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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Regarding that feature, there sure are a lot of Universal, Fox, Paramount and Warner titles not eligible for that disc to digital feature. It took me 20 or more of such titles yesterday to get ten of them for that discounted price of $1.
     
  2. ^ Really!? Out of my 454, I have a stack of only about 12 or so that I'm still waiting on. Theres a sticky thread at the Vudu Forums that informs of changes made weekly.Also, if you have a hard time getting Vudu to accept a disc, you can also use CinemaNow as a backup plan. You wont get the 50% off but its an option...
     
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    Granted, most of these are catalog titles so it's not titles that were filmed in the last five years or less.
     
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    Can someone explain exactly how disc to digital works? Thanks
     
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    Guess not. Well I tried it today and was unsuccessful at converting DVD's that were eligible. It said they were not eligible even though their website said they were.
     
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    Tino,

    Sorry, I didn't get back with you. Did you read this page? As to your above quoted post. Yes, it's a very frustrating process because as many as 50% of the discs you're trying to convert might be ineligible especially catalog titles.

    Another funny thing, I was able to conver the DVD of The High and the MIghty to an HDX presentation on Vudu.
     
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    Hmm. I tried with the flixter app. Maybe I'll have better luck with the Vudu app.
     
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    I found the Vudu app to be a lot better than the Flixster app when I experimented with the Disc to Digital thing - it seemed like Vudu had more titles and was less prone to error messages than Flixster.
     
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    The Vudu app worked great. I think I've converted about 100 films this week alone. Great bargain. Thanks for the heads up guys.
     
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    Does anyone know if the 50% off ten titles or more is also available in Walmart stores or is it just for at home conversions? Thanks
     
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    It's just at home that's eligible for the discount.
     
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    Ok. So far I have converted close to 800 films! I'm addicted. And it's a great bargain. And now Vudu is even better. You can share your entire movie collection with up to 5 people for free. http://blog.vudu.com/?p=10945
     
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    That had to cost you a little change even at $1 a pop.
     
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    About $800 since early April. And I already owned about 200. My wife thinks I'm crazy. She may be right.
     
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    I haven't converted many films -- mainly ones that I have on DVD, where there's no Blu-ray edition available, but HD transfers are available on Vudu. That seems like a worthwhile occasion to upgrade, especially with the 50% off discount for doing ten or more discs at once. Just recently I added a few classic Marx Brothers titles, since Warner and Universal seem to be in no rush to put out Blu-rays of those titles.
     

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