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  1. Banned
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    The problem is the biometric data would have to be stored(even if temporarily) somewhere before it could be added to the media. If that isn't bad enough there are some people in this world who still think using a credit card on the internet is less safe than handing the card to some waiter at a restaurant. In either case, your information can be used improperly. Would you trust your local Blockbuster high school student to properly handle your biometric data? I know I would simply because it does not matter to me. If they want it they could easily get my fingerprints from a returned video case anyways, but some people are so paranoid that someone is going to steal their lives. The news media outlets have exaggerated the identity theft thing to the point where people are worried.

    I say chips inserted at birth solves the problem. In this way your whereabouts could always be known. Your purchases could be tied to your chip. And best of all those people who are paranoid would be thrown off the deep end by the 1984-esque world they live in. Would be funny to watch them squirm. Many diseases which ravage the mind would be eliminated. Kinda hard to forget something when you have a microscopic 100GB HDD under your skin.
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  2. No I never buy online.

    1st: the will kill my adsl quota
    2nd: all services always need visa/mastercard to pay and I don't have such a card
    3rd: mpeg-4 is crappy. I prefer mpeg-2. Smotther playback and no support of drm.
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    No
    DVDs with the same movies (and extras,and subtitles,etc) cost me less
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  4. Member lumis's Avatar
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    Wow, finally a poll with a blunt & honest choice.
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    Originally Posted by lumis
    Wow, finally a poll with a blunt & honest choice.
    What you mean the "porn" option??

    Well I though that might intice a few more voters
    Donatello - The Shredder? Michelangelo - Maybe all that hardware is for making coleslaw?
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    A while back, I "rented" the movie, "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" from CinemaNow.com ... though it doesn't appear to be there now. Basically, I downloaded a 646 meg DRM'ed ASF file which I could watch for 24 hours. At the time, CinemaNow had a page up showing how you could output the info from your computer monitor to a TV to watch it. I tried that - but the TV picture looked terrible. And when I ran the thing through my VCR (instead of TV), I was able to copy it ... but it was still just as terrible as watching it on TV.

    Fortunately, a friend local to me captured it off the TMC channel (the wide-screen version) and I now have it archived on DVD. The film has never been made available on home video - even though it's an Oscar-nominated film. Oh, well.

    Point is, are these "download to keep" films also 646 megs or thereabouts? Or are they REALLY high quality DVD-ready films between 4-9 gigs? I get the impression that the quality level is the former. And if that's the case, I'll NEVER be a customer.
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    "Other" Don't mind using credit card online ("https" only), but I prefer Netflix rentals.
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