Amazon notes followed by my own:
Can I make a DVD from my Amazon Unbox downloads?
"You can store your downloaded files on a DVD or other removable computer storage device for the purpose of backup in the same format as the original files. However, any DVDs that you burn with Amazon Unbox files will not be readable by a DVD player. You can only view the files using Amazon Unbox installed on the computer that originally received the downloads.."
Can I use Amazon Unbox on my Macintosh or iPod?
[duh, of course not. But what if you use Parallels with XP on a Mac?]
"Unfortunately, our Amazon Unbox video downloads are not compatible with Apple / MacIntosh hardware and computer systems."
30-minute TV episode=600MB, 1-hour TV episode=1.2GB,
Well, at least we know that they are big enough to be better quality than anything that iTunes is selling RIGHT NOW.
However, I think Amazon MAY have won me over if I wasn't so interested in getting a Mac as my next computer.
Here is something to think about and debate:
Take a look at the approved media devices that you CAN transfer to. You see the Vision:M on there, right? The device that comes with a video out you can play on ANY tv you want. The device that works with the new WMP11. If MS adds this store or these titles to WMP11, and lets me load it on a Vision:M or W (widescreen), it'd be some serious competition.
For me, the big feature is watching TV programs I purchase online on my TV and having a good quality. That's it. Believe it or not, I want to choose whether I watch programs on my tv or portable device, but I want to be able to do both. Whether I use Apple's possible VideoPort replacement, or a Vision:M, that's the catch.
I still wanna see what Apple will do to counter this.
Finally...the long awaited amazon video Store is live. Guys check out www.unbox.com.
Its got a little bit of variety (definitely better than Vongo - Vongo sucks in terms of variety of movies)though.Prices vary greatly for both rental and to-keep videos.I think the rental prices are too hgh more than 3 bucks per recent release.I'd go with netflix then ha!Prices for to keep videos range from 7-15 bucks...again this depends on how recent the movie is.
Oh Steve...I hope you come up with a flat fee...ahem!