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Microsoft gets more video for download service

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2007 16:06 User comments (3)

Microsoft gets more video for download service Microsoft Corp. has added more popular video content to its Xbox Live Video Marketplace through deals stuck with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, A&E Network, ADV Films, National Geographic and in the US. The deal means that films such as Braveheart, Team America: World Police, World Trade Center and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut will be available for download in HD.
Microsoft recently revealed double-digits growth for Xbox Live downloads, with a 400% increase since the company started offering movies and TV show content for download in HD. The Xbox 360 is an ideal device for video downloads, as it is connected to a TV already, removing the need for any further equipment to bridge the gap between Internet video downloads and the TV.


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3 user comments

128.3.2007 16:36

Hans Brix in High Definition?!?! How much more realistic can that movie get? ;-)
Sweet. Love that movie.

229.3.2007 4:49

When they release Firefly in HD then I will be all over this! I already think the prices are a bit too high for the content they offer. I'm glad this is happening now and I guess I will have to get the Xbox360El

31.4.2007 19:53

The prices don't bother me but the content needs to improve still. I realize this is a new service but I've already seen most of the movies before they make it to the service. But I do like to see HD movies and right now this is the only way I can until I get the HD-DVD player. The only thing that really bugs me is that it takes anywhere from 8 to 12 hours to download a movie (typically 5 to 7 gigabytes.) This is odd to me because I have a 3mb/s down ATT DSL connection and the Xbox 360 is currently connected with an ethernet cable, so I know my connection is good and on the computer I can download a file that size in less than half the time. I just hope it speeds up and I hope they update the dashboard with a download speed indicator.

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