Warner offers Harry Potter, others for download

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Dang!!! Now I really have a reason to get the HTPC up and running.
     
  3. Jesse Leonard

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    How is this a step in the right direction?!? It's Divx again!

    Also, the quality is going to be far less than DVD. 700Mb files vs. 8Gb for the DVD!

    No thanks!
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    WE don't want it

    But obviously there are people who do given how many movies are traded around.
     
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  6. Brian E

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    The people who trade movies online won't care about this. They're interested in pirating the flick, not paying $3 or $4 to be able to view it for 24 hours.

    This won't stop those people from trading. I'm sure it will be cracked within a month or two.
     
  7. Terrell

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    Is this Warner's way of combating piracy on the internet? I don't think it will have any effect, if that's their objective.
     
  8. Benson R

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    I don't think anyone will pay to watch a movie on their computer. Especially when it is the same price as a dvd rental at Blockbuster which they can also watch on their computer. Now if you had a set top box that was capable of dvd quality movies on demand then they might have something. I think this technology is going nowhere until video on demand is a built in feature into a digital cable reciever.
     
  9. Dan Kaplan

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    Wow, what a deal! Let's see... I could:
    a) walk or drive a couple of blocks and rent a 5-day non-new release for $1 that is "top notch" audio and video quality, or
    b) wait through a 700 meg download for a 1-day viewing at $3 for highly inferior quality.
    Did I miss anything? [​IMG]
    Dan
     
  10. oscar_merkx

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    saw this on BBC teletext last night and very surprised about this. Since you pay for only 24 hours, I say no thanks
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    I have VOD on my digital cable box. I've never used it - but the regular cable channel quality is HORRIBLE.
     

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