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Paramount has opened the door of the the first Ultraviolet-based film rental and download service.

The studio said it is offering 60-odd titles initially, though there seem rather fewer when you look at the website. Films are priced at $20 (£13) for an HD copy and $13 (£8) for an SD version. Rent SD titles for $3 (£1.91) or view in HD for $4 (£2.55).

You can pay by credit card or PayPal, and seemingly the latter method makes the US-centric service open to Brits.

Paramount Ultravoilet-based cloud movie store

Ultraviolet ties in disc purchases with downloads. Buy, say, a Blu-ray Disc of a supported movie, and you'll get the right to stream it and download it for free too.

The notion is you'll no longer need to rip discs you buy in order to watch their content on kit that lacks an optical drive. No rips mean you'll have nothing to share with other folk.

The movie business also hopes UV's flexibility will persuade freetards to start buying stuff.

UV has an IPTV component too: you can stream your films from the cloud. Content can be bought online, and there's no need to bother with discs if you don't want to.

Paramount said it will stream to iDevices, but not yet to Android, Symbian and Windows Phone kit. Owners of iOS gadgets can only view material in standard definition, even if they've purchased or rented the HD version of a film. ®

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