Blockbuster offers Blu-Ray

Blockbuster (you remember them, right?) has announced that it plans to make Blu-ray disks available for rent in almost all of their stores in the US and Canada. That’s about 5,000 stores, up from a previous 1,700 stores.

In addition to offering Blu-ray in stores, Blockbuster has begun to let subscribers of their by-mail rental service choose a preference of Blu-ray disk over standard DVD. This is a feature that has been available under the leading by-mail rental service, Netflix, for a while now, and is a nice addition to Blockbuster’s service.