Hollywood Studios Strike DivX Deal for Download-to-Own Movies

There are a ton of devices that support DivX playback (the PS3, DVD and Blu-ray players, etc), so news of Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros agreeing for their movies to be downloaded in DivX for the first time is actually pretty interesting. And any added competition for iTunes and Cinema Now is only going… » 8/26/09 8:01am 8/26/09 8:01am

Vudu HDX 1080p Movie Downloads Reviewed: "Insanely Sharp"

Vudu's new HDX 1080p movies—promised to be "Blu-ray quality" » 10/02/08 12:00pm 10/02/08 12:00pm—go live today. David Pogue , and while HDX movies are not literally Blu-ray quality (which would be an impossible with our crappy broadband), they are indeed "insanely sharp" and compared to other movie downloads, it's like "seeing a movie on VHS videotape…

Blockbuster Online Download Store Screenshot Tour

Blockbuster's just expanded their movie store beta test » 8/11/08 4:59pm 8/11/08 4:59pm to an audience size that includes me, so here's a screenshot walkthrough of what you're going to see on their service. First, it's really quite similar to their rental pages except for the fact that you'll see prices and labels next to everything. Renting costs…

Rumor Battered: Hollywood Poo-Poos on Apple's Movie Rental Plan

The briefly ballyhooed iTunes movie rental store did sound a bit too good to be true. While multiple sources confirm Apple's feeler, the flipside is that the movie studios aren't exactly smitten, according to Reuters. $2.99 for 30 days? Preposterous, sneers Hollywood. Easy portability to your iPod or iPhone? Poppycock. » 6/11/07 8:15pm 6/11/07 8:15pm

Hands-On: Amazon Unbox On TiVo, Working Together for Movie Downloading…

Click to viewThe Amazon Unbox movie download system is now firmly linked up with the TiVo service, and if you have a TiVo Series 2 or Series 3 box, now you can download Amazon Unbox movies right into your Now Playing list just as if they were another TV show or movie. We gave it a try, winding our way through its… » 3/15/07 4:00pm 3/15/07 4:00pm