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Old 06-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Direct HD movie downloads headed to PS3

Chalk another reason to pick up a PS3 for your media center. HD movie downloads via the PS3 are slated for this summer.

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2008/06/26/3517692.htm

This would be a nice service to rent movies from. Given the rising gas prices it would also be a much cheaper alternative then going to rent one at a store. The current HD downloads off Xbox live they normally run 6-7GB a which isn't to large a download.

I just wish I had a fast enough connection and better bandwidth cap at home to make it feasible for me.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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what will the isp see this as? i.e would it be downloaded like a p2p like bit torrent and will probably get capped or will it be just like downloading something off the interweb?
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Default Re: Direct HD movie downloads headed to PS3

yargh,on my connection,6gb would take me ~30Hr's.
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No. It's just an HTTP download probably.

It's by no means on demand. It'll take at least a few hours on standard broadband to download.
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You'd think they'd find a way to stream the service rather than offer it as a download... 6-7GB is a lot to download for a rental, if thats what it is.
It'd have to be cheap anyhow to me, as a disc is much more real. I wouldn't be happy just downloading movies to keep on a hard drive, though it definetly beats having to worry about leaving discs around, scratching them... but the hard drive? hmm...
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i dont think this should be called rental since you don't have to give the movie back if you already downloaded it...
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Yeah it would expire after a set amount of hours.
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Yeah it would expire after a set amount of hours.
you could just disconnect from internet and keep rewinding time.
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