[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/F8h0w0.jpg[/newsimage]Redbox, the number one DVD rental kiosk service in the United States, is mulling over additional service options ranging from digital video distribution to expanding its DVD catalog. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/redbox-doesnt-shut-door-on-digital-rentals-26066/](http://www.myce.com/news/redbox-doesnt-shut-door-on-digital-rentals-26066/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I can’t wait for SD . It only makes sense to me SD should replace all the blue-ray stuff in the end. With how cheap flash is and then they will never be limted by size of movie because they can just expand to a bigger card if needed for the movie. And on SD they can have full HD. And then why would people buy blue-ray when the SD can’t get scratched or any thing. Thats part of the reason i think blue-ray isn’t going to be the main media service. I’m sure it will replace all the DVD sales eventually but i blieve flash memory is going to take over.
Flash isn’t going to take over. Streaming or downloads will. I could see you putting an SD card into the kiosk to download the movie to. This will then play with some sort of a time limited key or something.
San Disk is selling MP3 albums on uSD cards, but I don’t think they sell very many. http://www.sandisk.com/products/slotmusic/slotmusic-cards.aspx
You’re both right. Streaming SD is the future.
[QUOTE=redk9258;2494636]Flash isn’t going to take over. Streaming or downloads will. I could see you putting an SD card into the kiosk to download the movie to. This will then play with some sort of a time limited key or something.
San Disk is selling MP3 albums on uSD cards, but I don’t think they sell very many. http://www.sandisk.com/products/slotmusic/slotmusic-cards.aspx[/QUOTE]
I think Flash will not take over as how will they protect themselves from catching a virus or worm that was on somebodys’ flash when they plug into the kiosk to download the movie? If the Redbox company hasn’t taken this into account then they are asking for trouble from malicious programs from messing up their system. I think this will be one point that will prevent Flash downloads from taking root. With DVD itself you rent, watch, and return without any risk of catching virus or malware from infecting your system or from going to another kiosk or headquarter risking loosing sensitive data. That would be one way for someone intending to steal peoples’ C.C. info since you use your credit card at the kiosk to rent your movies. They need to provide alot better security before I trust plugging a memory stick to download the movie. Since with DVD you don’t risk catching anything other then a bad disc.
No i’m not talking about renting. I’m talking about replacing the sale Blue-Ray/DVD with the sale of SD cards with the movie loaded onto them. You never insert any thing. You would sell it in a case like a movie but it would just have a SD card in it. Then instead of a Blue-Ray player you would have a player with 32 SD card slots and movies that are plugged in can be watched.
And selling them in a case not filling up flash would make it easy to get all the none tech people to understand and use it.