The Netflix price "increase" is actually just a return to their original pricing.
However, when they had the original price streaming wasn't available like it now is so really your still getting a much better deal even at the "price hike".
asked if he should go to Redbox....well only if you wanted a very limited selection. If all you care about are the latest DVD releases you'll probably be alright most of the time. If you are a movie junkie then Redbox isn't an option. Just try to find say Galdiator
at one, you won't. Obviously that is an example but you see what I'm saying?