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In another move toward digital movie distribution, Hollywood studios on Thursday announced they are backing a new technology that will make more movie titles available for consumers to download from the Internet and burn to DVD. Sonic Solutions' industry-approved system, a licensing and certification program called Qflix, aims to overcome a major obstacle in digital movie downloads -- getting the content from the hard drive to the TV without opening the door to piracy.
We have recently seen the first deploymnents in mainland Europe of "Movie Box" kiosks, produced by KT Technology see http://www.kioskterminals.eu which provide users with a simple intuitive browser which guides through genre, title, actor search facilities or simply just browse through the immense catalogue of 2000 titles, the consumer has a larger and wider selection. We were informed that the average movie would take no longer then 7 mins to burn, and with faster disc speeds on there way we are set to be able to deliver movies in half that time soon. The future we see will bring such interactive kiosks as the T5-D terminal as a complete transactional kiosk providing movies, music, games, audio books to the mass consumer.