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Old 02-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #41
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I've bought most of the pre-orders cards at either WM or BBY that included early digital releases (most recently Rise of the Guardians- and bought two Skyfall pre-orders to get the whole Craig Bond trilogy on VUDU).
Without pre-orders, I had some discounted Cinemanow credit I bought some movies with in early digital release when friends were over and wanted to watch them on the projector. Def cheaper than 6 of us going to see Man w/ Iron Fists at the movies. Ditto Argo.
Though I did recently have to upgrade my internet to handle HDX better (1080p + 5.1 sound), because I hated when I had to opt for 720p HD with no surround sound for streaming when I was watching something on the projector.

ED: Apparently Walmart has or will be having a pre-order for Life of Pi soon. I think I've got the 3D version pre-ordered, but I'm not averse to reselling the sealed copy that comes in from walmart and double dipping to get the version I want + the early digital release. Though it would be nice if Walmart would do preorders on the 3D and give an upcharge option.
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Though I've never bought a pre-release digital copy I've been buying digital copies more and more regularly.

I always buy from iTunes. One big reason I do so is that I like not having to store the file and just stream it on my computer or Apple TV. Pricing at times is significantly cheaper than a physical product too. I recently purchased Weekend in HD for only $8. I got The Perks of Being a Wallflower for $15 and it came with a nice selection of bonus features as well.

There are real advantages to digital purchases. I'm surprised to see so many responses in this thread that don't even consider them. Some things though I insist on the BD.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:32 AM   #43
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Though I've never bought a pre-release digital copy I've been buying digital copies more and more regularly.

I always buy from iTunes. One big reason I do so is that I like not having to store the file and just stream it on my computer or Apple TV. Pricing at times is significantly cheaper than a physical product too. I recently purchased Weekend in HD for only $8. I got The Perks of Being a Wallflower for $15 and it came with a nice selection of bonus features as well.

There are real advantages to digital purchases. I'm surprised to see so many responses in this thread that don't even consider them. Some things though I insist on the BD.
Be careful with this. Even though they're purchased, movies tend to disappear from iCloud for whatever reason. You're really at the mercy of the studios. If you have the extra room, I recommend storing a copy just in case.
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Be careful with this. Even though they're purchased, movies tend to disappear from iCloud for whatever reason. You're really at the mercy of the studios. If you have the extra room, I recommend storing a copy just in case.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=212423
This is one of the many reasons I don't rely on a website or anything server based for my movies. It is also one of the many reasons I have over 5 TBs of BDs backed up in their raw .m2ts format as well as a BD burner. I even have my children's pictures spread across a couple hard drives.
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I have purchased some Digital films before in HD, but mostly because they were not available on BD (at least domestically). Here is one recent example:

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I have purchased some Digital films before in HD, but mostly because they were not available on BD (at least domestically). Here is one recent example:

I just went with the DVD on this one since it wasn't available on BD.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #47
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I just went with the DVD on this one since it wasn't available on BD.
Yeah, I was going to do the same thing, but then I saw it on iTunes in HD, it was already available, and it wasn't too pricey.

Have you watched the film yet, Goof? I haven't yet, but am looking forward to it. I have always liked Frank Langella.
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Yeah, I was going to do the same thing, but then I saw it on iTunes in HD, it was already available, and it wasn't too pricey.

Have you watched the film yet, Goof? I haven't yet, but am looking forward to it. I have always liked Frank Langella.
Yeah, I watched it last week and enjoyed it. Some of it is kind of sappy, but Langella's excellent performance made this a 7.5/10 in my book.
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I bit for The Amazing Spider-Man and SkyFall.
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Never... I limit my streaming and downloading to TV series that I missed. If I really care about seeing a movie I'll find a cheaper option first and then decide if its worth getting on disc.
4k... really? The law of diminishing returns is fully in sight.
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Yeah, I watched it last week and enjoyed it. Some of it is kind of sappy, but Langella's excellent performance made this a 7.5/10 in my book.
Nice. Yeah, I was kind of anticipating it to be a little sappy. Good to hear though, I might get to it this weekend.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #52
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nope. I find the pricing way to high for HD stuff considering you get no bonus material usually. and I find it funny that they charge for standard def yet you can usually get both HD and SD for the same price as the HD(PlayStation store does anyways).
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No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

But seriously, to each his/her own... Nothing against digital (as I have thousands of purchased mp3s and m4as), but call it nostalgia, a collector's passion, or whatever, there's something about having a library of films that just appeals to me.

I never use the digital copies that come bundled with my films, I don't use netflix, cinemanow, vudu, or any other digital video service.
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Maybe as a rental. But I would NEVER buy a digital copy. Why the f**K would I ever buy a digital copy if I can just download digital copies for free from the internet. If I want to own a Movie, I'll buy the official Blu-ray.
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I did once BUT... it had a good reason for it and you might agree with me.
Best Buy was having a promotion for Early CinemaNow Prometheus Digital Copy. But the deal was buy the digital copy and preorder the bluray for $15 cheaper. Well the Digital Copy was $15 and that made the 3D bluray about $10 and I got to watch the movie the night of which was 3 weeks before the Blu-ray was released. Also, I was able to watch it for 31 Days of Horror Movies instead of waiting. Which is funny because the Blu-ray didn't arrive until the 5th of November.
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I have purchased some Digital films before in HD, but mostly because they were not available on BD (at least domestically). Here is one recent example:

That's a good point. Buying HD digital movies that aren't available on Blu-ray doesn't seem like a bad idea if the price is right. Better that than the DVD.
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Be careful with this. Even though they're purchased, movies tend to disappear from iCloud for whatever reason. You're really at the mercy of the studios. If you have the extra room, I recommend storing a copy just in case.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=212423
I'll keep that in mind but since I've been purchasing movies from iTunes (2007 or so) I haven't had a problem. Some things have left the store, but I can still stream them anyway.
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