When I was new to Austin (15 years ago), I enrolled in a neat concept of video renting known as Netflix. At the time, a person could go online, select the movies they wanted to watch, and wait for them to show up few days later in their mailboxes. My dad thought that was an innovative idea. Before my parents would come for a visit, I would rent movies they'd like to watch.
As technology developed, Netflix offered their clients streaming videos. However, they lost popularity when it decided to bill customers for the streaming service without fully disclosing. Netflix corrected their error and now offer their clients with an option of movies-by-mail or streaming video.
My dad is a fan of the streaming video. When he comes over to our house for a visit, he ask for me to set up Netflix. He loves browsing through the various movies.
A few weeks ago, I visited my parents for the weekend. While there, my mom was excited to show me her new car and the 46 inch LED TV that came with the purchase. The TV was in one of the extra bedrooms, and it practically covered a wall.
For me, a 46 inch LED 1080p TV shouldn't just be connected via a coaxial. The TV should be appreciated for all its capabilities.
I visited the nearest Best Buy and purchased a Sony Blu Ray with Netflix streaming capability. I got back to their place and presented them with their new gift. I hooked up the new system and showed my dad how to navigate to Netflix.
Then I told him of a great series only available through Netflix called House of Cards with Kevin Spacey.
A few days later, I received a call from my dad just to tell me that the Blu Ray was the best gift I've given him in a very long time. He also told me that he had completed watching House of Cards.