Beginning next year the Walgreens drugstore giant will begin putting DVD burning kiosks in its 6,000 retail stores nationwide. The move is designed to deliver an improved selection of entertainment titles that the company offers to its consumers while reducing the potential for piracy. The kiosk will be located in the photo departments of the store. Once a customer has made their selection as to what movie they want to purchase the machine will begin burning the title. About 15 minutes later the buyer will have their DVD ready for viewing.
The process uses a special disc and recorder to burn the movie and was just released by Sonic Solutions last month. The Walgreens model may open the door for other businesses like Blockbuster to launch its own DVD-on-demand service for people that absolutely hate buying their latest movie online or intensely detest having their receipt checked when departing Best Buy with their movie purchases.