Saturday, March 8, 2008

Movies on Flash Drives

Movies have traditionally been on disc or on VHS tapes, but what if u could legally put them on your USB flash drive. One company called PortoMedia wants that to become possible by using Kiosks like the Red Box. Chris Armstrong said, “The kiosks will be packed with hard drives that can hold 350 to 5,000 titles. Users then plug in a memory device from the company, enter a PIN code, and buy or rent a movie. When consumers get home, they simply slide the memory device into a dock connected to a TV.” These movies can be played on your PC or TV. The only down side is that you have to buy a dock. The dock is sold in a package for $60. You get 6 Movies, USB Flash drive, and the dock. Another option for users is to pay $160 and get a handheld player with a 1.8-inch hybrid hard drive with 240GB of storage, a dock, and 12 movies.
Portomedia's web sight can be found here.

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