My Kotaku colleague couldn't get the Xbox 360's new movies on demand service to work properly. And neither could I, thanks to a tragically slow internet connection. But some Aussies have!
Over on Gizmodo AU, Nick has tested the Zune Video Marketplace, currently in beta but set for launch in November. He notes that while the service has been met with a lukewarm response in the US where they've had an Xbox Live Video Marketplace for several years now, it's a different story for Australia.
"Here in Australia, we have iTunes, we have TiVo and we have Foxtel, but the truth is that the Zune Video Marketplace is a much easier and superior experience to both of those."
Nick notes that "Microsoft have told us that in order to get an HD picture, you need a 3mbps connection, and 4mbps for Full HD." However, the results of another test of the beta suggest that might not be the case.
Over on Games.on.net, they report not being able to even use the service with a 10mbps connection. They had to uncap their speed to the full 16mbps before it worked. They've got a helpful video up as well.