Is Streaming the Way of the Future?

Travis McClain

Bats: R, Throws: R. How Acquired: Traded for a player to be named later. I hold a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Louisville, earned in history. I have lived with Crohn's disease since 2005, and chronic depression since my youth. I bring into each film that I view a world view shaped by those and other parts of my background. I try to be mindful of the socio-political themes and implications of movies, intended or otherwise, and that surely shows in my blog pieces. I also love doughnuts.

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4 Responses

  1. movieguyjon says:

    I recall Jandy trying to access a copy of a film she bought on Blu-ray through the UltraViolet service at some point last year and giving up in frustration after having to go through a bajillion hoops and to have the download still not work properly. In the end we just downloaded it elsewhere in the time it took to set everything up and we had a higher quality version of the file anyway.

    With this closure, it’s definitely proof to not buy into this system of online streaming until we can be assured that we will have unlimited access to the films we’ve purchased. For now, I’m still very much a physical media person.

    • UGH. I swear I replied to this when you first posted! Stupid Disqus! >:(

      Anyway, I recall Jandy’s frustration with UV. It really is a complete hassle to set up everything in the first place, because you have to create and link so many different accounts. Once that part is finished, though, the redemption process is actually pretty straightforward.

      What would help dramatically is if the studios would quit inserting themselves into the process. I don’t want to have to go to the studio website for the title at hand and redeem through that. I should be able to redeem every code directly through my UV account and there’s no reason in the world why this can’t be done.

      Out of curiosity, if you already had the disc in hand…why not just watch the disc itself? Why bother with the digital copy – UV, ripped or other?

    • movieguyjon says:

      I think our issue was that we had a blu-ray with digital copy and we were back home in Fargo without a blu-ray player for a few extra days. Drive, I think the film was. Anyway, we got about half-way through the first half of the red tape before we just quit and started downloading the film by other means.