• Sonic Solutions to launch movies on USB flash drives

    Earlier this week, Sonic Solutions announced that they’re planning to roll out downloadable 3D movies for their Roxio CinemaNow line and today they’ve announced that they will begin selling movies on USB flash drives. The CinemaNow USB Movie Drives will be encoded with Hollywood-approved DRM for multiplatform playback thanks to Widewine. Said USB drives will include an integrated… Read More

  • Dell to offer legal download-and-burn DVD drive

    Dell is apparently getting ready to offer a Qflix-compatible DVD burner as a $120 add-on to some of its computer packages. The technology works by burning DVDs with CSS copy protection so that they’re “functionally identical to standard retail DVDs,” according to the Qflix web site. The system is in use for many of those DVD-burning kiosks we’ve been hearing about. Read More

  • TiVo to get Disney movie rentals later this year

    TiVo and Disney-ABC have forged an agreement to allow users to rent movies from the Walt Disney Studios catalogue later this year. Some of the movies will be available in high definition, although it’s unclear just how much of the catalog will be hi-def versus standard definition. Rentals will be facilitated through CinemaNow and will work on all Series 2 and Series 3 TiVo boxes. Read More

  • CinemaNow now on Windows Media Center

    Want to watch 3,400 movies on Windows Media Center? Well, you now can. CinemaNow is now a direct plug-in to WMC, allowing you to download and play first-run titles like Juno (you go girl!). Pay-per-view titles costs $2.99-3.99 while download-to-own costs $9.99-$19.99. You should be able to add the new feature in the WMC dashboard. Read More

  • Movie Downloads: iTunes v. The Rest

    We started testing the various movie download services earlier this summer when rumors of Apple’s new movie download store first heated up. We’re now regular customers of three of the services. Michael Arrington is an iTunes junkie because he likes having movies and music videos on his iPod, Nik Cubrilovic likes Movielink and I’m hooked on Guba’s very low prices. For… Read More