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The Myth Behind the Marketing

If you believe the spin doctors they will have you believe the following about Video on Demand:

  • You can watch any movie
  • You can watch any TV show
  • Movies on demand functions in much the same way as a Digital Video Recorder— meaning you can pause, stop, rewind, and play at will
  • It will be cheap
  • You will never rent a movie from a store again

Wow, it sounds great. Sign me up. Heck, sign up my brother, too, while you're at it.

The problem is that, with the exception of Time Warner, Video on Demand is more myth than reality.

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