February 11, 2009
Alternatives for HD movies
Those interested in looking at alternatives to Virgin Media's FilmFlex HD selection (currently just 28 movies) should check out Afront's blog and a comparison of UK on-demand HD movie providers, comparing Virgin Media with Xbox LIVE Marketplace, BT Vision, and Sky Anytime. The one he's missing is the Apple TV service, which, although limited currently to 720p, is the cheapest option per movie (£4.49 for HD, £3.49 for SD) and also offers a wide range of US TV content in High Def including all four series of Battlestar Galactica, all five of Lost and others of similar quality. I'll put together a longer post on AppleTV in the next few weeks, but in the mean time please check out Afront's post if you're interested in alternatives.