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As Nick at Gizmodo points out, it’s not likely that the download releases will be any cheaper. That said, if you’re not hung up on the packaging, getting movies as a download is obviously more convenient, and this way they’re much more timely. Given the low download limits on most Australian ISP accounts, though, it’s not a habit you’d want to indulge in too often, I suspect, unless you make a sensible match of provider and ISP (iiNet and iTunes, BigPond and BigPond Movies).
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.