TechCrunch Compares the Movie Download Services

Techcrunch � Blog Archive � Movie Downloads: iTunes v. The Rest” TechCrunch has a nice post out comparing all of the various movie download services. Guba, iTunes, Movielink, CinemaNow and Amazon.

What do they all seem to have in common? They are all (except Guba) super expensive and I just don’t get why people want to pay such high prices for such low quality content. Me personally? I’d rather just tell my HDTV TiVo to record something from HBO or somewhere in high def for viewing at home and I’d rather just record something on my Media Center PC and transfer it to my laptop if I want low res crap.

Until any of these services can come up with HDTV quality and reasonable prices they are not for me.

I don’t see these services replacing Netflix or BitTorrent anytime soon.

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  1. Dave Zatz says:

    I think it’s time for you to give these (another) look. The quality is not as crappy as you think it is. In fact, both CinemaNow and Movielink offer 720p downloads. Go check them out, then report back.

  2. Dave Zatz says:

    PS, The TechCrunch article failed to mention Vongo which has the only reasonable pricing plan out there (all-you-can-eat).

  3. Edward_R_Murrow says:

    Ditto on the Vongo. The article is irrelevant without including information about Vongo. It appears that Vongo includes all of the Starz content, which is pretty darn good for rental download.