Tricksy video sales

I’m sure there are a bunch of reasons why this might be so: pragmatic, practical reasons.

But the staggered sales of video formats for a given movie just seems … underhanded. Standard Def releases aren’t marked as such. It’s a little late in the day to be acting like Standard Def is the norm. And then, when consumers have wasted their money on the Low Def edition, they finally release the HD version.

I wonder what percent of extra sales they make through “accidental” purchases.

For example, Amazon’s “Video Format Details” doesn’t distinguish definition only layout:

And you see the same panel for a High or Standard def video. In most cases, the only way to tell which definition you are going to be getting is a line below the video player:



Frosty freak

*snicker* Actually, I found a little iPhone/Droid app called “PetMeCat” which has that sound, a purring sound and a meow sound. The angry/fight sound doesn’t have a great deal of effect on Sooty but Frosty leaps into action. If I follow it up with the purring sound, she comes snuggles with me. Kinda funny actually, thanks to this app Frosty has become a lot more snuggly lol.

I just tried playing the wav on my speakers. Both kittens went nuts and are now searching the house for the offender.