Tuesday, April 04, 2006

HD DVD vs. Downloads

Somewhere out there the gods of irony must be at work as Samsung delays the launch of its blu-ray HD DVD player the same day movie studios announce that first-run movies will now be available for download.

OK, there is not a lot of price difference between downloaded movies and DVDs ($15-$30) and HD-DVDs are probably nicer in terms of packaging, extra features and so on. But all that will change as you’ll be able to download and print covers, download the extra features, download the film in HD and be able to do that from your couch with the click of a mouse while stuffing your face with potato chips.

That’s why, my friends, downloadable movies are progress, endless bickering about HD standards and when they will be available is not.

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