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Stay away from Amazon Unbox

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / September 8, 2006 4:30 AM PDT
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Thanks for the review
by cardsbb9 / September 8, 2006 5:53 AM PDT

I'm glad C|Net is there to try these things before we do.

You did your job.

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I agree.....Unbox is a huge disappointment...
by 60warhawk / September 8, 2006 6:01 AM PDT

Unbox really was a huge disappointment.....Lets hope Apple comes up with something much better....I feel their pricing is just ridiculous...and no mac...duhh...

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(NT) (NT) Ouch! In your face Amazon!
by cars4less201 / September 8, 2006 6:39 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) more like a super "SNAP!"
by Jonathan.C / September 8, 2006 3:04 PM PDT
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It sounds exactly like movielink
by tseshan / September 9, 2006 4:30 AM PDT

movielink requires a software download,uses the wmv format, runs a process w/ system start-up w/o permission, and has the same rental model.

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Sad Mates
by Alucard_Bravo / September 9, 2006 5:45 AM PDT

It is just sad that they handled it like this, this is a really good idea but they screwed it up pretty bad. I somehow doubt that it is really malicious (because it is amazon, i hope i can trust them!) but i myself will not be taking that chance.

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Just a wild guess....
by cardsbb9 / September 9, 2006 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Sad Mates

I'm guessing that they had too many 'partners' on this deal as it smells like "too many cooks spoil the broth".

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(NT) (NT) Yep, Amazon is messing up on this one.
by Skeeteron_mypeter / September 9, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
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I can't try it anyway
by mattmoris / September 9, 2006 11:26 AM PDT

I can't try Unbox anyway since none of these companies who have Movie/TV Show download services will let me download from Canada. Thank You Amazon for not letting Canadians download just like everyone else.

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how about some screenshots?
by secullip / September 11, 2006 12:49 AM PDT

hey nice review, could you give us some screenshot love of how the program looks?

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Screenshots
by g4jjkdj / September 11, 2006 8:28 AM PDT
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Tom... You are right on...
by g4jjkdj / September 11, 2006 8:27 AM PDT

Tom:

You are right on, I reviewed Unbox over the weekend. It's as bad as you say and worse.

It's DRM hell, can't move files around to other machines (even if they're registered at Amazon), 5.1 doesn't work, rentals are brutal.

http://techdigs.net/content/view/26/42/

Greg

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