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The Naked Gord Program
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posted 07 June 2006 05:41 PM      Profile for The Naked Gord Program   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Movie downloading kiosks may be coming soon

Posted Jun 4th 2006 3:15PM by Evan Blass
Filed under: Home Entertainment, Portable Video
In what could turn into a preemptive strike against the further decline of DVD sales in the face of competition from digital downloads as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, major retailers may soon be installing kiosks in their stores that give customers access to on-demand, feature-length films on DVD or their portable devices. According to Reuters, the major movie studios are reportedly in talks with retail heavyweights like Wal-mart to theoretically offer their complete archives for downloading to in-store terminals with high-speed connections, where they would either be burned onto DVD or transferred to unspecified devices, a la that proposed DVD Station service we saw awhile back (which seemingly never materialized). While the prospect of having immediate access to almost every movie ever made is admittedly appealing, we're not really sure that we want to drive all the way over to Best Buy just to stand around waiting uncomfortably with our fellow patrons as we all clutch our iPods, nervously tap our feet, and wish we'd all just stayed at home and settled for whatever was on Moviebeam. http://portablevideo.engadget.com/2006/06/04/movie-downloading-kiosks-may-be-coming-soon/#comments



Well check this out...nice stuff.


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Fidel
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posted 07 June 2006 10:46 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey whatever happened to that Blockbuster deal with ENRONg for movies and video-on-demand over DSL ?. Oh yea, I forgot
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