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Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Sam Posten, Feb 23, 2019.

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  1. Message #701 of 1009 Jul 28, 2019
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    Todd Erwin

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    When Netflix first started their streaming service, using antiquated video transfers, I used to say that SD was lower than DVD, HD was somewhere between DVD and Blu-ray, closer to DVD. That is not the case nowadays in most situations.
     
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    I've noticed that Apple seems to use the same transfer files for most of their titles, placing an SD, HD, or UHD restriction based on what you redeemed/purchased. I'm saying this because I recently noticed that titles like Mortal Engines are HD (I redeemed a code from a Blu-ray rather than UHD Blu-ray), but I'm still getting Atmos audio on my Apple TV for that title. There are quite a few other examples. Whereas Vudu seems to have separate SD, HDX, and UHD streams.
     
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    I’ve noticed the same which is why, if I’m making a purchase vs just redeeming a code, iTunes is my go-to store.
     
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    If I'm redeeming a Movies Anywhere code, I'll redeem on MA, because if there are any issues, they are actually pretty good at resolving them fairly quickly. Although, if it's a code from a Blu-ray, and there is an option to redeem on iTunes rather than MA, I'll redeem on iTunes. I've noticed that many codes from MGM and STX (both of which are usually always iTunes only) will redeem as 4K UHD on iTunes, even if the code came from a Blu-ray.
     
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    I’m noticing that most new codes I encounter will only redeem at MA, so that’s where I generally go.

    I’ll redeem anything directly in iTunes that’ll work there, because iTunes will upgrade from HD to 4K for direct redemptions but not for MA ports. Sigh...this still isn’t as simple as it should be.
     
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    Yup, another home video format the industry screwed up.
     
  7. Message #707 of 1009 Jul 28, 2019
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    I'll say this about MA - for all its faults they have their crap together better than the ebook or digital music purchase industry as far as buy at one retailer, access at another goes. I subscribe for music but would purchase many more ebooks if there was a MA-like digital locker for books.

    Gotta give them some credit...
     
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  8. Josh Steinberg

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    I agree, MA does more right than wrong and they’ve brought a lot of players together under one roof.

    It’s just maddeningly incomplete but I don’t think it’s for lack of trying on their part.
     
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    And lest we all forget...........it’s FREE. ;)
     
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    I guess. These days I tend to think of it as part of the package. I’d return a 3D movie if the included 2D disc was defective, even though I’m not likely to watch it. I feel the same about the digital copy.

    As a guy who’s giving serious thought to shoving a bunch of his discs into storage, having the digital copy working without kinks in the system or other problems is a big part of that equation.
     
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    CheapCharts just alerted me that the Man who killed Don Quixote was 9 beans in 4K on iTunes. Sold
     
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    For anyone who's thinking about picking up the Endgame 4K stream before the disc release hits in 10 days, FandangoNow is offering a $6 discount coupon code, bringing the total to $18.99 for 4K + Dolby Vision + Atmos + a bunch of extras including audio commentary from teh Russos:

    https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/avengers-endgame-2019/MMVAF76018A477C2826A4EC8747C40B7BE27?ele=card&elc=MMVAF76018A477C2826A4EC8747C40B7BE27&eli=0&eci=MMVAF76018A477C2826A4EC8747C40B7BE27&cjid=cj_13608488_4485850_7e53e658b54e11e9861b0ab13a408f6d0INT&cjevent=7e80c5beb54e11e983a8006b0a1c0e0f

    Coupon code is "SAVE6".
     
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    I hate to say it, and this might be a sign of how things are changing, but I just can't bring myself to spend $20+ on Endgame knowing I'll have access to it with Disney+. I made the same decision with Captain Marvel as well.

    Scares me a little bit ;)
     
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    I think I'm starting to accept that fact too only I'm looking at Endgame as a jumping off point. I'll still enjoy the movies but won't try to see every single one in the theater and won't blind buy any.
     
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    I just noticed that my HD digital of "Glory" that I purchased back in 2017, for $4.99 has upgraded to 4K/Dolby Atmos/Vision. Earlier, it upgraded to 4K and Atmos, but now it's Vision too.
     
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    Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief is down to $4.99 on iTunes.
     
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    Both, Casino and Scarface soon to be released on 4K disc are on sale at iTunes for $4.99. It's the HD digital. Also, a bunch of other gangster and crime films are on sale for the same pricing.
     
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    Lots of Jerry Lewis -- alone and with Dean Martin -- on sale via iTunes for $4.99 each, if that's your cup of tea (it's not mine).

    And hey, @TonyD , Somewhere in Time is on sale for $4.99, too. ;)
     
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    Ha. Scott I had a Blu-ray with a digital code.
    We watched it on our iPad at Mackanac.
     
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    I picked Casino the other day.
    Guys, any guesses on what else might be coming to 4K soon that would be good to grab on iTunes?
     

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