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Looks like Movie Gallery finally got something for the assortment of PBS bandwidth and spare parts remaining from the now-defunct MovieBeam service. The new owner is Indian conglomerate The Valuable Group, headed by Sanjay Gaikwad who apparently thinks serving up a remarkably limited assortment of

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Looks like Movie Gallery finally got something for the assortment of PBS bandwidth and spare parts remaining from the now-defunct MovieBeam service. The new owner is Indian conglomerate The Valuable Group, headed by Sanjay Gaikwad who apparently thinks serving up a remarkably limited assortment of

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When MovieBeam shut down operations last December, we had a feeling we wouldn't be mourning for long, but we definitely didn't see it playing out like this. Reportedly, Movie Gallery is asking for bankruptcy court approval to sell its VOD service to one Dar Capital Limited for a cool $2.25 million

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When MovieBeam shut down operations last December, we had a feeling we wouldn't be mourning for long, but we definitely didn't see it playing out like this. Reportedly, Movie Gallery is asking for bankruptcy court approval to sell its VOD service to one Dar Capital Limited for a cool $2.25 million.

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Judging from the fairly consistent stream of comments on our \"MovieBeam is dead\" post, there are quite a few of you out there looking to hack your now-defunct MovieBeam hardware -- which strikes us as a somewhat quixotic effort, but then again, so was the entire MovieBeam enterprise. Anyway, it look

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Judging from the fairly consistent stream of comments on our \"MovieBeam is dead\" post, there are quite a few of you out there looking to hack your now-defunct MovieBeam hardware -- which strikes us as a somewhat quixotic effort, but then again, so was the entire MovieBeam enterprise. Anyway, it look

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MovieBeam is calling customers today and telling them that the datacasting HD movie service is ceasing operations as of December 15th, with certain customers eligible for a refund on the hardware. It's been rocky going for the company since spinning off from Disney a couple years ago, with a series

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MovieBeam's short, sordid history hasn't exactly come to a close, but it's certainly a far cry from the service's once lofty goals. First it was spun off from Disney, with Intel and Cisco investing an extra $50 million in the newly separated company to further develop the service, now that company h

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All the HD Beat readers and podcast listeners know we love the guys at This Week in Tech. We have enjoyed watching them on TechTV and listening to their podcast. We were very honored this week when Patrick referenced us on how Moviebeam works. It was a short quote after Leo questions the response, h

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Magnolia Pictures, friendly day-and-date releasers of such HD flicks as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Bubble, have announced support for the MovieBeam platform. According to VideoBusiness, despite already having support from the major studios, MovieBeam thinks they can find a niche delive

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In what could turn into a preemptive strike against the further decline of DVD sales in the face of competition from digital downloads as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, major retailers may soon be installing kiosks in their stores that give customers access to on-demand, feature-length films on D

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When MovieBeam was first announced we were really excited and as soon as we had an opportunity to check one out we took advantage of it. After spending a few days with one we wrote a review and as most of you know we were less than excited with it's HD performance.Jeremy Toeman of LIVEdigitally spen

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Just as we were kind of wondering to ourselves if there would be enough (realistic) price cuts in the world to legitimize Disney's mildly maligned MovieBeam, they went and did what most device makers do when they've got a big launch followed by a lukewarm consumer response (and generally despondent

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MovieBeam is an amazing concept. It lets you view programs on-demand via an Internet connection antenna and best of all, it has high-def content in its library. But it is a bit ahead of its time. Ben had a chance to review the service early on and was not impressed. CNET now has their take on the Mo

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I recently got a chance to test MovieBeam without paying the activation fee. In the end MovieBeam foot the bill for shipping as well.I will admit that my expectations were not very high and I am sorry to say that I am very disappointed. I was very excited when the package arrived and I rushed home t

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When MovieBeam was announced I emailed them with concerns about the lack of VOIP support. This among other reasons is why I predicted their failure. Today I received an email indicating that they were testing VOIP with their STB and an invitation to test the box with no obligation. I had to buy the

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Huh is right! What is going on here? When I first started to read this press release for technical details it sounded exactly like a press release: boring. Then I started to get into the details of the technology. It turns out that a company named SkyStream owns the technology named zBand that power

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Nothing we love more than rumor mongering analyst predictions at HDBeat, the latest of which has revived the high definition or HDTV-based video iPod rumor. No news on possible Intel Viiv-based plasmas or MovieBeam integration, but we wouldn't rule out a surprise appearance by Bigfoot at this point.

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MovieBeam is the technology that I want to love so bad, but they make it so hard. We already knew some of its shortcomings, but now we learn another one. The MovieBeam distribution network runs over the analog PBS channels, which we all know will turn off in 3 years. MovieBeam says they will have a

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We talk about the Disney MovieBeam in our HDBeat podcast and Designtechnica posted their first look as well. Spec-wise, the unit has a 160GB hard drive and 200 Mhz processor, which we generally knew. There's a complete list of the 29 cities where the service is available, but remember that roughly

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