I’m not a needy guy. I don’t need a lot to make me happy. A Mac Pro (check), an iBook (check), cinema display (check),Â immediate new release downloads from iTunes (check). You read it right, Apple Inc. and some of the major video agencies have decided that a 30 to 45 day window for new release downloads is a stupid and pointless idea, one that most likely will not do too much to combat illegal downloads. The last time I checked, pirates weren’t in a race to see who could uploaded ripped screener copies last, but that was a while ago, so it could be possible.
So, what does this mean for us? We get immediate downloads when DVDs hit the shelves, and for the lovely cost of $14.99, which I’m not too sure about, but that’s another article for another day.
I can tell you this much, if I never have to walk into Wal-Mart to buy a DVD that I’m going to rip and store on a hard drive immediately, I will be a happy man. So get ready to open iTunes and get some new releases like "American Gangster”, and “œThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”