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Old 05-26-2017, 10:40 AM   #16  
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I don't know anybody who uses Redbox. According to the DEG figures, they are going downhill fast though. Down 17% last year, which faster than disc sell-through as a whole and even DVD only declined 15% last year. I don't think shortening the windows is going to help much at this point.
That sucks I use redbox all the time - usually 2 times a week or more usually with 2 rentals at a time. If I like the movie then I may buy it retail. I hate streaming, even with a 30Mbps which when I test gives me typically 29 throughput I find the quality to be less than satisfactory.
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HDR10 static is also optimized scene-by-scene (done in the mastering process). If the display can handle the metadata, then basically the dynamic portion isn't even used. The main advantage of DV is in tone mapping for displays that either does it poorly itself or is well under-spec'd (low nits and/or color gamut). So the dynamic portion of DV changes the settings "as necessary", depending on the display. It might be for just a couple of scenes, much or most of the movie, or not at all.

Also DV is 12 bits vs. 10 for HDR10 but it remains to be seen how big an advantage that will be. If movies on HDR10 has little or no banding already then the difference will probably by minimal. Also, many movies, even now, and especially older ones, were only mastered at 10 bits to begin with.

Both HDR10 and DV have equal capabilities in regards to peak brightness (10k nits) and WCG (rec2020).
Movies that have been mastered for Dolby Cinemas are done at 12 bit. At this time in the USA DV is the only HDR for commerical cinema. 12 bit raises the Gray Scale to 4096 steps
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Redbox, Lionsgate Unveil New Day-and-Date Distribution Deal

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Redbox and Lionsgate Aug. 14 announced a new distribution deal affording the kiosk vendor access to new-release Lionsgate DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles the same day as retail sellthrough dates.

Lionsgate’s deal with Redbox was previously renewed in 2014.

“Lionsgate has consistently shared our commitment to making content accessible to consumers," Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox, said in a statement.

“Redbox is a longstanding and valued partner,” said Ron Schwartz, president of home entertainment at Lionsgate. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with them and remain committed to delivering a broad portfolio of premium content across an ever-expanding array of linear and digital platforms.”

Redbox recently renewed deals with Warner and Fox gaining access to new movies seven days after retail release, a shorter window than the 28-day delay previously stipulated by those studios. With packaged-media retail slowing, studios are rethinking rental embargoes. Only Universal continues to impose the month-long rental embargo on its major new releases.
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Nice but too little too late.
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Redbox, Sony Ink New Distribution Deal

Redbox and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Aug. 24 announced a new distribution agreement, effective in September. Similarly to the 2012 deal, Redbox will have access to SPHE’s titles on street date.

“The partnership ensures that consumers will have day-and-date access to SPHE’s slate, while also driving stronger financial performance for both SPHE and Redbox,” Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox, said in a statement.

The pact mirrors renewals with other studios, including most-recently Lionsgate, affording the kiosk vendor street-day access to content.

“In the evolving marketplace, consumer choice is paramount,” said Man Jit Singh, president, SPHE. “We are committed to satisfying consumer demand in all of its forms, and our deal with Redbox is an important part of our efforts to provide a wide range of options for audiences.”
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More of too little too late.
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Better late than never . . .
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Redbox revenue is declining at the same horrific rate (close to 20% per year) as B&M and subscription-by-mail. I don't think these deals are going to change that, but we'll see in Q3 and Q4 and beyond.
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Redbox revenue is declining at the same horrific rate (close to 20% per year) as B&M and subscription-by-mail. I don't think these deals are going to change that, but we'll see in Q3 and Q4 and beyond.
IMO - this year will be a bust. The box office is taking a beating this year. I can definitely see that affecting Redbox revenues. They need more than 1 or 2 hit movies.
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I still use Redbox from time to time. We have one super close to our house and I still find new release rentals from Vudu, iTunes, Amazon, etc to be more than twice the price for HR rental and sometimes you can only buy the streaming movie vs renting it.

That said, Redbox is a dying model. Streaming quality has improved but the pricing still is high IMHO for many movies. Even catalog titles. More often than not I can buy a Blu-Ray copy (new or used) for around the same price as a streaming rental.
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Redbox Testing Higher Pricing

27 Sep, 2017

Redbox is testing higher rental pricing in select markets, including the Detroit metro area, according to a source.

The nation’s largest DVD/Blu-ray Disc rental service is marketing DVD rentals for $1.75 per day — 17% above the standard $1.50 price, and $2.25 for Blu-ray — 12.5% above the standard price.

A quick scan of Redbox’s website finds Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman is available for the standard $1.50 DVD and $2 Blu-ray.

Redbox in late 2014 raised the price of a nightly DVD rental 25% and 33% for Blu-ray. It raised the price of a video game rental 50% in early 2015.

A representative said Redbox tests price elasticity of demand as part of its regular course of business.

“No plans have been made to expand the test or to change pricing permanently,” said the rep.

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New Redbox Deal With Universal Eliminates Embargo, Adds On Demand Availability

Redbox has announced an extension to its distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, making Universal Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles available for rental at Redbox kiosks on the same day they are available for sellthrough. The deal also makes digital content available through the recently announced Redbox On Demand, now in public beta, via transactional video on demand (VOD) and electronic sellthrough (EST).

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Redbox, Warner Strike Same-Day DVD, Blu-ray Disc Deal

Redbox and Warner Bros. June 27 announced a new agreement bringing all newly released DVDs and Blu-ray Discs from Warner Bros. to Redbox kiosks on the same day as their initial release.

Previously, there was a one-week delay. And before the one-week delay was instituted in May 2017, Warner withheld new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases from Redbox kiosks for 28 days, fearing that inexpensive rental availability would cannibalize sales – particularly since Redbox kiosks are often situationed outside, or near, big retailer disc sellers such as Walmart.

That rationale is no longer valid, Redbox CEO told Media Play News in February 2018. “We reach a different segment of the market, so I think there’s a better understanding today of the benefits Redbox provides to the studios,” he said. “This view that sellthrough is being hurt by rental, that’s a pretty outdated view of the world, I think. The studios understand it’s a great opportunity to serve a customer base they might not otherwise serve.”

The new agreement with Warner Bros. also maintains new-release and catalog availability via Redbox On Demand at first release.
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