Paramount, Sony Offering DivX Movies to Own

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ryanjm

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If they're trying to snag the people who would otherwise illegally download the movie, this is an epic fail attempt. First, $10-15 is overpriced for a direct download. There's no middle-man and no physical product to produce/ship, therefore the price should be closer to $5 for standard definition. Maybe $7 for high def. Anything over that, and you're not going to get many people to pay because they will think it's overpriced. I know I would.
 

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You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? It's actually about the same price as the other systems (like the PS3 store) charge to "own" your downloaded movie, the difference is that there is no DRM.
 

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[citation][nom]cdillon[/nom]You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? It's actually about the same price as the other systems (like the PS3 store) charge to "own" your downloaded movie, the difference is that there is no DRM.[/citation]
RedBox does it for $1 (thought I don't use it, it is quite popular).
 
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Renting a DVD overday is 9 SEK, or about $1.30, at the local minimart.

DVDs are usually 3 for 99 SEK, or $4-5 per film.

Granted, these aren't the 'collector's edition' items but nor are the digital download versions likely to be.

I'd expect less that $4-5 for SD and no more than $10 for full HD, _now_. Anything more than that is highway robbery, given the lack of physical media and surrounding fluff.

That said, I approve of the DRM. I don't mind having my ID in there, as long as the software isn't crippled in any way.
 

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"You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? It's actually about the same price as the other systems (like the PS3 store) charge to "own" your downloaded movie, the difference is that there is no DRM."

sure they would. Ipod-lounge does it. Not trying to promote ipod-lounge or anything but if its done in the past then it can be done still.
 

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[citation][nom]cdillon[/nom]You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? It's actually about the same price as the other systems (like the PS3 store) charge to "own" your downloaded movie, the difference is that there is no DRM.[/citation]

the difference here is that you can actually play this on anything that handles DivX... as opposed to your ps3 solution that is tied to the ps3... lots of cheapo dvd consoles handle DivX these days and every PMP handles them just fine so this doesn't seem too bad of a deal tho i agree the price is just slightly too hy... sub 10 bux, as has been said, is ideal...
 

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"You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? It's actually about the same price as the other systems (like the PS3 store) charge to "own" your downloaded movie, the difference is that there is no DRM."

Ipod-lounge does it why can't they?
 

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hmm.. sounds interesting.... but.... only SD... $10-$15 for a SD movie?..o_O hmmm... That sounds quite overproced to me. If is 1080p for $10-15... then I will think about it.
 

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Flashback to the signing of the declaration of independance:

"Ok John footpenis?"

"It's hancock now"

"why?"

"That doesn't matter"
 

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If you want people to buy Digital Downloads then price them at a fair price.

Consumers are not getting a phyisical copy and there is almost no distribution cost, there is no 3rd party markup (Shops make about 30% on dvd/Cd sales) best still there are no dusty copies left on the shelf in 5 years no one wants.

£8.99 1080P Divx
£6.99 720P Divx
£4.99 480p DivX

I think at these prices then people might turn away from Piracy.

 

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Um, walmart has dvd rental for $1 per dvd per day... that's 1/15 of the cost of this stupid new thing. You can watch this dvd fifteen times any day before matching the cost. God.
 

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If they start to make decent movies again, and stop prosecuting people for millions of dollars for sharing, and naturally put reasonable prices (like Havok2010 suggests), I might consider withdrawing from my boycott. They are sill flooding me with useless and subliminal commercials even inside the work supposed to be art called movie.
 

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[citation][nom]cdillon[/nom]You can barely rent a movie for $5 to $7 and you think they're going to sell you one at that price? [/citation]
Red Box any one?
 
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