Is Xbox's digital distribution service really going to threaten DVD rentals? Will it replace DVD rentals in the near future? Here is a blog article nailing down the matter once and for all.
It doesn't force you to buy into an HD format and you are available to still watch HD Movies!! M$ really had its customers in mind when they created the 360. Yes there is only ONE flaw with the 360 and that is covered with their extended warranty! Compared to its main competitor, who had the movie industry in mind when they put their console out, M$ has truly created an excellent entertainment device!
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@@@ EDITED @@@ Understood. I agree with you but the fact is both PS3 fanboys post blogs and Xbox fanboys post blogs when ever its positive about there system.
I am not talking about the poster. I am talking about THIS THREAD in general This is just a blog post It is not from some official website. The N4G has to maintain some quality . Not every news should be posted here Not every blog should be made into a thread
http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... you posted 7 storys on ratchet and clanks scores...All you need is one story pointing too gamerrankings or even metacritic instead of that sort of spam...and lets be real..here is the definition of spam.. "Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media" exactly being 7 storys on one topic..wake up and stop being such a hypocrite dude...it makes all ps3 owners look like the paranoid tinfoil hat wearing douche bag you seem too be.
that's f*ckin stupid do you really think that everytime someone wants to watch a moive, they're gonna sit a wait hours for it to download? do you know how long it takes to download HD movies even with the best connection speed? also, most people want to OWN the movies, not pay for them just to have them disappear a few days later. as far as there only being one problem with the 360, you must be smokin rocks. RRoD is covered, but disk read errors, disk scratching issues and the other hardware issues are NOT. shhhhhhhh.................ple ase stop
It downloads for about 2 to 3 minutes then you can begin watching it as the rest of the movie downloads as your watching it.
actually for HD version you have to wait for about and hour&ahalf to bring up the play button.....I dont know about 3 minutes....
Xbox 360 is a great entertaiment machine, but no way in hell it will replace dvd rentals because not everybody own 360 and not all 360 owners have internet connection that enable them to rent movies. For example right now there is about 11 million people that own 360 and not all of them have xbox live. In the US alone there are about 300 million people and probably almost every single one of them own dvd players and some people even own about 3 or 4 like me. So 360 is not even a threat to movie rentals.
In fact blockbuster video is trying too counter nextflix with their own mail dvd service...cant beat them..might as well join them. also on topic I did watch a movie on the xbox this evening..while it was cheap and easy..it did take a long time too download a hd movie. it took me like 2 whole days ...also you dont keep the movie....its like 9 days and it disappears..which i dislike alot.
It only takes about 3 minutes to begin watching the movie and the entire thing loads in minutes. You also have 14 days to begin watching the movie, not 9. Nothing, even game demo's that are brand new takes 2 days. Where the hell did that come from?
but you are wrong about a couple of minutes download on my side....I downloaded the hd version of the movie and it took nearly dam 2 days...maybe my connection is sheit but just because im a xbox fan im not going too sit here and lie dude... I must also add that i dont just sit there and wait for the movie....i waited for like 2 hours and after that did other things....so maybe thats why it took 2 days...
I have to drive over an hour away from where i live to rent movies (HD or SD). Since i have a good internet connection though (10MB) i can just rent movies from the marketplace and save myself a trip. Now i don't think renting movies from your Xbox will ever surpass actually going to the store but it is really convenient for people like me.
even if the ps2 had dvd rentals and keep in mind that there 120million strong they would never challenge going to blockbuster or hollywood video and the 360 has sold what roughly around 10mill do your math this artical is stupid
What are you talking about? PS2 didn't even have a hardrive... PS2 didn't even have online service like the original xbox has! PS2 didn't have DOWLOADABLE MOVIES, I believe Sony said there was going to be before it launched, but again another example of Sony underdelivering! The PS3 doesn't even have that feature yet!
Jiggyjay, way to prove yourself to be an idiot and not even read what he wrote.
But every one stayed away from it like the plague...sort of like the ps3..hahaha whomp whomp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
www.nexgenwars.com Xbox 360- 29.1% pick 360 (235,203 votes)consoles sold 12,117,353 sold PS3- 20.2% pick PS3 (163,161 votes)consoles sold 5,013,661 sold Wii- 50.8% pick Wii (411,260 votes)consoles sold 12,106,693 sold However, Digital Distribution will not take over buying a disk to play in your home for a long time. When people buy something they like to be able to physically hold it in there hands so for DD to take off world wide, it will take some time and prices will have to dictate it's choosing it.
Nope. Sorry. Nexgenwars is bullsh*t.
Its not that 360 will kill dvds but with internet connections getting stronger 360 has made the first really big step in what will be the future not so far down the road which is digital distribution...it is the future and it will only grow as the years go on hell its taken over music time for movies
Also, dont you love the "Network & Studios" section!!!! I have a mad collection of the Family Guy series, and the "Beginning of the Universe" vid from National Geographics.
I was renting movies off my tv when ever I want minus waiting for the whole movie to download.
I think movies online is where we are going but you are always going to need a Media to back up your files and that disc will be Blu-Ray which will support 100 Gig and 200 Gig Disc. Actually 100 gig disc are ready to be manufactured already and are compatable with the PS3 already.
24 hours from the time you hit 'play' to watch the movie ... rentals will stay available to you for 14 days if you choose to DL one and not hit 'play' right away.
paying a stupid pay per view channel is a hell of alot different then going and dling a movie that u get to keep for a day like a typical rental sry but your argument is bull wow u can watch this movie at this time n thats it woooowzzz......with this u can dl what you want when you want it and no questions asked and dont have to be there during those certain 2 hours the movie plays like really comparing pay per view to digital distribution that is jus stupid man
unless you also have a PVR in wich case you can pause it fast forward it and rewind. I am assuming you can do this with DD as well. But once you have it on your PRV HDD you can keep it there as long as you want, watching it over and over.
Pfft and how many people who don't know of blu-ray and Hd-DVD will know of Digital Distribution? Its retarded hardly anyone knows of digital distribution other than people who pay attention for it. Hell its even a pain to type it every time. Its either gonna be blu-ray or Hd-dvd or Dvd or dvd+ Hd format. All of these overshawdoe DD by a great margin at that too.
i dont think it will take over dvd's, the only thing that will most likely is high definition disc's, but even that doesnt look so good, since i believe all bought movies throughout the year, what was 87% dvds, and 13% high def, so it will take a few more years for that to become in full swing, even though i believe blu-ray will dominate, or both formats survive somehow, it will eventually way before the whole digital distribution process is in everyhouse
Digital distribution is a trend, the most probable future, but it has nothing that big to do with X360... You know you can pay-per-view a movie in you TV by your cable for what? 10 years? Since not much time ago, you can legally buy movies in the internet, just like music... You indeed can do it on 360, which is a good thing, but no, it's not a 360's thing and isn't 360 the responsable for DVD rentals decadence. Most like just more one feet to the botton...
this DD won't take over any time before 30 years from now. u guys are just dreaming!!!!
sells more then Amazon.com and its only in America. People are willing to wait to download big movies except driving to the store to rent and to take it back. When the movie expires you simply delete it off the HDD and your done. Home wireless servers and digital distribution will be the future. BTW anything else in the same business as someone else threatens their way of life.
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