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They Have Been Assimilated

It’s a logical step from pay-per-view …. Monsters&Critics reports that five studios are now allowing movie downloads — some on the same schedule as "home video" (DVD/VHS) release. Check out Movielink and CinemaNow. Cost is comparable to full-price DVD (but at what quality?). More on DRM, etc. later. (Tip: one of my COM300 students today!)

Update, 5 April.Well, they haven’t quite been assimilated. Contrary to the rosy picture painted by the techPubs,there are some serious drawbacks. The biggie? You can only play the thing on your computer — yeah, you can burn a DVD, but current reports are that the format can’t be read by your TV’s DVD player.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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