back to article Blockbuster launches set-top film-download box

Blockbuster has finally realised what we’ve all known for years: traipsing back and forth to its stores with discs is a pain in the bum. So the rental firm’s launched a set-top box to deliver films directly to your living room. Blockbuster_set_top_box Blockbuster's MediaPoint set-top film box The MediaPoint box will sit …

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And like all download services..

Quality will either be abysmal (SD), or poor (HD), and take ages on current broadband infrastructures.

No thanks, I will stick with my existing DVD collection, and my ever expanding Blu-ray collection.

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questionable

As the AC@12:10GMT said, the quality probably won't be there.

Until it's a significantly better quality alternative to downloading hooky (but generally well encoded) content from the myriad torrents sites out there I can't see this sort of thing taking off.

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Apple TV quality is excellent....

That's the only one i've ever tried but i was very impressed!

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would be good in sweden!

Quality arguments are getting very old - the various and virtually lossless compression codec’s that can be used today are quite suitable for providing a quality viewing experience - even on the most decent HD projectors or TV's.

As mentioned the bugger is the file size... not so good with a broadband network that’s not developing so fast, did I mention that I have 100mb connection here in Stockholm? :) (There are advantages to being in a country with less than 11 million people!)

I'm sure this service would work a treat here.

btw thats 100mb uncontented and unrestriced - There are advantages to being in a country with less than 11 million people!

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In the UK, you would storage for our low speed broadband

There are already a few film download services in the UK

http://www.fetchtv.co.uk/ launch end of November

http://www.filmon.co.uk/ (weird site)

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