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Anyone else thinking that someone is gonna come up with a way to keep the files that are being "viewed in"? Honestly though the price of the file should be the price they are charging for "rentals" it is just information, they do not have to pay for the disc, cover, or anything like that. And they will be uploading the same information to you as they would be just streaming it to you. Having the full file as the same price as a dvd is just dumb.
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It's a step in the right direction, they should try and sign up other studio's and be the steam of movies.
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Anyone else thinking that someone is gonna come up with a way to keep the files that are being "viewed in"? Honestly though the price of the file should be the price they are charging for "rentals" it is just information, they do not have to pay for the disc, cover, or anything like that. And they will be uploading the same information to you as they would be just streaming it to you. Having the full file as the same price as a dvd is just dumb.

Right now my problem is that the "buy to own" HD versions are more expensive than the BDs. That's just going to kill this whole thing. That and the requirement of Windows/OSX along with Silverlight!? Dammit. Why is everyone so freaking against Linux?

OFF TOPIC: After browsing through their site I couldn't help but laugh after getting to the bottom of this page
http://www.paramountmovies.com/aboutuv.html
And the "share it" line.
     
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Right now my problem is that the "buy to own" HD versions are more expensive than the BDs. That's just going to kill this whole thing. That and the requirement of Windows/OSX along with Silverlight!? Dammit. Why is everyone so freaking against Linux?
OFF TOPIC: After browsing through their site I couldn't help but laugh after getting to the bottom of this page
http://www.paramountmovies.com/aboutuv.html
And the "share it" line.

lol I'm sure it will get shared. Prices need to be cut in half though.

EDIT: It looks like you can share it with up to 6 people. It also says that you need a special "Ultraviolet" player to play your files. So that means you cant use something like VLC or media player classic.
Edited by james_ant - 1/25/12 at 4:27pm
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Right now my problem is that the "buy to own" HD versions are more expensive than the BDs. That's just going to kill this whole thing. That and the requirement of Windows/OSX along with Silverlight!? Dammit. Why is everyone so freaking against Linux?

Perhaps this has something to do with it.

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Perhaps this has something to do with it.
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Not sure how anyone gets accurate results on Linux but I'm definitely shocked to see the up-tick. Hey, if we make 5% or 10% (I forget which) then we'll be like OSX was and we can demand the same acceptance right? Heck we might even get all the chicks and hipsters. biggrin.gif
     
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Not sure how anyone gets accurate results on Linux but I'm definitely shocked to see the up-tick. Hey, if we make 5% or 10% (I forget which) then we'll be like OSX was and we can demand the same acceptance right? Heck we might even get all the chicks and hipsters. biggrin.gif

Give linux some more time...I think it will be "the" operating system to use on enthusiast rigs in the relatively near future. Microsoft and Apple seem more concerned about mobile platforms than anything thing else...and i don't really blame them as that is were the money is, but they could end up turning PC gaming into a red-headed step child (though some believe it already is)

There will be a market for this and Linux operating systems could really move in if MS isn't careful. I am not saying it WILL happen or anything, but it is a possibility. I see things like distros setup for nothing but gaming and then the group or organization that made the distro will sell games for it.
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I can believe Linux is growing. It's basically wizarded like Windows now. Configs are auto-detect for the greatest part. There's little difference even between MS Office and LibreOffice functionality.

Plus, I think a lot of PC people are not happy with the whole Metro look for a PC.

I agree with Vagrant tho. It's a big possibility that Linux could make a big dent in MS's business channel with the PC...and Mac too. As well as with the enthusiast community...so long as the game makers start pumping out Linux-compatible code. I know that's my biggest hangup for staying on Win XP x64.
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Great except Ultraviolet sucks. They try to enter the market and are so hamfisted them screw it up. Well, someone will get it right eventually, there is money to made and there will only be more as time goes on.
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