Quote Originally Posted by SilverGlow View Post
You are wrong on so many, many levels.

1. The distribution of digital movies is NOT with harddrives. The movies are transmitted from the distribution location to the theatre's harddrive via the internet and/or satllelites. You are blinded by your religious bias toward film, and so much that you actually tell little fibs to bulster your argument. Your comments kill your integrity.

2. The "error rate" of digial files is nearly non-existent. The copy function uses check-sum logic to insure that the original and the copy match 100%.

Stick to topics you actually know something about.
Not all theatres with digital projectors have access to the bandwidth necessary for direct transmission of the master files. They receive their copies on encrypted disks via courier. Regardless, the local medium is a hard drive. How the data gets onto it is irrelevant. The system is far more fungible than analog hard copy.

The error rate of digital files is there, but infinitesimal *if* a master of 100% fidelity is properly copied.

And check sum logic scans *do* find errors, do they not? And guess what? Some are fatal errors because there was an error with the "master", which may or may not be the authentic master. For archiving, there is a chain of authenticity.