Monday, April 3

A swing and a miss!

Movie Industry to Relase Movies Online

    Came across an interesting article today... Apparently the MPAA is taking a giant step, and accepting the slow migration of media onto the internet... They are offering movie downloads online at twice the price of what you would pay for them to actually go out and buy the copy... Available ONLY on windows-ran machines, you are only able to watch said movie on your computer... Their fears of wide-spread piracy prevent them from allowing you to watch them on your television...

    Somehow they are justifying the bloated cost as a "convenience fee"... Let's be Joe Consumer for a minute here: How convenient is it really?

  "New" Movie Download
Fat Ass to Blockbuster
Total Time DSL (80kBps): 16.3 hours
Cable (500kBps): 2.5 hours
FiOS: (1.8MBps): 44 minutes
Finding Pants & Shoes: 30 minutes
3 miles both ways: 10 minutes
In store browsing: 30 minutes
At register (trainee): 1 hour
    Winner: Fat Ass
Total Cost DSL: $20/mo.
Cable: $50/mo.
FiOS: $50/mo.
Price of Download: $30
Computer: $1500
Electricity: $100/mo.
Gas: $2.50/gal. x 6 mi. : $1.36
Price of Movie: $15
TV: $500
Dvd Player: $100
    Winner: Fat Ass  
Watching a New Release DVD on a 15" Monitor
Watching a New Release DVD where-ever the fuck you want
    Winner: Fat Ass  
Limitations ONLY plays on your computer
"oops, I fuckin deleted it!"
"I can't burn it?!?"

-can burn in Windows
Media format to watch
in up to 2 more
Need Dvd player & TV to watch
    Winner: Fat Ass

    HOWEVER retarded as they are in their approach, at least they're giving it a shot... I'll give them an A+ for effort, but a F---- for douche-bagedness (that's now a word - because i said so!)... Oh, and did i mention that downloading movies from the internet all but eliminates their distribution costs?.. add another "-" to that F!

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1 comment:

Phronk said...

Well said. I'm glad they're opening the door, but the crappy implementation will only make Bittorrent even more appealing in comparison. I'm a fan of the local non-Blockbuster video's cheaper, late fees are like 10 cents a day (vs. Blockbuster's "we've completely eliminated late fees...unless it's more than a week late...then we charge you money...but we don't call it a "fee" "), and they always have plenty of copies.