So, the movie industry appears to be where the music industry was not all that long ago...doing everything in their power to NOT allow directly selling digital copies of their products at a good price then complaining about piracy. WTF do you expect when you refuse to give the consumers what they want?
We bought a Vizio Blu Ray on accounta cheap, so it comes with VUDU and VUDU offer me a free Ultraviolet movie. I had bought a DVD not long ago that came with an Ultraviolet digital copy, but I didn't even look into it then.
I just set up an Ultraviolet account to see what I could do, seeing as how we're looking at an Android tablet and a Ras Pi media center for Kiddo and have iPhone and stuff. I don't even get it. I can't transfer my Amazon digital library over, can't upload anything, can't transfer from iTunes, and right now I don't see a store where you can buy a digital copy only for ultraviolet at a reasonable price, there are no apps listed anywhere/
So, what I can do, apparently, is take my DVDs to Walmart and pay to get them digitally copied, but not gonna, or buy new BRs or DVDs that come with a UV Digital copy and why would I do that when the point is to reduce the amount of physical things I have to find places for?
What the hell was the industry thinking with this Ultraviolet thing?
Here's some good articles I found trying to find out if I could take the one digital movie I already own and put it on Ultraviolet which is supposed to expand access to multiple devices and TVs and stuff (which I cannot)
Report: Walmart To Charge $2-$4 Per DVD To Convert Movies To UltraViolet Cloud - Dan Rayburn - StreamingMediaBlog.com
UltraViolet: DRM by any other name still stinks | Molly Rants - CNET News
Originally Posted by link2
Oh, and Wal-Mart's plan does not include Disney. So, if you bring in copies of, say, "Cars" or "Toy Story," you won't be able to take advantage of the digital conversion. But I'm sure no one will get confused or angry when they bring in DVDs like Wal-Mart said to do and Wal-Mart says those DVDs aren't included in the deal, right? Right. (But that's OK, you can just re-purchase "Cars" or "Toy Story" on iTunes for the low, low price of just $14.99!)
But wait, you're saying. That's not what UltraViolet does! UltraViolet gives me total freedom, access to my digital library everywhere, and the ability to watch on every device!
Where is the movie equivalent to single MP3 purchases? Why is it all, "Pay me again, Sam"?
Originally Posted by link2
See, Hollywood attributes the lost decade of music profits solely to piracy and digital intrusion--ignoring the fact that the music industry, in resisting digital distribution for nearly that entire decade, literally kept people from being able to buy music in the digital formats they craved. Now that people can buy digital music without interference, rootkits, DRM, and other headaches, they are.