Scott Wilkinson ... On the Red Carpet

Episode 1582 (20:25)

Scott Wilkinson

Scott is back to talk about a new movie service announced at NAB .. the RED CARPET MOVIE SERVICE. Scott has been reviewing noise cancelling headphones for TechHive.com of late, and he's found that the audio quality actually improves when you turn on noise cancelling, even if you don't need it. 

Scott didn't make the trip to NAB this year, but he did keep up with what happened. He found the first-run movie service for your home, called the Red Carpet Movie Service, was an interesting announcement. If you have invested tens of thousands into a  high tech home theatre experience, you can now watch first-run movies on opening night, from the comforts of your home. 

But it's not cheap. The service costs $1500-3000 per movie, but it's first run films when they are out in the movie theatres. No word on what equipment you need, but it may be required to have a complete digital cinema system costing hundreds of thousands - like Prima Cinema that required a special server and costs $500 per film. So clearly the service is for the 1%, who enjoy an incredible home theatre setup.

Will it catch on and trickle down to the rest of us? Scott doesn't think so. The Movie Theater associations wield tremendous influence in Hollywood, so it's not likely.