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Thread: Downloading movies

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    Downloading movies

    Just wondered how many people buy or rent movies via download. The NBC Today show was making a big deal out of this, basically saying DVDs are going to be obsolete. I don't see that happening in the very near future, if at all. I would also assume in order to download movies you would need Windows and possibly their media player. One website I found that buys/rents movies via download is Cinemanow. Has anyone tried it, and how is the quality?

    I'll stick to DVDs.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    I haven't tried the service in question, but I've tried a similar one we have here in Finland. The quality is well, not DVD quality. It's watchable - but not even as good as an xvid dvd-rip would be.

    I'll stick to DVDs.
    ^ I second that.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    I download movies illegally and burn them to dvd for personal viewing.

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    I download movies illegally and burn them to dvd for personal viewing.
    I'm not talking about Crimewire.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    I used to rent movies from Cinema Now. Good, cheap service. Problem is - very limited selection. Now I'm a member of Netflix (which is just DVD rental) and use iTunes when I miss a TV show.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    At my place of earth the price for renting movies via download is up to 6 times higher than going to my local video rental shop. The quality is poorer, only one language track included (AFAIK).. dosn't make sense.
    Of course in a more distant future dvd renting is definately going to vanish.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    I doubt you could download a movie in HD.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    Quote Originally Posted by bionnaki View Post
    I download movies illegally and burn them to dvd for personal viewing.
    werd.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    Quote Originally Posted by Get_Ya_Wicked_On View Post
    werd.
    Tell me... what's "werd" about it? It's not ethically wrong. All you're doing is depriving big, fat, talentless people the money they make off of the talents of others.

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    Re: Downloading movies

    If I rent a movie it is by DVD.
    Although one of our DVD shops recently turned into a YMCA shop.

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