|Written by Chalupa|
|Tuesday, 14 April 2009 10:34|
I saw an article from the local paper here this morning concerning film media and online streaming. In his article, Geoff Cunningham seems to be advocating for the tossing of hard media and converting to just streaming everything online. That might sound good with some of the deals you can get from Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon, but is that really viable? What about cable/internet providers like Time Warner who are trying to cap your downloading at ridiculous levels like 1GB per month for an introductory package? Even the more expensive packages would only allow you 8-10hrs of movie and/or TV watching before you hit your limit. The beauty is if you go over your package's bandwidth limit, you'll be charged for the extra KBs just like minutes on a cell phone plan.
This aggression will not stand, man. I don't know about you, but I'm not willing to get rid of my favorite movies only to hope the internet isn't down or I haven't reached my bandwidth limits when I want to watch a movie. It also is not very American when you have a company like Comcast, in my area, who owns all the infrastructure for voice and data lines and is the only vendor option. There is no DSL option, and for another vendor to come into the area all new data lines would have to be installed. That's not a viable option either. I don't know about you, but I'm staying. I'm enjoying my DVDs.
In other news, The Steepwater Band received a couple of sweet reviews concerning their current album. I picked up my copy on eMusic. If you like the intro music on our episodes you should give this album a chance.
Do any of you consider yourselves a film genius? Slash Film is looking for a new film news writer. I know some of you out there qualify for this. Looks like you need to be available from 8am-2pm EST by phone or internet, and you'll need to write 4 articles per day. Sounds great for freelancers or people who work from home.