The move to eliminate the physical content delivery device such as the record, cassette, CD is coming closer and closer. iTunes has sold billions of songs sans the plastic CD and now movies are being watched more and more without the need for a VHS or DVD. Wouldn’t it be cool that in a little more than 10 years since the idea of Netflix (sending DVDs by mail) was introduced, DVDs could become a thing of the past and the content delivery is instantaneous, delivered via an internet connection and cheaper than Pay-Per-View.
From the New York Times:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. will begin delivering movies and other programming directly to televisions later this year through a set-top box that will pipe entertainment over a high-speed Internet connection.
The set-top box, to be made by LG Electronics Inc. as part of a partnership announced late Wednesday, is designed to broaden the appeal of a year-old streaming service that Netflix provides to its 7 million subscribers at no additional charge.