Downloadable movies on the cheap

Movie-download site is trying to lure users by offering limited-time-only price cuts. If the site is able to make those prices more-permanent--and beef up its catalog--it just might up the interest level in this whole video-on-a-PC thing.

With content from Warner Bros., NBC and Sony Pictures, Guba's small but growing catalog includes movies like V For Vendetta, Syriana, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. While the selection probably won't convince you, the prices might. You can buy new releases for US$9.99 and older fare for US$4.99 (previously new movies cost a whopping US$19.99). If you prefer to rent, flicks cost just 99 cents and TV shows 49 cents (you have 24 hours after pressing Play before these files self-destruct).

For now, you can't burn Guba downloads to a DVD that will play in standard players. And only some content is licensed for use on PlaysForSure portable devices. So for the most part, you're limited to watching content on a PC. But with these kinds of prices, you might just be convinced to buy or rent a movie or two before heading out on a trip with your trusty laptop.


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