The lights are on
If you haven't visited the PlayStation Network's video store lately, today's a great day to swing on over. Sony today announced that it's the first to deliver HD movies from each of the six major movie studios, including content from 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Here are some of the highlights:
20th Century Fox – “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (coming March 23)Walt Disney Pictures – Disney Pixar’s “Up,” Jerry Bruckheimer’s “G-Force,” and Disney’s “Earth”
Paramount Pictures – “Star Trek,” “Paranormal Activity,” and “Zoolander”
Sony Pictures – “This Is It,” “2012,” “District 9,” and “Zombieland”
Universal – “Inglourious Basterds,” “Couples Retreat,” and “Public Enemies”
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution – “The Hangover,” “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” and “The Wizard of Oz”
What do you think? Do you use your console to watch movies? If so, is the Netflix content enough to keep you happy, or do you find yourself paying a premium to download specific titles?Be sure to check out the GDC 2010 hub page for quick access to more news and hands-on impressions straight from the event in San Francisco, CA.
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Meh... I can say I've never downloaded a movie on either console. That's what iTunes is for...
Too bad this isn't HD for Netflix on the PS3.
Who is actually using this service? Blu-Ray is built in for a reason!
I actually used it quite a bit. I would just rent the movie off of PSN, worked great. I use netflix now, but PSN is pretty convenient as well.
No I don't
Netflix is plenty, the rental fee for one HD movie from PSN is almost as much as a month of Netflix.
Well, duh! Sony owns Sony Pictures and Columbia!
With the Roku box I purchase before Netflix ever made a deal with Sony and their console, I'm satisfied with Netflix's HD instant selection.
I've only ever rented one movie on the Playstation Network, and that was "Hot Fuzz" in HD before it was released on Bluray. Since then, I have either bought the film on Bluray, had the Bluray disc shipped to me via Netflix, or rented the movie on Amazon's Video On Demand service for, like, $3.99.
You don't have to wait for the console to download the bloody movie that takes, like, three or four hours just to download. At least on the connection I was on.
So, yeah. This doesn't really matter to me. Sorry, Sony.
I used the service twice but I'm glad the option is there. I do know a lot of people who do use it regularly though.
sweet. now if sony could give us some new avatars and let us listen to our music while we play our games more often.
This is actually pretty cool, especially because I don't feel like paying for netflix though would like to own some of the movies that come out in HD. Ive browsed it before and was disappointed by the fact I couldn't buy in HD so now this is cool.
meh if they have a good anime ill download it. past that i dont really use it.
I use my PS3 for everything...TV, blu-ray, video games, streaming, music Netflix, etc..."It does everything" :)
ha im loving having a slim more and more every day. so much better than just having a wii for sure.
Seems kind of pointless since the PS3 plays blu-ray discs. Still, this is good news for those who download movies.
I'd only use my PS3 to play Blue-ray discs.The only time I'd download would be if they offered exclusive titles or extra content in some way.Otherwise I'm content with disks.
That's great to hear, but I'll be honest here. I get all my movies illegally. Are they offering illegal methods? Cause that would be great.
My local video rental placed closed, sucks. Granturismo 5 please
I tried to rent 2012 today, you can't. What's up with that?