Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"I love it when a plan comes together..."

A little while ago I posted on this blog about my idea for a replacement for DVD's. One that is much more accessible, more affordable, and scale-able so it can compete even with blu-ray and digital downloads. As with many of my ideas (at least in my mind) it was forward thinking and the perfect solution for any good media company. So it shouldn't come as a shock to my loyal readers that a company did think it was a great idea and has started implementing it. How fitting also that it's none other than the company I dream of working for someday, Disney.
Sure there is a slight additional cost associated with them now, and there's not as many readers/players for it as one would like, and it's only available in Japan for now. But, those are just minor issues that can all be worked out pretty quickly, you just wait. It's coming.....

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Disney to offer films on microSD cards, consumers to pass on by

We've never seen a shred of evidence adumbrating that movies loaded onto flash cards move the proverbial meter, but evidently they're moving well enough in Japan for Walt Disney to dive into the madness. Just today, the outfit responsible for classics that filled your childhood with innocence is announcing plans to offer pre-recorded microSD cards together with DVDs in the Land of the Rising Sun. The dual-format package will supposedly give DVD viewers the ability to easily watch their favorite films on the go, but that's assuming you can even find a portable media player that accepts microSD cards. The bundles are expected to ship in November for around ¥4,935 ($52), or ¥1,000 ($11) more than the DVD alone. Eager to hear what titles will get this special treatment first? The "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure" series -- huzzah!

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