Sony Pictures Launches UltraViolet today.

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  1. dmiller68

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    I really dislike the UV model mostly because the times I use portable copies is when I'm traveling. I don't always have streaming access then. This is why I like Digital Copy. I have 90 movies with me on my laptop and some subset on my iPad.
     
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    Please note to those who are purchasing Sonys Smurfs with Ultraviolet... if you purchase The Smurfs with Ultraviolet the wrapper has a sticker on it indicating it has UV. Do not throw that sticker on the plastic wrap away. Turn it around, for some stupid reason the studio placed the Ultraviolet access code on the back of the sticker instead of inside the box. I almost threw the sticker away in the garbage like I do the other stickers on every other wrapper I have peeled away from media.
     
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    You can now download Ultraviolet digital copy to your iPad or PC that feature was activated a few weeks ago when Harry Potter was released. You will need to download the Flixster app for iPod to do the download. It's an MP4.
     
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    Wait what? You cant buy UV blurays at Walmart or Target, they are prohibited from selling them. Forgive the term but how much more retarded could this system be?
     
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    Thank you very much. I had thrown away my sticker on smurfs, and reading on here saved it. I bought my copy at Target, so they sell them there.
     
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    So if a consumer buys a movie from 1 seller, he gets UV ~ but if he buys from the same movie from certain other sellers, he doesn't get UV. :huh: Doubt it's likely to confuse the general public yet (since the only people who seem to be aware of UV are on HTF to begin with). But it does seem to be at odds with all the fanfare that surrounded the initial rollout. From the Ultraviolet web site: "UltraViolet is wherever you like to shop for movies or TV shows, (in-store, in-app or online) and however you like to buy them (disc, stream, file). Just look for the UltraViolet logo" Needs one of those disclaimers that Homer Simpson hears when he's watching a TV commercial, "not available anywhere" - read under the breath, really fast. I guess the UV logo is on certain versions and not on others.
     
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    Yeah but I still can only watch them through Flixter I want to manage mine in iTunes... Still a stupid system.
     
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    Can one of you UV apologists, er fans, tell me if I'm reading that right or wrong please? And how it makes ANY sense if I'm correct?
     
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    Still waiting for an answer on that. Now the virus is world wide. Which means it will be an even bigger failure. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/08/ultraviolet_uk_launch_for_boxing_day_we_kick_the_tyres/ Making DRMs interoperable? http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ultraviolet-to-Make-Existing-DRMs-Inter-Operate-239296.shtml "good luck with that"
     
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    Reading what wrong and what is that virus stuff about?
     
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    Not sure if I've seen this addressed, but does any know how UV works with smaller, independent distributors and studios? For example, the Ultraviolet press releases / articles state the major studios (other than Disney) are on board for UV. But what does this mean for distribution of independent films or specialty distributors? Will every independent filmmaker be allowed to use UV to sell his film? Can I buy an independent filmmakers Blu-ray (or movie) and "import" it into the users UV "cloud"? I work in professional post production and am curious. Has this been addressed and if so, can anyone point us to an article / link?
     
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    From Sarah's post that retailers are prohibited from selling UV disks. My reply: "Wait what? You cant buy UV blurays at Walmart or Target, they are prohibited from selling them. Forgive the term but how much more retarded could this system be?" How can that be possible? How is that a good idea? Why would you support studios pulling shit like this? AKA why would you, as a lover of movies, let this virus as I call it, spread. Why would HTF endorse UV? What good will come of this? SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE.
     

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