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HD format solution - renting out HD-DVD/Blu-Ray ?????

by shawnlin / December 10, 2007 4:41 AM PST

Now, I think that HD-VMD is a great idea, but even that may be soon superseded by direct downloaded content to hard drives everywhere.

However, as buying an HD format player to use the full extent of my LCD screen performance makes me itch a little more as these HD format players come down in price - what about some low-cost, simple function HD format players as rentals through Netflix, Blockbuster, etc.? Maybe add $3/mth for the basic player rental. This would allow consumers to get the HD content without the worry of it becoming outdated within 18months or so.

Any thoughts on this?


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by indy1333 / December 10, 2007 6:08 AM PST

That would be a cool option to have with a rental service. But I think you would have a hard time convincing the rental companies to buy a few hundred thousand players that will most likely be useless in 18 months. I think that, since it looks like downloads will be the prominent format in the near future, companies should invest the money that would be used to buy players to make a fast and reliable network for distributing movies. Just my take.

JP the Drummer

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by robstak / December 11, 2007 11:12 AM PST

I know, I know, maybe you dont have one... but I've been really impressed with Time Warner's HD movies on demand selection, plus M$ offers some decent options, although I got significant lag with my xbox which was kinda really annoying! Cable box worked great tho Happy

Just a thought,

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