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Download vs. blu-ray

Hulu

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Jaman

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Netflix

Roku

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HD & 3D News

  • Panasonic 3D News

    Full HD 3D Home Theater experience project.

  • 3D HD TV updates

    Updated list of 3D capable TV's glasses and tech.

  • Blu-ray - Daily Tech

    Hardware changes across all brands - Some Sales stats.

    Excellent Apple technology forum with reviews of Apple's ITunes business. Other competition is compared.

  • Ars technica - Blu-ray Sales

    Industry watching site with reviews

  • Blu-ray marketing report
  • Copy protection news
  • Blu-ray vs. Digital Downloads
  • Blu-ray News and Marketing: AACS, BD+, Managed Copy, DRM latest news from FormatWars.

  • News and Reviews

    From High Def Disc News.

  • Hollywood in High Def

    Video reporting on Blu-ray - Scott Hettrick reports.

  • App Scout - Audio & Video Blog

    Ziff Davis Media's App Scout - Keeping up with new changes in Video apps and new business offering video on the Internet.



  • Blu-ray - What makes it better? Video - Watch it!



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    Blu-ray Sales and Market Reports

  • Blu-Ray Stats - Sales Breakdowns
  • Market share
  • Indie Studios
  • Major Studios
  • Growth and revenue, news, graphs, studio releases, pre-orders, competing encoding formats piechart, single layer vs. dual layer.

  • High-Def Digest - Market Overview

        By release dates

    Independent view of the market.

  • HD Movie Source

    Online shop showing typical discounts and sell-through pricing.

  • Top Blu-ray Sales

    Variety's latest update blu-ray sales.



  • DVD Sales

  • This week sales from The-Numbers.com


  • Sony Extra blu-ray demo video - Watch it!

    Sony blu-ray Extras Demo Video



     

    Online / Internet Content Delivery - Market Movers

  • Download vs. blu-ray quality

    Blu-ray uses 5 to 13 times larger file sizes and is noticably better, compared to HD downloads. For a quick comparison, see:

    Download vs. Blu-ray review from Gizmodo by Wilson Rothman





  • Sites with original content to download

  • Hulu - Online TV and Movies

    Internet streams of TV Shows, Movies and Clips from More Than 50 Providers including FOX, NBC Universal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Sony Pictures Television New Licensing Deals with the Warner Bros. Television Group, Lionsgate, NBA, NHL. Streaming service through Akamai Technologies.

  • Apple - ITunes Overview - ITunes - What's On?

    Purchase select episodes of your favorite TV shows in high definition for just $3. Or get the whole season in HD with a Season Pass. And when you buy HD, iTunes doubles your viewing pleasure: You also get an iPod-ready version with a file size and resolution that's ideal for smaller screens.

    Rentals from: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, MGM, Miramax, New Line Cinema, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers.

    Standard-definition movie rentals are $3 for library titles and $4 for new releases. And for just a dollar more, you can rent HD movies directly from your widescreen TV via Apple TV, (see Hardware that records section below.)

  • Jaman

    Enjoy films from around the world online cinema with thousands of movies to download, own, or watch free instantly online. Rentals average $4.

  • Blockbuster

    Rent downloads: $4 each - You're allowed to store a rental for up to 30 days after checkout. Once you start playback, you can watch it as many times as you want during a 24-hour viewing period. Once that 24 hour period is over, the title is no longer accessible. WIndows Media DRM control.

    Buy Downloads from $10 - G and PG's primarily older than 1 year at $10 purchase. Top downloads average $15.

  • Lionsgate - Current Blu-rays

    Lionsgates progressive Digital Downloads for Windows Media DRM for Windows XP or Vista. About $10 each. Purchased titles may be played an unlimited number of times. Once downloaded, the user owns the file. Files Sizes up to 1.6 GB.

  • TV.com

    CBS launches a revamped site that will jostle with YouTube and Hulu with added content from partners including Sony, Endemol, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor and PBS, to TV.com, the site it acquired in the $1.8bn takeover last year of CNET Networks, the technology web site operator. The partners will supplement programming from CBS and Showtime, its pay-TV arm, which broadcasts shows including Dexter, Californication and The Tudors

  • Amazon

    Amazon's online movie shop - Independent Film listings - $2 to $4 rental and usually about $10 to buy.

  • Crackle

    Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle Show Guide.

  • YouTube Movies

    Free movies (some public domain movies) - free membership required. Some R features require viewer to be 17 years or older. Paid movie downloads are currently being discussed but are not yet offered at YouTube as of 9/9/09.

    Partnered: AmPopFilms, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Bollywood by Saavn, Cinetic Filmbuff , Clyde Comedy, Crackle, The Documentary Channel, Drelbcom, FirstLookStudios, Francis Stokes Dot Com, Image Entertainment Channel, IMPACT, IndieFlix Films, Journeyman Pictures, Lionsgate Movies, MGMDigitalMedia, New Video Digital, PBS, Shout! Factory, SnagFilms, Tribeca Film.

  • CinemaNow

    CinemaNow, - Movies, TV shows, music videos.

    Partnered: ARCHOS, Dell, EchoStar Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Macrovision, Microsoft, Pioneer, Samsung, Technicolor and TiVo to deliver thousands of video titles directly to consumers.

    Licensors: 20th Century Fox, Disney, EMI, HDNet, IFC, Lionsgate, MGM, Miramax, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Sundance Channel, Vivendi Entertainment and Warner Bros. - Uses Media Manager Plug-in.

    Download pricing (Plays on Windows XP / Vista / Archos):

    Movies - Download to own $10 to $20 - Buy DVDs.

    TV - Download to own $2.

  • Film Fresh

    Hollywood, CA based Film Fresh viewers can discover new films, converse with interested viewers, and purchase films for home delivery, on DVD and via digital download.

    Movies - DivX codec 720P - Download to own $6 to $20 - Specials at $6 download.





  • Smaller downloaders, specializing in Indie distribution & HD

  • Vividas.com

    Australian company, based in Melbourne, Vividas provides unique technology to stream high quality live video over corporate networks. Vividas playback is hardware accelerated, meaning that full screen video is sharp and plays at full frame rate. Indie films selling through vivfilms.vividas.com. Price to watch are $5 to $10 and include about 25 titles, as of February 2009.

  • Vimeo.com in HD

    Social network site. Video ethusiasts and professionals upload and share. Many high-end HD shorts up to 1280x720. Red 4K produced videos - Indie Films.





  • Hardware to record or stream online video

  • Apple TV - What's On?

    Rent a movie and you have 30 days to start watching it. Hit Play, and you have 24 hours to finish it, or play it as many times as you want. Rentals disappear when they expire, so they won't take up space on your hard drive. 160 GB Apple TV Hardware costs $329.

  • Netflix - How it Works

    You can watch instantly from any Internet-connected device that offers a Netflix application, such as gaming consoles, DVD and Blu-ray Players, HDTVs, streaming players, home theater systems, phones and tablets. These devices are manufactured and sold by device manufacturers. For a more detailed list, see our Netflix-ready Devices page.

  • Roku

    Roku launched the first product designed to deliver movies from Netflix instantly on TV, using the power of the Internet. Since then, our best-selling Roku streaming players have become synonymous with amazing choice, control, and value in TV entertainment.

  • Vudu

    Hardware boxes are $149 to $500 for the 1 Terabyte sized harddrive. Movie rental $4 and download to own $20. Online accounts, hopefully allow replacement of bought content if the unit or harddrive fails. Estimated download bandwidth for HD 1080P is 4 Mbps or about 1/4 that of blu-ray playback. Video image artifacts on this compressed size will be noticably higher. Access over 13,000 movies and TV titles from all Hollywood studios and leading independent distributors.

    3rd party reviews on Vudu:

  • Sony Playstation Network

    Starting in November 2009, customers in the U.K., France, Germany and Spain will be able to buy or rent movies from the online service to watch on their PlayStation consoles or PlayStation Portable devices. The service will offer films from the major U.S. studios as well as local players such as Germany's Universum and Constantin Film. $1.99 for the purchase of one episode of a TV show and $9.99 for a movie. Rental prices also vary but usually movies rent for $2.99 (SD) and $4.50 (HD).

  • Google Play for Android

    Movies & TV Shows
    Discover the latest HD movies and TV Shows on Google Play and watch them instantly on the web and your Android devices. All of your movies and episodes are automatically saved to your My Movies & TV library, ready to play whenever you are. Planning to be offline? Not a problem. You can download your movie or TV shows to watch on your tablet or phone without an internet connection, like when you're on the metro or up in the air.





  • Software to manage cable or online video downloads

  • Myth TV

    Free Open Source digital video recorder (DVR) - Downloads only Cable TV programs with online schedule guide.

  • ZeeVee

    User friendly software that combines most online content in one package. It goes out and grabs video from other sources and manages the files.

  • Miro

    HD software aggregator open source with online guide. Ability to download many sites for playback off-line. Miro also has an extensive help guide for publishing your own video online. Miro Guide





  • Other legitimate and pirate online downloading

  • OVGuide

    A legal site that indexes both copyright owner sites as well as pirate sites with video playback content. You can cruise through OVGuide and see what kind of legal and illegal Internet exposure there is for film and TV shows without downloading anything. You may wish to first read the excellent review and warnings of the site by AppScout, before exploring OVGuide.

  • MPAA report - Who are Movie Pirates

    Anyone who sells, acquires, copies or distributes copyrighted materials without permission is called a pirate. Anyone with information on suspected video piracy operations is urged to call the MPAA at 1-800-662-6797. Content Theft



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