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The end of optical discs and local storage as we know it?

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There is a story going around at the moment claiming that Disney are working on a project that will end the need for Blu-Rays which isn’t quite true.

They are working on a project that will end the requirement to own a local copy of the movie/game in any form what so ever.

Basically the idea in a nutshell is that instead of buying the physical movie you buy an indefinite licence to watch the movie on any platform you like. Then if you want to watch it in full HD you stream the HD movie directly to your PC/TV. However if you just want to watch it on the go you can stream a lower res version to your iPhone, netbook or in car TV system.

I love the idea, I want it now… but I also want cheese on my toast in the morning and I am all out of cheese… and I am sure I can relate that back to not having enough bandwidth some how but my brain just stopped working.. I really want cheese on toast.

So as I was saying, the idea is made from awesomeness but in reality it won’t be happening anytime soon. Disney themselves are even admitting that by saying they don’t expect to see any profit from the service until at least 2015 and that’s obviously not even counting countries like South Africa with our embarrassing bandwidth situation.

Source: NetImperative

Last Updated: October 23, 2009


  1. janrik

    October 23, 2009 at 10:08

    We have no bandwith problems here mate, you just need to know what to do … then you can basically go bos 🙂

    And that is awesome stuff from Disney. I want that also.

    PS. I had pap en wors for brekkie this morning. It beats cheesy toasts…


    • RSA-Ace

      October 23, 2009 at 11:04

      We really do have a problem though. Did you guys see the article about microsoft’s HD streaming service? i think the guy with a 25MB service said it worked well. Now how far is south africa from that? 10 years maybe? 20?

      Streaming low res youtube video’s is still impossible with my 384 connection. Of course i can get a 30GB local account and go crazy with that but that doesnt help me with streaming content at a reasonable speed and quality.


  2. Shodan

    October 23, 2009 at 10:26

    Hopefully in 2015 our bandwidth issue will be no more…


  3. janrik

    October 23, 2009 at 12:01

    I stream Youtube just fine on a 4mb unshaped account.

    Instant streaming, no buffers.

    4mb is the minimum for the MS instant HD streaming if I’m not mistaken.


    • RSA-Ace

      October 23, 2009 at 12:15

      ok yeah that’s cool. 4meg unshaped is currently the best and most expensive adsl account you can get. Probably R1000 at least for that (and 5GB shaped data). that’s not exactly accessible for most of us


  4. janrik

    October 23, 2009 at 14:32

    Close yes, but I swapped my DSTV for More ADSL.

    Been a happy online puppy ever since.


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