Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
Is this sig worthy? Coming from AMD's formerly biggest fanboi?
Originally Posted by RiverOfIce
It has nothing to do with your blue ray, video card, or anything to do with your physical media.
What it does do is allow the producer to stream video securely as it is being released in the theater.
The prices are going to be insanely low, for a first run it will be as little as 7 bucks. For out of dvd/blu ray, as little as 25 cents.
The movie producers want to kill off physical media. Have everything available for streaming. If you want a physical copy, then you can go to best buy with your own usb, and down load it from the store for a minimal fee.
Which is the suck part, if you want to get the movie for free, you will have to torrent, or mod your cpu. Starting with this chip and moving forward you are seeing the death of physical media, ie dvd and blueray.
The drm that is on those discs are on your pc with sb. Which means services like netflix will get rid of dvd all together and only go with streaming.
You can have the option to watch sundance film festival from your couch. You can see first day releases as they are released. The price will go down because of this, no it is in the contracts.
If you are happy with netflix, then this means you are going to get a ton more for less. If you are happy with itunes/amazon/bestbuy, movies will get cheaper.
If you want to mindless steal movies from online torrents, you are kind of screwed. But for as little as 8 dollars a month, you can watch new releases, to dvd/bluray. As many as you want, as long as you want.
To be honest, it really does not matter, it is just the beginning of the end for physical discs.
Very well put - for a lot of people who download movies, aren't they going to be able to do it anyway? Blu-Rays, DVD's have had DRM for years, and that hasn't stopped people from downloading.
If what you're saying is true, and it's like $7 / month or something, then it's very reasonable, $7 per movie, that can get costly over time, but it's still less than the $20-$30 blu-ray releases.Edited by 2010rig - 1/6/11 at 12:39pm