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Ultraviolet: What do you like and not like about it?

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Adam Gregorich, May 23, 2012.

  1. Tino

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    As I said, I use Flixter as I am able to stream the uv movies in hi def on my Xbox 360. Can I use both flixter and Vudu?
     
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    Well whaddya know. I just linked my Vudu account with uv and can now also stream my films in 1080p thru my PS3. This just keeps getting better.
     
  3. Joshua Clinard

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    Vudu is much better than flixster, in many ways, especially their Disc to Digital program. You should definitely try it out if you have a library of DVD's.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Joshua.
     
  5. Patrick Donahue

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    Especially with the 50% off D2D sale running until Jan 31. There is no time like the present to try UV
     
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    Its still not a finished product, and probably never will be with ever evolving technology. That said I have been using Ultraviolet for several months, have 300+ movies and have had no issues at all unless you include a movie not reading right in the D2D program, which is in beta.
     
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    One of these things is not like the other....
    Why does it have to be perfect for me to use it? Because there is already a competing product that works better for me (REAL downloads is just one example) and isn't designed to kill the rental market the way UV is.

    And because that program is run by people who put the customer ahead of the studios, the retailers and the service itself. I use Amazon and Netflix too, neither of those is perfect either, but neither of them has the flaws or baggage that UV does.
     
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    If you plan to use apple products exclusively, there is nothing wrong with using itunes. I'm sure there is a large crowd that will never leave apples garden. The diehards will always appose anything not branded apple, its what they have been taught to do, again nothing wrong with that.
     
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    That's the thing, I don't. I use Apple (Mac, iPhone, iPad, ATV), PC, Bluray decks, PS3 Xbox, 4 Android devices currently and more. I'm fine with the fact that my digital copies are all on the Apple side, that's not even a consideration for me. Because it just works and has for 8+ years.

    Would I like a cross platform solution? SURE. But if I'm going to embrace one of those it has to just work across all of those platforms with a minimal of hassles and it has to respect me as a customer. Amazon has. Netflix has. UV does not.
     
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    What big advantage does Amazon have that Vudu doesn't? You pointed out a flaw that it doesn't have "real downloads." Well that applies to Amazon more than UV. At least UV has a plan to offer cross platform downloads that will play with any application that supports the UV format. Amazon has no such plans in the works. They also have no app available in the Android app store because they want you to buy the kindle. Apple does the same thing with their platform. UV is not restrictive at all, Apple and Amazon are. How does that respect you as the customer. I think your whole argument is just nutty.
     
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    I think at this point Sam's mind is made up. And to think I was on his side two weeks ago. ;)I love iTunes and now I also love UV. Who'd a thunk?
     
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    Namely, because they have two different functions--
    I can use iTunes on hard-file devices if I'm traveling in places that don't have connectivity (do they still let you use your mobiles on airplanes?), and if they do, I have UV. The right tool for the right job, neither more nor less.

    Sam is trying to impress us with his stubborn desire NOT TO BE FOOLED!! by the latest gimmick that THE BIG CORPORATIONS are trying to SHOVE DOWN OUR THROATS!, but ends up sounding like the 3D haters who think that if they stamp their feet loud and long enough, they can make the "con job" go away.
    Now, as for studios thinking UV is going to replace disk, yes, that's sad, silly, giggleworthy and utterly without a reasonable grasp on the real world, but that's the studio's lesson to learn. The rest of us know the difference between a hammer and a nail, and to say "You won't take away MY disk! I'll fight you, so there!" is to subscribe to the same loopy fantasy-world that the studios live in...Uh, wow, they sure didn't fool you, did they? :rolleyes:
     
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    Lots of movies on UV in HD that are not on Bluray. Im very happy with Vudu so far. I also would like ot mention that the long discussed UV CFF is finally coming. BTW.. I can download my UV films to my ipad and watch on the go WITHOUT being connected in any way to the internet. Some on here who do not use the service suggest that you must indeed be connected to the internet in some way on your mobile device and i can tell you that is FALSE!

    Many on here including myself (I used to purchase from itunes but no longer since support seems to be waning form the studios). have come around to UV over the past several months. Many companies are jumping on. Target will be making their video service UV compatiable. Want 4K? Sony is going the UV route with their buy to own UltraHD service later this year.
    As my wise teacher once told me "Dont knock it until you try it".

    BTW... I am also an avid and happy physical media collector with over 11,000 films to my name.
     
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    and its not.. studios still releasing in 3D. :)
     
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    Netflix is RENTAL. UV is Sell thru. Two different beasts.
     
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    Throw us at least one pic... PLEASE :)
     
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    Picked up The Departed on Blu yesterday and of course, the UV code has to be activated through Flixster, which I don't have anymore.
     
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    But but but Josh and Tower assured me that doesn't happen. How can this be???
     
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    In my experience, you can enter that code in whichever service you choose and it will still work.
     
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    The activation code is redeemed through the WB website and the URL ends in /flixster. Still fuming too much to figure out a workaround.
     

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