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[Engadget] Walmart in-store disc to digital UltraViolet conversion gets official

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In a press event panel that included almost every big studio executive -- sans Disney -- Walmart announced an exclusive in-store disc to digital conversion service. Starting April 16th, in more than 3,500 stores, you'll be able to bring your DVD or Blu-ray discs in and have 'em added to your Vudu movie collection. The privilege of watching movies you already bought on a disc online via Vudu will cost you $2, but if you own the DVD, it'll cost you $5 to upgrade your digital copy to HD. In addition, you can now buy UltraViolet movies via Vudu and watch them via other UV supported sources -- we assume this is a two-way street, but it isn't spelled out that way in the press release (after the break). This is easily the biggest news for the, now beta badged, UltraViolet service but most of our complaints persist until there's single-sign on and the standard downloadable CFF (common file format) is a reality.

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Well, sounds like the movie industry is really moving to put an end to piracy and control that which cannot be controlled, which is us, the consumers....

Haha, you is fail...
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but if you own the DVD, it'll cost you $5 to upgrade your digital copy to HD.

Really?! No thanks. Ill just keep my dvd.
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And if a few months down the road you wish to stop paying the $2 you lose all access to the movies you originally bought on DVD, then payed to have them converted to digital HD.

Or you know, the service fails and you are left with nothing.

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Really?! No thanks. Ill just keep my dvd.


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nah I like KAT better thumb.gif
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Really?! No thanks. Ill just keep my dvd.

This.
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Given that the IQ of the average Walmart cart jockey is = ~ room temperature this will probably go over big.

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I have over 100 legit DVDs... about 5 of them are worth what I paid for them and may be worth converting. The other 95 were paid wasted time.
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Maybe if they ripped my disc's into a common format and put them on a storage device of my choice I would be ok with this. But having to deal with streaming my own video that I could get from my collection and pop in my dvd drive and not use up my bandwidth? What is the point of this?
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Maybe if they ripped my disc's into a common format and put them on a storage device of my choice I would be ok with this. But having to deal with streaming my own video that I could get from my collection and pop in my dvd drive and not use up my bandwidth? What is the point of this?


This. it is more trouble then its worth.

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