We finally decided to join Netflix. Several people that we know here on the island use it and have been very happy with the service. We joined on Christmas day, got notification the next day that our first two movies shipped and we received them on Wednesday (well at least that is when I checked the mail, they could have been there earlier). We mailed them back on Friday and got notification yesterday (Tuesday) that they received our two movies and shipped out the next two. So it seems so far that the mail has not been an issue.