Friday, December 24, 2010

Know All The Options Before Joining A Movie Download Service

By Angel Stephenson

Going for movie downloads is a more convenient way of enjoying blockbusters nowadays. Because of the internet, now you got other means of getting titles aside from renting or purchasing DVD copies. Through this, you need not step out of the house and drive elsewhere. But before signing up for a site providing this convenience, there are some thing you need to take note of.

First, find out if the payment mode will work for the kind of movie viewer you are. One site may have a completely different payment term than the other. But it's also possible for one site to carry a variety of payment terms. When deciding, the rates you will pay for need to be justified by the amount of movies you can actually afford to watch.

There are sites wherein you pay for flat monthly or yearly rates. You need not pay for anything each time you download a flick. Although the number of times you can do so is limited. On the other hand, there are sites wherein you only pay each time you download a title. You should carefully weigh the pros and cons of each payment mode before deciding on one.

You might also want to check a site's selection of titles. The number of movies a site has depends on how many film studios it has an agreement with. Lucky you if the site you're eyeing is in agreement with several different major studios. It means that you have plenty of mainstream titles to choose from and enjoy.

To ensure that your downloads will not strain your eyes, check the quality of available movies. There are a couple of ways to do that. First, note the size of the screen resolution. This is usually done in pixels. Some common examples are: 320 x 240 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 1024 x 768 pixels, etc.

Then there's also the bitrate which you should also note. Usually, it's expressed in bps - that stands for bits per second. But sometimes it's in kbps - kilobits per second. If everything is beginning to look too technical now, fret not. Just remember: for both screen resolutions and bitrates, the higher their numbers, the better quality they are. It's that simple.

One way to tell whether or not a website is good is by checking out the number of subscribers. For sure the site is doing something satisfying to be able to rake in huge memberships just like that. Although it's not really going to give away the excellence of its services, it serves as a gauge, nonetheless.

There are many sites out there whose downloadable items contain viruses, malwares and the likes. However, for most legal sites, you can be sure that what you will be downloading is free of such. So your computer's hard drive is safe from harm. Also, it's not just the security of your downloads that you should be after. You should see to it that the payment mode is secure too.

Last but not the least, check the flexibility given by the website regarding your movie downloads. Will you be able to transfer and watch your purchase on another gadget? Will you be allowed to burn them on a DVD so you can free some space on your hard drive? Some websites will give you leeway, while others may not.

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