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...just how much are they going to cost? What size will they be?

It's a service I think I'll get a lot of use out of... if the price is right. Which, unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be. It certainly needs to be cheaper than EasyDVD @ £1.99 / hi-def movie.

#1 at 11:05:53 - 12/12/2007
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~5gb and just over £3, I think.
#2 at 11:08:37 - 12/12/2007
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Well that's shite then.

/isn't surprised

#3 at 11:11:17 - 12/12/2007
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Hang on - a DVD holds 8 gig of data, so how can a full length, hi-def movie weigh in at 5 gig? Is hi-def just like UMDs are DVD quality?!
#4 at 11:12:29 - 12/12/2007
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The processing grunt of just one 360 core should be enough to support a lossless compression technique that can bring the size down.
#5 at 11:17:41 - 12/12/2007
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Compression techniques have advanced since the DVD spec was nailed down (i.e. VC1 & H.264 instead of MPEG2)
#6 at 11:18:46 - 12/12/2007
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I downloaded 300 in HD last night but haven't watched it yet. I think it was 540 points whatever that is in real money, about £3? I got a message a couple of hours later saying it was ready to play, and it definitely hadn't finished downloading but it no longer showed the % complete in active downloads.
#7 at 11:21:08 - 12/12/2007
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What's the range like, is their a full list of available downloads anywhere?
#8 at 11:25:50 - 12/12/2007
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I tried to watch some of the previews and I got an error message saying that it couldn't find the storage device.

My HDD is certainly connected and has nearly 8GB free so I don't know what that's all about.
#9 at 11:25:53 - 12/12/2007
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I watched some of the trailers yesterday, so they do work.
#10 at 11:27:11 - 12/12/2007
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What with the Xbox game downloads being 5Gb each too, we seriously need some cheap 120Gb drives soon.
#11 at 20:36:16 - 12/12/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:I tried to watch some of the previews and I got an error message saying that it couldn't find the storage device.

My HDD is certainly connected and has nearly 8GB free so I don't know what that's all about.


Try on the System blade then Memory - you may have a number of incomplete/failed downloads that have had the storage "reserved". Just delete those.

Or remove then reconnect the HDD.
#12 at 19:08:37 - 14/12/2007
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[maven] said:Compression techniques have advanced since the DVD spec was nailed down (i.e. VC1 & H.264 instead of MPEG2)

compression techniques had advanced when dvd spec was agreed. it could have used better codecs than it does even then :(
#13 at 15:22:46 - 15/12/2007

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