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I hope this VOD stuff doesn't become popular. Most broadband users now days (cable and some ADSL) are on shared bandwidth. This makes cost affordable for an average user. If people are going to use 6-7 hours of download time just to get a movie they can rent for $3, it will either drive cost of broadband connection sky high or slow it down or both. Everybody who is excited about VOD on internet keeps forgetting that internet connection is not free. Movie rental may cost you $3 or $4, but how much of internet resources does it require? If it ever becomes popular, I bet broadband providers will start charging you by Gig of transfer (like hosting providers do) instead of flat rate.
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