVD rental company stocking around 10,000 titles (far more than an average video store) will probably have all the DVD titles you'll ever want. Title data is an estimate based on We also list Blu-ray and game title inventories.

. Phone Support: Only some DVD rental companies offer a real customer service phone number; important as it can be very frustrating and slow trying to use email.

. Depot Locations: This is important to weigh, as a company with a distribution center far from where you live can take several days longer for DVDs to reach you, depending on Canada Post's efficiency.

. Free Trial: These are usually a standard two weeks. Read the Terms on each DVD rental company's site if you're pursuing a free trial, as many have strict requirements for cancellation. If you're very cheeky you can "free trial hop" down the list and enjoy free DVD rentals for over six months before choosing the provider for you.

. Prices: In Canadian dollars per month (tax not included) for standard, unlimited 1 to 3 disc at-a-time DVD rental subscriptions. This does not include volume discounts sometimes offered for paying a year in advance--see the individual DVD rental company reviews for this information.

Ranking of all 6 Canadian DVD Rental SItes
Value, Design, and Service DVD Blu-ray Depot Monthly Price (by DVDs out at once)
Online DVD Rental Sites Ratings Titles / Games Free Trial? Locations 2 discs 3 discs Subscribe/Review

Zip Review & Link

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating

1,300+ /

1 month Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver 18.95 24.95 Visit DVD Rental Site

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Cinemail Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
25,000+ 0 /0 14 days Winnipeg 16.95 for 4 total* 23.98 Visit Cinemail DVD Rental Site

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DVDFlix Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
10,000+ 0 / 0 14 days Vancouver - 19.99 Visit DVDFlix DVD Rental Site

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DVDLink Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
16,000+ 0 / 0 2-3 discs in 14 days Vancouver 16.99 21.99 Visit DVD Link DVD Rental Site

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Kaku Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Uknown 0 / some 14 days Quebec 17.95 23.95 Visit Kaku DVD Rental Site

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Pyasa Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
1,000+ 0 / 0 14 days Ontario 19.99 24.99 Visit Pyasa DVD Rental Site

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Online DVD Rental Sites Ratings Titles Phone? Free Trial? Locations 2 discs 3 discs Subscribe/Review

* = Unlike most unlimited services, these online DVD rental companies offer limited plans capped with strict limits on number of DVDs rented per month; we only recommend them for people who only want to rent a few DVDs each month.




Online DVD movie rental prices and terms change frequently; check company website for the latest. is not responsible for any losses resulting from the information provided (see Disclaimer). If you do spot a factual discrepancy, please email us and we'll update the site.



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