Netflix CEO Reed Hastings previously and repeatedly seemed to indicate they’d never introduce a pay-per-view video download model or higher tiers of video streaming. However, it looks like that topic has been reopened for discussion. In a customer survey going around, Netflix wonders if we’d pay an additional $10 a month to stream “HBO original series and movies.” Personally, I believe a higher tier or PPV is the only way Netflix will be license a large stable of current Hollywood blockbusters. So, I’m not entirely opposed to the idea. However, $10 seems a bit steep for this HBO content, especially with many of these shows available on DVD. Unless the tier provides currently running series in a timely fashion, say within 24 hour of airing, and timely big budget films, the pricing strikes me as a bit extreme. (Compared to what we currently pay.) Not to mention, Showtime’s delivering better original programming these days.