Thought I'd post this real quick as I think some might be interested. I know this might not be new news to some. There was a story this morning on Good Morning America that the DVD as we know it will go away sooner then we think. The person who produced this story of course wanted to use the most sensationalistic tease they could. Turns out that Walmart has 40% of all DVD sales in the United States. I didn't know that, if true. Since they have so much selling power, they apparently have a lot of clout, so the studios will listen. They have begun a program where by you can download a movie. It's a test program to see if this works. You buy a DVD, and for a few more bucks, you get a code or something and it allows you to download it. As we discussed this before, the film studios don't want to make the same mistake the music industry did and ignore downloading. So if this works out, the story implies that Walmart could have a lot of influence in the industry towards downloads. Of course Apple already has this infrastructure in place and is doing it already, they conveniently left that and the other companies doing downloading out. The story does not go into what happens once you download it. But it did show some customers who would rather be able to have a thing they can hold and stick in a player. They also showed younger people, teens, fully embracing the idea as they do it now anyway.