Cheap (Legal?) Movie Downloads and The (Self-Inflicted?) Effects of Apple’s RDF – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-18

The movie studios let you add digital movies to your library for two dollars, and Apple’s reality distortion field is still strong – and perhaps self-inflicted – and that’s what Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro discuss with guest-host Dave Hamilton on today’s TDO. Press play… and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Cheap (Legal?) Movie Downloads and The (Self-Inflicted?) Effects of Apple’s RDF – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-18

  • @brett_x I don’t necessarily say that, but I do still like getting to open a disc and put it in the player. I find value in that the same way I find value in paper books: “You need to experience this so we can talk about it. Here, take it and come back when you’re done.” I still do that!

    I know I’m in the minority but I think it’s because I’m in a weird place. I’m old enough to still fundamentally distrust that Vudu isn’t going to just lock the doors one day with all my movies inside because I remember the startup era when everybody had a great idea that didn’t get funding and lost stuff that way. But I’m also excited about technology and the possibility of All My Stuff on All My Stuff sounds pretty great too.

  • @kelly. I don’t think a service like MoviesAnywhere / Vudu will happen for books because there is still value in the physical medium. I think there will always (or the foreseeable future) be people that love to sit in a corner with a physical book. It’s part of the experience. That’s not the case with DVD’s/Blu-Ray.
    “I just love that moment when I cut open a new blu-ray from its cellophane and pop it in the drive” said nobody, ever.

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