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'Project Phenix' Announced to Advance Digital Ownership of High Definition Movies

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, SanDisk, and Western Digital today revealed "Project Phenix" (working title), an initiative that will give consumers an easier and faster way to organize, store and move their high definition digital movies and TV shows - including new releases in up to full 1080p quality - across multiple devices. In addition to local storage, the content will also be backed up via the UltraViolet industry standard as well as other cloud-based services.

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I would only use this if it was a netflix style service. I would not pay 2 to 3 dollars a movie or TV show. I would rather just continue netflix and my DVR.
 
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I can't wait to find out how much they'll charge us for the right to move the content that we already own from one device to another....
 
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Can't wait to say HELL NO to this half baked industry turd!
 
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I can't wait to find out how much they'll charge us for the right to move the content that we already own from one device to another....
Yep, and sadly, people will do it.

I really wish they would have protested this crap for the PS Vita but Japanese consumers just seemed like it was ok for Sony to charge them again for content they already owned on the PSP. Such a shame where business has gone. Decade ago, they would have released an addon to copy titles from one to the other, even if some got pirated. Now its, DRM them to death and the concept of no customer being an honest customer so it is ok to do this crap.

All this actually makes me want to turn to pirating. Just because I know they are hiding behind it as an excuse to rape our wallets even more.
 
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Yep, and sadly, people will do it.

I really wish they would have protested this crap for the PS Vita but Japanese consumers just seemed like it was ok for Sony to charge them again for content they already owned on the PSP. Such a shame where business has gone. Decade ago, they would have released an addon to copy titles from one to the other, even if some got pirated. Now its, DRM them to death and the concept of no customer being an honest customer so it is ok to do this crap.

All this actually makes me want to turn to pirating. Just because I know they are hiding behind it as an excuse to rape our wallets even more.
Agreed 100%, when I asked a guy in the $ony booth at CES why I would even want to re-buy content I already owned, "because this is new" was the best answer he could give me.

I am 100% in favor of a free market, but I am not in favor of gouging and raping your customers in the name of "advancement of technology".
 

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as soon as i saw cloud services i realized how worthless it is.


locally stored content you cant watch without being online? oh yay.
 
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That response alone, gives me reason to worry about the next generation of games and entertainment. Got a bad feeling it is just gonna get worse before it gets better.
 
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That response alone, gives me reason to worry about the next generation of games and entertainment. Got a bad feeling it is just gonna get worse before it gets better.
Especially with more and more ISP's imposing limits on bandwidth .. . .:shadedshu
 
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Spell it right, jackasses. I'd expect better from global corporations.
 

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Especially with more and more ISP's imposing limits on bandwidth .. . .:shadedshu
try being in a country where the average monthly quota is 20GB. then its 64Kb (not KB, 8 effing KB/s)
 
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and it's to kill competition, the isps are ALSO the cable companies for the most part, and a service run by Twentieth Century Fox & Warner Bros. is such a direct competition they can't handle it, bandwidth limits already affect netflix easily, and that's sd compared to the content they are talking of.

isps have too much control to let a service replace their cable counterparts.
 

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and it's to kill competition, the isps are ALSO the cable companies for the most part, and a service run by Twentieth Century Fox & Warner Bros. is such a direct competition they can't handle it, bandwidth limits already affect netflix easily, and that's sd compared to the content they are talking of.

isps have too much control to let a service replace their cable counterparts.
you should look at the NBN in australia.

the idea is to replace *all* copper phone lines with fiber, and move to a pure voip/fiber era.


of course the main company objecting to it has 'agreed' to it for a mere 12 billion... oh and anyone who connects via them? has to keep the copper AND the fibre. nice one, lock the customer into 3-5 year contracts forcing them to keep something that you're meant to remove, and cockblock the entire process.

side note, they also have the lowest data blocks of any ISP in australia.
 
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that couldn't be more blatantly ridiculous, but it just shows exactly how in control they are.
 
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Because of b-s like this, I have no qualms about ripping my audio and video discs and converting the content myself. As far as I'm concerned, if I own a legitimate copy, then I have the right to convert it to whatever format I need (anti-decryption laws be damned).
 
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try being in a country where the average monthly quota is 20GB. then its 64Kb (not KB, 8 effing KB/s)
I'll pass, and really the whole issue of crappy interwebz is the main reason I have refused 2 "promotions" to go live and work there (Australia).
 

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I'll pass, and really the whole issue of crappy interwebz is the main reason I have refused 2 "promotions" to go live and work there (Australia).
oh there are a few ISP's you can pay for real unlimited net, its just that most people dont give a shit that it exists.


but yes, its a problem when ISP's have the power to inhibit innovation like this.