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Annie Kelley

I've had trouble accessing Netflix.com today for about an hour. Keep getting site error. Isn't this suppose to be investor relations day? oops.

Edward R Murrow

Blockbuster unveils in-store kiosk prototype:

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080528/blockbuster_kiosk.html?.v=2

Please tell me that I can download to my iPhone at the kiosk while I order an espresso and chat up the hot chicks. Must multi-task...

'Blockbuster unveils in-store kiosk prototype"

O.k. I read the article, but I don't understand. I have to go to Blockbuster store to get the download?

Yes. I think "in-store" implies that you have to travel to the store to download movies to a "gadget"

I wouldn't rule out online downloads though. I'm thinking the acquisition of Movielink has to be put to good use sometime.

Yes. I think "in-store" implies that you have to travel to the store to download movies to a "gadget"

I wouldn't rule out online downloads though. I'm thinking the acquisition of Movielink has to be put to good use sometime.

Baff

Nothing too exciting, but here are a few tidbits from the Netflix event.

The other 3 Instant Watch hardware partners are on target for 08/09 releases (still no hint on who they are). Netflix has created an SDK that can be added to existing Blu-Ray/dvd players (that have internet connections) to allow them to stream Netflix movies the same way the The Roku Netflix Player does. It is now up to the Blu-Ray player/game console makers to add this feature into their firmware. Whether any or all of them will opt to do so is unknown yet. Their hope is that once their current 4 partners start showing big success, others will jump on board.

Mac support definitely coming this year. I assume Intel Mac only. It was only mentioned in passing and more as a joke (2 sentences out of about 2 hours that were devoted to discussing movie downloads).

The SDK I mentioned above is "Portable Linux code". Whether that means anything for Instant Watching on computers with Linux, I don't know.

Galofree

Baff,

We already know one of the other 3 partners is LG, which was the first announced.

Baff

Right, I really do know that.

Edward R Murrow

So the partners are LG and Foku, so far. Radio Shack is next.

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