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Old 09-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Studios sticking it to us again

Most of the movies I watch I rent. having a pretty good sound system, set up for the BD audio (High Resolution) I was put off with the Hunger Games last nite. What a great flick! But! to my dismay, the renatl version has no Dolby HD audio or DTS MA!!! Only DD. What a suck job!
And who do you complain to? SOB's, I can't see buying movies, rather spending my stipend on music instaed, so been renting for years. Just another shove up our butts!! Thanks!! you ruined a good movie for me
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Been this way for a bit, Lionsgate is doing it on big name stuff like Games and Twilight.

So far they are the only ones Ive seen pull the trick.
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Been this way for a bit, Lionsgate is doing it on big name stuff like Games and Twilight.

So far they are the only ones Ive seen pull the trick.
Yeh Lionsgate thats who did HG. makes no sense to me. Looks as though I'll be avioding movies from this company after dumping cash into an Oppo 93.
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I think the idea is that they want you to buy it rather than rent it. If it's a movie you really like with replay value, then it should be worth $20.
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It's still not right to punish someone who does not want to own a movie (See Twilight) and pays hard earned money to rent.

Lets face it, they only do it on their big flicks, they are just trying to make more money in a method that actually screws some customers. What if I already paid good money to see it at the theater (see $40 after everything for two people), and then you want to screw me on the rental?

Im OK with leaving off a Director's cut, or whatever, but being so simple as to pull audio, jesus christ.
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I wonder if I grab them at redbox, will they be the same way? I need to check that, i know Netflix copies are without lossless.
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It's still not right to punish someone who does not want to own a movie (See Twilight) and pays hard earned money to rent.

Lets face it, they only do it on their big flicks, they are just trying to make more money in a method that actually screws some customers. What if I already paid good money to see it at the theater (see $40 after everything for two people), and then you want to screw me on the rental?

Im OK with leaving off a Director's cut, or whatever, but being so simple as to pull audio, jesus christ.
Nobody's getting punished if they can rent a movie day and date for under $2.

Besides, most people can't hear the difference between 5.1 DD and lossless anyway, and those that can probably have some coin invested in their setup and they're the ones most likely to afford a purchase.
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I wonder if I grab them at redbox, will they be the same way? I need to check that, i know Netflix copies are without lossless.
I agree it does kinda suck, just trying to look at it from the studio's point of view. But if I was an audio guy that could appreciate the difference and liked to rent then I would be displeased too. I'm sure Redbox is getting rental versions as well since they have an agreement with Lionsgate. I think the only studio that doesn't is Warner because Redbox is buying those at retail.
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I understand, Im not frustrated at your reply, its with them.

I've invested a lot of money in an HT system, and enjoy movies, and for them to think I want to own everything they produce is just greedy, but they have me by the short and curly's because it irks me to throw a big budget flick in and not be able to enjoy the audio. I may need to look more into the used movie purchases like Ive done in the past, makes me wonder whats next to be stripped from rental copies. Hell, do away with rental and make every Blu $9.99
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Now that I think about it, I think the motive for not having lossless is not that they're trying to dick over the audiophile renters in order to get them to buy it instead, but rather so it'll fit on a BD25. Most movies will fit comfortably on a single layer disc if they strip it of extras and space-hogging audio tracks. And since they give better deals to rentailers, then they would like to save money where they can on production costs.

Would like someone to check these discs to see if they are BD25s, just out of curiosity.
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Good point.
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I checked around and found that it's actually a BD50 (40gb taken up), so maybe they did do it to spite the audiophiles into a purchase.
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Yeah, looks like they wanna grab a few more dollars from those that care, which is probably the folks they should not piss off lol.

Is there any licensing fee they dont have to pay if the disc does not have TrueHD/DTS HD on it? Maybe they figure the renter doesnt care, so they are saving bucks that way?
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Licensing fee (however small) could be a reason, and most renters won't even notice, much less care. Besides, when did renters ever get any respect? I hear it all the time on replacing stuff in rental units, "it's a rental, so the cheaper the better".
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Lol.

It's sad, most family I know are redboxing and netflixing DVD's, even one's Ive given a blu player to. I know very few people outside of family that have a blu player.
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