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By and large, the big Hollywood film studios have clung to the idea that digital downloads should be priced the same as DVDs. Sony Pictures is trying to find out if there's a better way.

On Tuesday, Sony began selling downloads of two new releases for about 13 percent less than the $15 DVD price. At Amazon.com and iTunes, "The Tourist" and "How Do You Know" could be downloaded for $12.99. Elsewhere at Amazon, the disc sold for $15. Both movies were disappointments at the box office, so the reductions seem barely to quality as a toe dip into price cutting.

But according to two film industry sources, the studio is experimenting with pricing for download-to-own videos. Sony, which has tried similar tests before, is searching for a price that stimulates download sales but won't erode demand for DVDs.
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I'd rather make 400 million by selling more DVDs because people love cheaper, than sell 200 million to get a premium price!

Good Job Sony, you may be catching on, just maybe...
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You know I thought about this some more, this is one sure way to fight piracy, when the cost of a real DVD is low enough, the profit margin for the pirates will drop so drastically that, everyone will be saying to themselves...

"Why should I pay $5 for a copy when I can get the real deal for $10?"
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You know I thought about this some more, this is one sure way to fight piracy, when the cost of a real DVD is low enough, the profit margin for the pirates will drop so drastically that, everyone will be saying to themselves...

"Why should I pay $5 for a copy when I can get the real deal for $10?"
Because you end up with the same product?
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You know I thought about this some more, this is one sure way to fight piracy, when the cost of a real DVD is low enough, the profit margin for the pirates will drop so drastically that, everyone will be saying to themselves...

"Why should I pay $5 for a copy when I can get the real deal for $10?"
Uhh pirates don't pay anything for their copies. Unless i am missing something.
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Sounds kind of odd coming from sony.
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Sounds kind of odd coming from sony.
Yeah, maybe they are starting to feel the crunch of the bad economy..
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Uhh pirates don't pay anything for their copies. Unless i am missing something.
I think he's talking about what pirates make... If they sell the copy for $5 less people will buy it seeing they can get the real copy for $10.
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I was thinking about this earlier today (or yesterday, depending on where you are), and films should be around 5-6 €, 'cos then even I could just impulsively pick up a box on the way home if I'm looking for something to do for the evening, now I'm too poor.
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