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With last week’s death march for HD-DVD, many have been saying that Blu-Ray’s victory will be short lived. The reason for this is because several people seem to believe that digital movie downloads will kill physical media, including (but not limited to Blu-Ray). This clam, while extremely plausible in the next 5 years, is ludicrous from the “anytime soon” standpoint. Digital movie downloads are not endangering Blu-Ray for two simple reasons. Continue reading
The way I see it, downloadable movies (especially in HD quality) is going to be a commodity item for a nice little while. Reason being is file size. a DVD quality movie is 4-8GB minimum and HD quality is 1.5 times that at around 720p (2.25 times at 1080). Also, with the exception of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, there is not an easy consumer friendly way to watch downloaded movies on your television. I will say that Tivo has something that is quite nice with its Amazon Unbox integration and Apple TV has a lot of things done right but it’s still not perfect. But we are still not quite there with consumer friendly methods to watch a downloaded movie on your television. Continue reading