Interesting piece at CinemaTech about Disney's foray into simultaneous release strategies - for DVD and Video-On-Demand - NOT theatrical (at the moment).

You have to BUY A BOX to get this service and it only works as a "download" device with your television. It's not a "Tivo-like" technology (no pausing, rewinding, recording, etc.). I don't think this is going to fly with consumers. I think it's a great step in the right direction (and smart on Disney's part), but having to buy a $200 box to go with your other $200 Tivo, $150 DVD player, your old VCR and (soon) your new HD DVD player - I don't see MovieBeam fitting in based on it's limited capablities and cost.

Read the article though and see what you think.


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