Coming soon: Download-to-own films

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  1. Joe Moore

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/03/23/movie.download/index.html

    I've bolded the two major spots in there. The fact that you get the film in 3 formats is a major plus. And the price itself isn't so bad. Wonder if people will support something of this nature.
     
  2. Nerd Bomber

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    For 3 formats including a dvd in the mail I'd do it.
     
  3. Darkravager

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    That's cool. But I wonder if the price will vary on how much you want of the format? For example, I don't have a portable device, so would it be cheaper to just be able to download it once and get the dvd in the mail as opposed to the two downloads and the disc?
     
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    It's a trick to make you buy a portable device. :) 

    For a start, I can see instant pitalls with people trying to play the 'handheld' version on devices that aren't compatable.....

    It's an semi-interesting idea, but it doesen't address
    the problem facing the movie industry.

    There're plenty of people out there who don't want to pay for a movie at all at any point in time, and thanks to certain programs, a lot of the time they get to see a movie long before it's on DVD, and don't have to pay a cent for it.

    As soon as one site is closed, annother one will pop up in it's place. They're fighting a loosing battle.

    They also need to do something about the fact that many films open in foreign markets months after the US, by the time they open in those foreign markets, a good chunk of people in those markets have already seen the film, again for nothing.

    Take a look at the poll, 42% of people said a flat NO to the idea.
     
  5. Zero Prime

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    Now thats cool news. Also a good way to force you to buy new harddrives.
     
  6. DevilzFan

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    I don't really see the point. In the time it would take to download, I could rip my DVD, and convert it to watch on my PSP.
     
  7. Jux

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    ^^^
     
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    An hour? For a whole movie. That's a pretty impressive boast, although I wonder if it will stand up for those of us on slower connections.
    At any rate people will still illegally download because it's the cheapest option, although it doesn't always provide the best quality. I'd use the service though, provided they had some good movies available. It seems like all they put out these days is garbage though.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    ...does this mean the file "voids" itself of just auto-deletes or something after like a week or a month or so? Because that'd be horribly lame. I'm with DevilzFan on this one.
     
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    £19.99?

    Phff. I can get the DVD for less than that from online places.
     
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    DVD Shrink + PSPVideo 9 = Problem solved. And all it costs me is the price of my DVD. Usually less that $15. Bite me movie industry, you bunch of executive spoiled overpaid brats.
     
  12. Belgrath

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    Sounds good, but nah.

    I'm better off borrowing movie DVDs off my relatives.
     
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    1 hour to download a 3 hour movie?!?!?!?
     
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    Probably.

    The BBC will be launching a similar service for UK residents later this year allowing people to download our TV programmes, but the DRM will expire make the file expire seven days after it broadcasts.

    (but then that's because it'll be free to UK residents as they already pay a licence fee - the BBC's commercial arm will likely make it possible to remove that expiration for an extra fee at some point).

    Phazer
     
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    One must point out that in this case the £19.99 they're charging IS the RRP of most new DVD's at retail in the UK, so it's a pretty decent deal.

    Phazer
     

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