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Old 01-08-2009   #14
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
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Default Re: Blu-ray’s Fuzzy Future

Wouldn't offering downloads open up a big hole for pirates to redistribute movies over the internet? Why would a movie studio back that?

I also agree with the download time discussion. For it to be viable you'd need a direct fiber connection like an OC3 (155mbps) which costs 10's of thousands a month to lease. Even then a 30GB movie would take almost 30 minutes to download. It could be streamed at that speed though. My "high speed" connection is currently only 3.2mbps. I think we have a long way to go in the bandwidth department before downloads become viable.

What happens when things go Cinema 2K/4K or when/if Deep Color actually materializes?
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