The download-to-burn DVD is here

The new, legal download-to-burn service marks a major step for Hollywood as its movie and television studios seek to offer movies and TV shows to consumers via the Web for playback on TVs and portable DVD players.

The studios see digital movie downloads as generating new revenues from old titles, and CinemaNow aims to do just that by first offering only 100 older films, such as 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and 1992’s “Scent of a Woman.”

But the service is expected to grow, and over the long term some industry watchers believe downloads could replace renters and retailers such as Blockbuster Inc and Netflix Inc in the $24 billion home DVD business.

Read this article from ZDNet

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