Blockbuster, which once counted more than 4,000 stores in its domestic chain, will soon be pared down to around 600, according to the Dallas Morning News , which cited a filing by its new owner, DISH network in federal bankruptcy court in New York. The chain now numbers 1,751 stores in the U.S. Published reports in recent days have forecast that DISH will use at least some of those stores as a marketing tool ("Subscribe to DISH network and receive free or discounted videos at your local Blockbuster store") and to use other stores as distribution centers for mailing out DVDs rented over the Internet or and for streaming other videos in its massive library online.