Xbox 360 and why DVD rentals are as good as dead

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.

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jiggyjay4871d ago

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!

shmee4871d ago

PEOPLE report this story as SPAM

Sangheili854871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

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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.

shmee4871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

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

Snukadaman4871d ago
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 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 makes all ps3 owners look like the paranoid tinfoil hat wearing douche bag you seem too be.

MikeGdaGod4871d ago (Edited 4871d ago )

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

TheXgamerLive4870d ago

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.

sanderFVCKINcohen4870d ago

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....

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stunt2134871d ago

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.

Snukadaman4871d ago

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 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.

TheXgamerLive4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

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?

Snukadaman4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

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 maybe thats why it took 2 days...

Tsalagi4871d ago

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.

doomsonyman4871d ago

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

jiggyjay4871d ago

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!

rofldings4871d ago

Jiggyjay, way to prove yourself to be an idiot and not even read what he wrote.

Snukadaman4871d ago

But every one stayed away from it like the plague...sort of like the ps3..hahaha whomp whomp.

TheXgamerLive4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

Xbox 360-
29.1% pick 360 (235,203 votes)consoles sold
12,117,353 sold

20.2% pick PS3 (163,161 votes)consoles sold
5,013,661 sold

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.

rofldings4870d ago

Nope. Sorry. Nexgenwars is bullsh*t.

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OOG FunK4871d ago

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 is the future and it will only grow as the years go on hell its taken over music time for movies

sanderFVCKINcohen4870d ago

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.

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