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Cable Companies to Deliver New HD Movies At DVD Release


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 04:33 PM

So far I haven't seen anything else about this except from TVWeek:

In the war for high-definition movie viewers, Netflix is trying to bust Blockbuster, Blu-ray is bruising HD DVD and Apple’s iTunes is trying to undo Amazon.com’s Unbox and Vudu.

They may all want to duck, though, because the cable companies are coming out swinging. Comcast, Cox Communications and Cablevision all said this week that they’ve either developed or are working on methods to deliver high-definition films to as many as 33 million subscribers the same day such titles are available on DVD.

The big question is how will D* & E* handle this challenge?:confused:

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#2 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:13 PM

See "Movies on Demand" on DISH equipment ...
DISH can predownload a movie to a million receivers easily. HD is possible on the 722.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:47 PM

See "Movies on Demand" on DISH equipment ...
DISH can predownload a movie to a million receivers easily. HD is possible on the 722.

A good plug for the truly outstanding 722, particularly with it's nearly unlimited storage. But the real issue is going to be contracts with the studio distribution folks. And of course whether the DRM will be sufficient to allow that. It appears the 722 can handle that, but I don't know about any other E* or D* dvr.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

I'm sure Comcast's method will require top of the line boxes too! :)




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