By GARY GENTILE AP Business Writer
> LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co.'s MovieBeam set-top box is
> coming back in an upgraded version that clearly aims to be a
> Blockbuster in a box.
It's the 21st Century -- shouldn't that be "Netflix in a box"? :)
The box receives movies through over-the-air broadcasts and stores
> them on a hard drive. Disney started testing the service in three
> cities in 2003, then put it on hiatus in April.
Isn't this just a DVR?
Consumers will pay $199 for the box after a rebate, and a $29
> activation fee. After that, they pay video store prices for the movies
> they watch. A rental is good for a 24-hour period.
Ahh, it's a *crippled* DVR.
Barry Margolin, firstname.lastname@example.org Arlington, MA
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