Full purchase movies arrive on the internet

Time Warner, Sony, Universal, MGM, Paramount, and Fox all announced that they will begin selling movies online, direct for download and full ownership, through two services, Movielink and CinemaNow. They are first to market, choosing to venture into the space without Apple or Amazon as a facilitator. While, the idea itself is a big step, the restrictions seem too much of a deterent for now. Neither service allows you to burn to a DVD that works in a television DVD player, and the most either allows for shared use is 3 computers. In addition, the movies take several hours to download. With these restrictions, how does 20 to 30 dollars stack up, and how does it even compare to Vongo? They also lack compatibility with iPods or other video players...NYT article

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