`Hollywood, retailers eye movie download kiosks'
In a bid to preserve shelf space and fight slowing DVD sales, major retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT - news) have held talks with Hollywood's studios to develop kiosks where consumers can copy movies and TV shows onto DVDs and devices, industry executives said.
Installing video-burning kiosks in retail stores would help counter the slowing growth in the $24 billion home DVD market, executives said.
Yes, the DVD is a convenient format... but you also have to wonder whether these kiosks might also be capable of downloading a file directly to a video iPod or other portable media player. Which would you rather do?