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Topic # 94345 8-Dec-2011 14:53
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This really gets me, while we debate the relative merits of Igloo Vs SoHo or the 'Skynet' law the rest of the world is actually making progress in providing content to people who want to pay for it. 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/08/ultraviolet_uk_launch_for_boxing_day_we_kick_the_tyres/

The content providers, in other parts of the world, are actually making it easy to pay for and enjoy media.

If we can know about this, why can't we have it?




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  Reply # 555515 8-Dec-2011 15:07
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Ars wasn't quite as hot on it.




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  Reply # 555517 8-Dec-2011 15:10
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The official UV FAQ states that although streaming is limited, downloads are available worldwide.

I haven't read the Ars article yet.



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  Reply # 555520 8-Dec-2011 15:19
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SaltyNZ: Ars wasn't quite as hot on it.


Wow, very interesting comparison between what UV 'should / could' do and an actual experience from an actual customer.  




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  Reply # 556865 12-Dec-2011 12:04
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They are heading in the right direction. I will await the results of consumer tests ;)

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  Reply # 951265 12-Dec-2013 21:31
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Made a disappointing discovery, although it is touted as independent, life long purchase, the codes are bound to a provider, so if they went defunct, you are likely to loose you subscriptions. There are competing vendors, and in one case, I have a code that is limited to a specific vendor (flixster) which I cannot activate on my JB account. I see a short and inglorious life for this format.

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  Reply # 951717 13-Dec-2013 15:32
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One of my colleagues at work uses UV and says good things about it.




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  Reply # 951774 13-Dec-2013 17:15
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Pretty sure ezyflix and maybe jbhifi provide ultraviolet storage lockers

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  Reply # 951901 13-Dec-2013 21:05
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I can't see the point, and have never activated/used it on any of the disks I have purchased that go with it. As far as I can see it's a clunky, limited, DRM encumbered kludge. If you want a digital copy it's Better just to rip the actual movie disk with free software - better quality, no bandwidth burned, and no annoying DRM issues to contend with.

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  Reply # 952039 14-Dec-2013 09:09
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NonprayingMantis: Pretty sure ezyflix and maybe jbhifi provide ultraviolet storage lockers


Yes they do, however they a not interchangeable, so if one were to go defunct, it's gone.

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  Reply # 952077 14-Dec-2013 10:11
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To make it worse, the fine print has "locker access charge may apply after one year from redemption". I see a quick death for this, like the digital copies before it (which was actually much better, but still died).

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