Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
I tried out Amazon’s Unbox, and unlike others didn’t have problems downloading a rental and running it. I was able to connect my TV via VGA (my television has a PC input) and the viewing experience was quite good. Not as good as a DVD, but good enough.
However, the costs was too high and the license too restrictive and too unfriendly. End of experiment.
Unfortunately, though, the uninstall has not gone well. I’m aware of how to pull software by pieces, but would rather dump the problem back on Amazon. I’ve sent them a scathing email, and will see what it brings.
This does demonstrate, though, the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0: you test before you release in 1.0.