Category Archives: movies

How low can Netflix go?

Netflix is testing a new $3.99 a month plan. (If you’re already a subscriber, you need to logout to see the offer.) This plan is a re-pricing (for new subscribers) of the current $5.99 plan, which allows subscribers to rent … Continue reading

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MovieBeam’s (sort of) video on demand

Imagine a Tivo that could only record one channel, would only record shows that the networks thought you might be interested in, charged you every time you wanted to watch something and then would delete it whenever it wanted. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Comcast tests early release movies on demand

Comcast is testing the release of movies on settop boxes at the same time they are released on DVD, according to The New York Times. The tests are being conducted in Pittsburgh and Denver. The big winners in such a … Continue reading

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Why HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are toast

I was flipping through the options on my Comcast HD settop box and stumbled across HD movies on demand from Starz! and Encore. After a a few clicks Shopgirl appeared on screen in vibrant colors and 6-channel surround sound. (OK, … Continue reading

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