Industry analyst Phillip Swann is reporting that Netflix "is planning to introduce a set-top box that can download movies via a high-speed Internet connection" as early as this year, according to an announcement by a company VP. Link: TVPredictions. UPI also has the story via Monsters & Critics. I agree with Swann that the future is in stored content, though this is still another "another box" story. I still like TiVo's chances in this space. Like Netflix (but unlike MovieBeam) it has good brand awareness and, most importantly, already has the box.
Also see Apple And Netflix In Download Movie Race. Link: Filmfodder News. --Dennis