If you follow this site, this is not new entertainment news, but for those who missed it, Twentieth Century Fox announced their Digital HD system.
The Main Chatting Points about Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the launch of DIGITAL HD™:
- Fox’s Digital HD (FDHD) is available on Amazon, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU, Xbox Live and YouTube.
- FDHD will offer movies earlier than when they come out on Blu-ray or DVD.
- FDHD will be cheaper than the product on Disc.
- 600 Fox films are now available on Fox Digital HD.
- Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is now available for purchase, an entire three weeks before its BD/DVD release.
Fox says the advantages to this program of theirs offers the obvious, earlier access to a movie before disc release, great prices vs the disc product, cloud storage and the ability to enjoy your movie across many different digital platforms.
In other words, you can own movie titles and not worry about lugging around or taking up the space to store the movie products that Fox offers.
To me, this offering also seems to cut out a middle man or two in the distribution process, thus enabling the less expensive access to a movie. It avoids the wear-and-tear of a disc if you watch it over and over. And now, no one can lose it after borrowing it, cause there ain’t nothin’ to lend!
If you’re a fan of the products Twentieth Century Fox puts out, this looks like a great option for you, if you’re digitally connected! There are 800 million devices connected to the broadband realm with an estimated 100 million movie viewers ready to go.
“PROMETHEUS on DIGITAL HD™ is also Fox’s first UltraViolet-enabled title. Additional DIGITAL HD™ new releases this year include ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, THE WATCH and DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS. “
I went tooling around Amazon and could not find the Prometheus title for $15…. This product may not have reached the site or has been distributed there yet.