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Yeh and piracy will be bigger than ever. Copying from a HD onto a flash drive. Employees would be taking them home with them and no-one would be none the wiser
    
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..... what?


Optical disks is method of storing digital data.
I would assume you would have some sort of display.... since you would be trying to watch a movie.
lol fail on my part in not being clear

By digital I mean on a harddrive or a flashdrive in this case. And by display I mean on the actual proposed flash drive device in the article.
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“In the future I want to be able to carry four to five movies around with me in a wallet, or walk into a store and have someone copy me a movie to a USB device."
He's promoting piracy? O_o"
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..... what?


Optical disks is method of storing digital data.

I would assume you would have some sort of display.... since you would be trying to watch a movie. Search files is faster than searching though a stack of disks.
He's talking about if you had a flash device that could store multiple movies, he'd want some sort of display on it in order to be able to browse through and choose the appropriate movie he'd like to watch on his player.
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He's talking about if you had a flash device that could store multiple movies, he'd want some sort of display on it in order to be able to browse through and choose the appropriate movie he'd like to watch on his player.
....like an iPod?


This is more about watching it at home on a big TV. Flash/HD based techology can (and do) both today. BluRay is not mobile.
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He's talking about if you had a flash device that could store multiple movies, he'd want some sort of display on it in order to be able to browse through and choose the appropriate movie he'd like to watch on his player.
Close enough, I thought the person mentioned in the article meant something like a USB storage device or something similar which one would just put into a player and play on the big screen ? So, I meant having a display on the USB device ( not player) so that there would be a cover picture or something to identify it with. Not an iPod esque player, but closer to a digital picture frame(I think).
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post #17 of 80
Wow this guy is right though. I have an 8GB flash USB and you can get 32GB ones for 120 bucks. 16GB USB Thumb Drives are only 60 bucks!
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Close enough, I thought the person mentioned in the article meant something like a catridge or something which one would just put into a player ? So I meant having a display on the device ( not player) so that there would be a cover picture or something to identify it with. Not an iPod esque player, but closer to a digital picture frame.
Why do you need something material to show you what movie it is? If you had a large enough storage device, the device could store all of your movies, in alphabetical order, or whatever order you want. If the software was intelligent it could display a movie poster, synopsis, etc for each of your downloaded films...Just wait, On Demand movies are the first step.
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I figured that this may happen in the future. But at the moment, BR is currently the main format for those who can afford it (they are not going to phase out DVD9 anytime soon). At that, by the time DVD9 is phased out, we may start seeing these flash movies.
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Why do you need something material to show you what movie it is? If you had a large enough storage device, the device could store all of your movies, in alphabetical order, or whatever order you want. If the software was intelligent it could display a movie poster, synopsis, etc for each of your downloaded films...Just wait, On Demand movies are the first step.
For that device to show ALL my movies I have on discs, well, it would need to be much more than a terabyte..... not happening anytime soon I think (to make it mass produced anyways). Thats why I believe it needs a display, it would make it more convinient to check on the go, I wouldnt want to wait in line just to check if I had a particular movie or not, I would rather spend that time deciding which movie to get next (imo).
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