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Press Release Announcing the launch of MOVIES ANYWHERE

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Cranston37

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    Unless I'm completely wrong (and lord knows I could be), their website covers all those stores but the iOS app only covers iTunes. My post specified the app.
     
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    Just an update. The folks over at Movies Anywhere are great! Since Amazon Prime's 4K listing is totally separate and not yet mapped to MA, they manually added the title to my MA account after I provided proof of purchase.
    So I'm basically done with digital purchases through Amazon Prime. As already stated, they are the worst MA retailer. I should also point out that the Amazon 4K version doesn't have HDR or Dolby Atmos.
     
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    Actually I reported this process 7 months ago. Guess nobody was listening. :emoji_nerd:
     
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    But kudos to Cranston for posting a complete step by step process which I didn’t :thumbsup:
     
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    And with screen grabs.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    So I’ve been curious about the classic My Friend Flicka in HD. iTunes and Fandango only have it in SD but Vudu, Amazon and GooglePlay have it in HD. I decided to take a chance on a disc-to-digital $5 upgrade. There is good news and bad news. The bad news is that Vudu’s HDX file is an old garbage transfer, stretched to 16X9. Amazon’s HD file is also the same old transfer but in the correct 1.33:1 aspect ratio. iTunes and Fandango have the same garbage transfer but only in SD (also stretched). The good news is that the HD copy on both Movies Anywhere app and GooglePlay is a beautiful new transfer with practically no alignment/registration errors.
     
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    I would contact iTunes and tell them about the transfer and that a better one seems available. They have been pretty good about things like that in the past.

    Also, yay for Movies Anywhere, which helps having when problems like this come up.
     
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    I wish I had the ability to take actual screencaptures of the two different transfers, but all my computer equipment is Apple which has completely locked out the capability to do screencaps of any DRM material. So I took a couple of snapshots off the projected image in my home theater. Disclaimer: These photographs are in no way representative of the actual digital files.


    Here's old transfer Amazon Prime (notice color mis-registration issues)
    MFF-AP1.JPG

    And here is the new transfer (Movies Anywhere App)
    MFF-MA1.JPG

    Old transfer:
    MFF-AP2.JPG

    New transfer:
    MFF-MA2.JPG
     
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    Strange. My copy of Backdraft that I recently purchased for $4.99 from iTunes has been upgraded to 4K/HDR 2 weeks ahead of the physical release. I don’t recall a title ever doing that. Not that I’m complaining. ;)

    Btw it $14.99 now.
     
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    I preordered this on Amazon, do let me know when you get a chance how it looks.
     
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    Has anyone that entered the 4k Alien 40th Anniversary code through MA had their Vudu version upgraded yet? Vudu added the 4k on 5/22.
     
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    My iTunes copy automatically upgraded to 4K so I haven’t used my code yet. I will and I’ll let you know if it upgrades. It should.
     
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    Alien in my digital library is showing as UHD on Vudu.
     
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    And you entered the code through MA pre-5/22?
     
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    I entered my code after my disc arrived on April 23rd and redeemed on April 24th at MA.
     
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    I just redeemed my code thru MA and my Alien vudu copy upgraded to UHD immediately.
     

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