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Posted: July 23, 2009, 8:44 pm Quote

You know thumb drives, for storing stuff in a small light memory portable thingy?  Imagine buying movies that way.  Disney Japan is doing it:


http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE56L0SX20090722

Disney Japan to sell movies in tiny memory cards
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:03am EDT  

TOKYO (Reuters Life! ) - Walt Disney Co's Japan unit said it would sell movies on flash memory cards as small as a fingernail so that people can watch them on mobile phones and other portable devices.

The movie studio plans to package pre-recorded microSD cards together with DVDs holding the same movie content, allowing customers to watch at home as well as on the go. These cards will be available in November.

Users can watch movies stored on microSD cards on mobile phones capable of showing terrestrial digital broadcasting, and other portable gear such as car navigation systems.

For new movies, the package of a DVD and microSD card is expected to retail for 4,935 yen ($53), about 1,000 yen higher than the DVD alone, a spokesman at the Japan unit said.

It is difficult to make a sales forecast since this would be the first time for Disney to put its movies in microSD cards, he said.

Initial titles in the microSD format include "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure" series.

Panasonic Corp is set to provide Disney with microSD cards, the spokesman said.


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Posted: July 24, 2009, 7:04 pm Quote

"Osaka, Japan - Panasonic and Walt Disney Home Entertainment have inked a deal to distribute Disney movies on Micro SD cards. But the move comes at a price as the cards will weigh in at a hefty $53 apiece and come with copy protection."
Disney Movies on SD Cards


Here is a Mickey and Minnie Mouse SD cards that are nice. I did a Google using Disney SD Card and found this site.It is at the Cutie Gadget site.


:mickey:

:minnie:

:idea:


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Posted: July 25, 2009, 6:47 am Quote

Why is it the smaller tech things are, the more they cost? (this is a rhetorical question, I know why)

I can't imagine trying to watch a movie on my iPod. My head would be splitting after 10 minutes.


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Posted: July 25, 2009, 10:37 am Quote

The iPhone has an iPod element to it that can store and play back video.

But it's cheaper to download a movie into your computer or copy it there and then port it over to the iPhone's iPod.  DVDs cost less.  Why spend the $53???  It's a cutesy Mickey or Minnie image, but $53?????

With all the current economic woes, they say Japan's economy has been in recession and struggles to get out of it. Yet they want to charge $53 for a cutesy Mickey or Minnie thingy that loads movies onto an iPod.  What recession??? ;)
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Posted: July 25, 2009, 10:51 am Quote

You're not taking up your iPhone's internal memory that way. My iPod is only an 8 gig. You start storing movies and you'll eat that up pretty quick. The SD cards can be stored easily with your phone for traveling, etc. I wouldn't spend the money on them but I guess they're hoping someone will.

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Posted: July 25, 2009, 12:17 pm Quote

Yeah, to me it's more of an interesting concept than something I'd buy for myself.
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Posted: July 25, 2009, 4:39 pm Quote

The price usually comes down in time. I think it would be neat to carry a whole bunch of Disney movies in ones pocket.  :coolgrin:

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Posted: July 25, 2009, 8:00 pm Quote

I already can, it's called the 32 gig iPhone. ;)
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Posted: July 28, 2009, 7:56 pm Quote

I have two netbooks - an Asus EEE 701a and an Acer Aspire One - that have sd card slots. They both have a bigger screen than the iPhone. I think it would be neat to watch movies on the netbooks that I have. :coolgrin:  The iPhone is cool but I do not have one.  :(
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