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Netflix and Blockbuster's Next Play

Posted by: David Kiley on May 27, 2005

Netflix and Blockbuster, fighting over the business of DVD delivery, had better be lining up the ducks to go all the way into online movie distribution that comes to the TV off the Internet.

People I have recently interviewed say this marriage of the PC and WWW and the TV set is about 18 months away from really taking off. When it does, the businesses in the catbird seat will be the ones that help you find and catalog my favorite films, and make me aware of new stuff available on the Net that matches my interest. Does that sound like Blockbuster and Netflix?

I was a Netflix subscriber for two months, maybe three. I cancelled because all but two of the DVDs I ordered were unplayable and full of skips. It wasn’t my player, because my own DVDs worked fine.

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Reader Comments

Phil Doyle

May 27, 2005 6:55 PM

Video downloads are alive and well at Brainware.TV -- since 2001.

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