[QUOTE=ivid;2630163]Drum, they tried that. It was called DIVX (not the same as the DivX we know today). Do you remember that ? It was 1998.
Lawyers came up with the concept: a DVD player that would dial up and log each time you watched a movie, so they could charge a royalty. It failed before it caught on.[/QUOTE]
Yeah I think it was a Circuit City thing but it was just an alternative to rentals. It was unpopular and too expensive and thus it folded into the oblivion of history. Good call ivid…almost forgot about it.