Amazon Video Downloads

September 8, 2006 at 8:26 am | Posted in video | Leave a comment

Amazon has joined the online video sales fray with unbox.  Here is the short story:

  • tv shows for around $2
  • movies from $10 on up (Office Space for $13.45)
  • DVD quality
  • limited to 2 PC installs, one player per PC.
  • no iPod support
  • if you rent: “After you rent and download an Amazon Unbox Video to your computer, you will have a limited period of time in which to begin viewing it. That period is 30 days unless otherwise specified on the product detail page for the Unbox Video rental. After you begin playing an Amazon Unbox Video, you will have 24 hours to complete viewing it.”
  • if you buy: “The license agreement for the videos you purchase allows you to download an Amazon Unbox video onto a total of 2 different personal computers at one time. Each of those computers will, in turn, be able to transfer that video to one portable (e.g., hand-held) video device.”

Read the Gizmodo review here.

See unbox here.


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