> If Apple can get video quality up and handle bandwidth issues [....]
Problem is, Apple doesn't do "bandwidth", only the DSL/cable ISP does.
So, at existing state-of-the-art 640x480 H.264 this is 1.6 Mbps or so, with "widescreen"
being a pitiful 640x360 vs. 720x480 anamorphic for DVD quality.
If Apple goes to "near HD", this would be 1280x720 at 24 fps or 960x540 at 30 fps,
which takes 3-5 Mbps using H.264.
Instant gratification of movie rentals, but over...