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I am calling upon the technogeeks amongst my friends, here:

I've bought three movies recently which offer a "free digital copy" of the film. So... why would I want/need a digital copy?

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You could download it onto an iPod or even a cell phone if it had enough memory, and watch it while you're out and about, on the bus, or in a waiting room. That's about the most practical reason I can think of. It's a one-time use sort of deal. I got one with 'Wall-E' and ended up giving it away to a friend who hadn't seen it yet.

I see very little need for them myself. My tiny iPod screen wouldn't be a very fun way to watch ANY movie. XD
Unless you're a hardcore technogeek or a teenager, the answer is you wouldn't.
I got a DVD for Christmas that said that on it. I spent a while scratching my head until I found something on it that explained what the digital copy was. Okay, that's exciting and all, ecept that I can watch a normal DVD on my computer and the novelty of watching video on my MP3 player wore off after the very first test. I went neat! It can play video! Where are my reading glasses...

So yeah... I'd just ignore it.
ROFL!!! Yes, that's what I thought I'd end up saying - although it wasn't as funny in my mind.
This is a question I answer pretty regularly at the store. The short answer is exactly right: You wouldn't.

Whenever I explain it people, they look at me all, "Isn't that kind of stupid?" Um, yeah. It's the electronics industry, hello! I'm still scratching my head as to why cell phones need to be able to play movies at all. WTF?

Finished the first disc of Ouran, btw!

Edited at 2009-01-16 04:45 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to chat with you about Ouran soon. And other stuff, too! :)