If you are a regular reader of my stuff you'll know that I'm a huge movie fan. I love my local movie theater for watching all the latest releases. I love renting dvds online to catch up on any movies I might have missed or to re-watch the ones I liked best. And it seems that it's not just me that loves to rent DVDs online, official figures show that the online movie rental business has really started to take off.

Specialist companies like Blockbusters, Netflex.com, and LoveFilm have developed their business models to take advantage of this expanding market. There are many advantages of renting DVDs on-line: Unlimited

Choice - The larger DVD rental companies claim to stock over 100,000 different DVD titles, which should be enough to cater for the vast majority of tastes. That number might sound daunting, but the titles are easy to sort through and movies will be categorized by genre, title, actors, and customer ratings.

Preview Movies - Most websites have the option for you to view a clip of the movie before you decide to rent it. Most movies will have customer reviews, so you'll never have to rent a movie based solely on the title again. How many times have you received a film only to find out it wasn't what you expected?

Free Shipping - Virtually all companies now offer free postage to both send and receive your DVDs. You just pay your monthly subscription (usually less than $20), and have nothing else to pay.

Flexible Memberships - You decide how many movies you would like to watch each month, pay your subscription, and watch your movies….it's that simple. If you want to change you plan at any time you can, and cancelling your membership can be done whenever you want.

No Late Fees - I'm sure you've had to pay late fees in the past for forgetting to return a movie, so you'll know how annoying that can be. With online services you can keep the movies for as long as you want and never have to pay a late fee again.

Flexible Ordering - You can order DVDs online 24/7 from anywhere in the world. You never have to call a sales line, you can order from home, while you're at the office, or at a friend's house.

The Internet has transformed many aspects of our lives, and renting movies from companies such as trynetflix.com, Blockbusters online, or Lovefilm is no exception. It has added a whole new level of convenience, meaning you no longer need to visit a rental store to see your favourite films.