Yeah, sorry Robert but I agree with Dave. Just because someone came up with a cool P2P movie distribution service does not mean Netflix or even Blockbuster is dead or dying. And that all goes back to the lack of innovative thinking that the studios have done.
See I think when anyone at a high level in the studios hears “P2P” they have a knee-jerk reaction that involves a knee actually being jerked into the gut of whoever said it. This system will never get corporate buy-in because, if it’s truly open to this sort of distribution, it likely won’t be DRMed. While, yes, there was a lot of forward movement on the part of content creators at CES the focus seems to have been on using corporately created and approved channels and devices to distribute corporately controlled content. It’s progress because at least some people are thinking along these lines but these are all gadgets, it’s not distribution channels. That’s a large difference in thinking.
The point is that online distribution has a long way to go before the needs of the corporation are in line with the usage desires of the consumer. Until that convergence happens Netflix and Blockbuster will still have a place in the movie pipeline.