I had heard rumors that this might occur, but it as been a while since I hard heard anything so I thought they decided to scrap that idea. Well, to my surprise, this morning I had an email waiting from Netflix saying:

Dear Chris,

As you may know, Blu-ray movies are more expensive than standard definition movies. As a result, we’re going to start charging $1 a month (plus applicable taxes), in addition to your monthly membership charge, for unlimited access to Blu-ray movies.

The additional charge for unlimited Blu-ray access will be automatically added to your next billing statement on or after November 5th, 2008 and will be referenced in your Membership Terms and Details. If you wish to continue getting Blu-ray movies for $1 a month more, you don’t need to do anything. If not, you can remove Blu-ray access anytime by visiting Your Account at the Netflix website.

If you have questions about this change or need any assistance, please call us anytime at 1-888-638-3549.

-The Netflix Team

As far as I am concerned, $1.00 is nothing, and I am going to pay it monthly so I can still get my beautiful Blu Ray films on a monthly basis. HD quality movies are just to good, so $1.00 is nothing!

What are your thoughts?