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Some have speculated that this won't be totally 'on demand', that you might need to order your movie in advance to give it time to buffer on the hard drive.

 

I've got no beef with putting my order in on Thursday for the weekend's movies, especially if the quality is better than my VoD and the movies are in widescreen. With DVD quality, it would be a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned.

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I'd be interested to see what kind of bandwidth consumption a movie of dvd quality would use over this service. Some internet providers have been sending out warning letters and even terminating service for what they consider excessive usage. People with these limitations would have to think twice about a service like this.

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Originally posted by MrJames@Sep 7 2004, 03:21 PM

I'd be interested to see what kind of bandwidth consumption a movie of dvd quality would use over this service. Some internet providers have been sending out warning letters and even terminating service for what they consider excessive usage. People with these limitations would have to think twice about a service like this.

Yep, I just don't see how they will set up the infrastructure for this kind of service.

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Changes are definitely afoot for Netflix. Big suprise conference call by their management today announcing a drop in subscription price from $22 to $16 because of an upcoming (and so far unannounced) entry into the DVD rental market by Amazon.

 

Stockprice dropped close to 40% on the news!

 

I think the alliance with Tivo may be better for them than we expected as the mail order rental market is getting very, very crowded.

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Originally posted by FreakTornado+Oct 15 2004, 02:36 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (FreakTornado @ Oct 15 2004, 02:36 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-gigapower@Oct 15 2004, 12:03 PM

Its almost as crowded as the downloadable music market.

Which is odd because, AFAIK, no one has made any money one downloadable music. Apple's in the business to sell iPods, they make almost nothing on music. [/b]

Which is also kind of funny, since most of the tech industry makes it's money on the software, and loses it's ass on the hardware... :lol:

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Originally posted by Whooter+Oct 15 2004, 01:55 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Whooter @ Oct 15 2004, 01:55 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by FreakTornado@Oct 15 2004, 02:36 PM

<!--QuoteBegin-gigapower@Oct 15 2004, 12:03 PM

Its almost as crowded as the downloadable music market.

Which is odd because, AFAIK, no one has made any money one downloadable music. Apple's in the business to sell iPods, they make almost nothing on music.

Which is also kind of funny, since most of the tech industry makes it's money on the software, and loses it's ass on the hardware... :lol: [/b]

Apple doesn't sell a single piece of hardware at a loss. Their profit margins are the best in the industry.

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Originally posted by gigapower+Oct 15 2004, 03:16 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (gigapower @ Oct 15 2004, 03:16 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Whooter@Oct 15 2004, 01:55 PM

Originally posted by FreakTornado@Oct 15 2004, 02:36 PM

<!--QuoteBegin-gigapower@Oct 15 2004, 12:03 PM

Its almost as crowded as the downloadable music market.

Which is odd because, AFAIK, no one has made any money one downloadable music. Apple's in the business to sell iPods, they make almost nothing on music.

Which is also kind of funny, since most of the tech industry makes it's money on the software, and loses it's ass on the hardware... :lol:

Apple doesn't sell a single piece of hardware at a loss. Their profit margins are the best in the industry. [/b]

They're also not "most". ;)

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