Scott Wilkinson chimes in on the Disney decision to pull its titles from iTunes and Amazon. Scott says that the user agreement for iTunes says that it is the responsibility of the user to keep and backup the titles they purchase, and not rely on streaming or leaving it up in the cloud. Leo says that just underscores the myth that people "own" a movie they buy. We really don't own them, we own a license to view them. If the content provider wants to pull the title, it can. Scott says that Disney is already backtracking saying that it wasn't aware users were not be able to download the titles that they bought, and are working to fix the issue. Leo's not buying that spin.
Leo also wonders since Disney made a streaming deal with Netflix, if it really wasn't aware that it would directly impact those who bought their titles. One thing is for sure -- Disney made a huge mistake trying to do this with family films that kids watch over and over again.
Scott also recently attended a SMPTE conference and a seminar on Ultra HD/4K. He says that resolution isn't really going to be as important as dynamic range, color gamut, frame rate, and other key factors in the quality of video presentation. Scott says that TV manufacturers have really jumped the gun on the resolution bandwagon, but there's a lot more to it than that. And with bandwidth caps that ISPs have placed on users, those caps are going to be reached pretty quickly with UHD. So clearly, that will have to be changed if Netflix hopes to stream in 4K.