Looks like Mark Cuban isn't the only one
looking to release movies in theaters and in homes at the same time:
Joe Kane was showing off Samsung's vision at the recent CEDIA Expo.
Actually, the implications of what he was showing were so big, Samsung
wisely held the demo just off-site. See, Joe has a prototype download server
that could be built in to a high-definition television set.
premise behind the prototype is the release of downloadable current
movie content on a small device that does one thing, but does it well:
it coordinates content downloads and stores them for limited playback.
So in theory, a movie is released on the big screen, but you can watch
it in high-def on your own
big screen for say $12. The price for such a device is rumored around $300
, which doesn't sound too bad. Oh yeah, bring your own broadband and popcorn.