Yeah, but I wonder how many of them still work/exist. Sure, 770,000 seems like a decent amount, but units break or parts are lost or some could get lost in natural disasters (ie. floods, fires, and the like). God only knows exactly how many complete working systems still exist.
Imagine how many units blockbuster is responsible for screwing up. Just think about how their dvd’s are treated and then multiply that by the amount of disrespect the average person has for a rental car. The v.b. is a fragile piece of optical precision that wouldn’t last two hours in John Q. Public’s chee-tos covered, grubby little fingers. I bet half of them ended up in blockbuster’s dumpsters.
I doubt many were abused that badly. Especially considering your had to make a safety depopsit of about $100 to rent one, which was refunded once the unit was returned. Many people weren’t willing to even put down that deposit to rent the system, even though they got it back later.