Full DVD downloads coming from KDDI
KDDI will finally take advantage of Japan’s speedy domestic Internet connections by offering subscribers the option to download DVD-quality films for a mere ¥500 ($4.30) each via the ‘DVD Burning’ service. These movies will no doubt come with copy protection measures found on SD cards and will require to be written to DVD-R discs before they are played on a standard DVD player. This means you won’t be able to make duplicates of the downloaded films, but no doubt this is but a minor obstacle to overcome these days. Good thing this discs do not have a fixed lifespan and have unlimited replay value. There will currently be 1,000 titles available to choose from, with plans to increase the amount by fivefold early next year.
Source: Digital World Tokyo