War on digital downloads: Day three

War on digital downloads: Day three

In the continuing saga of the Digital Download Crisis, I’ve stumbled across a relevant point made by Tycho of Penny Arcade about the new AppleTV downloads.

Apple’s new digital rental service forces you to watch the download in a 24 hour period. As a strange coincidence, Divx forced the user to watch the film in a 48 hour period. Somehow the format everyone loved to hate 10 years ago is resurrected in digital downloads and praised as the future of home video.

About Steven Kippel

Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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