If you have been curious about Netflix and wanted an excuse to try it, they are now offering one month free trials of their service, instead of the more common two-week trial. Their service has two components:
+ postage-free DVD rentals by mail, and
+ online/streamed content to your computer, TiVo, BluRay player, connected HDTV, iPad, Roku box, the upcoming $99 AppleTV, and other compatible devices
+ the "One DVD" plan gets you one DVD out and one live stream at any one time. The "Two DVDs" plan gets you two DVDs out, and two parallel streams. Three gets you three of each.
The one DVD and one stream plan at $9/month (plus tax if applicable) is probably one of the best entertainment deals out there.
Netflix has a small number of photography-themed documentaries (but not a comprehensive catalog - at least not yet) - most of them available via DVD delivery only. Here are some of them:
+ American Photography: A Century of Images
+ Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus, Edward Steichen, Andre Kertesz
+ The Adventure of Photography: 150 Years of the Photographic Image
+ American Experience: The Wizard of Photography (George Eastman)
+ War Photographer (James Nachtwey)
+ Half Past Autumn (Gordon Parks)
+ National Geographic: The Photographers
+ Ansel Adams: American Experience
+ Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens