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I hear your pain! Keep in mind that while K does not officially sanction this, it IS possible to make purchases from stores of other countries. (And K store isn't the only online retailer at the mercy of international copyright limitations. I prefer to listen to music (classical) in DSD/DSF formats and there is a Japanese store - e-onkyo - that makes a lot of these available, but only in Japan. I manage to get around the restrictions and purchase these downloads from the US. But this retailer is also limited to what their vendors tell them they are allowed to do, and it's not unique to K.)I do have my answer to this one now and had I known a few weeks ago what i know now, I think I might decision on whether to invest or not might have been different.
It appears that the quality of the content through Kaleidescape Movie Stores varies between the regional stores, so better versions of movies can be available outside of your regional store.
Everything I had seen or read about Kaleidescape before purchasing, suggested that it was THE BEST quality available. Kaleidescape: The Ultimate Movie Platform.
Dealing directly with movie studios to ensure that consumers get the very best possible movie viewing experience from the very best source? I did not see the part where they advise, unless your in the wrong postal code.
For something as expensive as this is to get into, I find this shocking, as well as Kaleidescape support, no apologies, no sorry for any confusion, sorry our advertising statements are misleading, just the statement, content creators provide the content and the region details.
Its a don't blame us, its not our fault.
Kaleidescape. Do a better job for all of your customers or as recognition in failing to get the best versions for all of your customers, where the best version cannot be provided in a specific region, give the movies out in their inferior versions very cheaply until you can secure a better version.
Its pretty insulting being asked to pay the same price.
Anyone else have any thoughts on this? Has this been spoken about before? As mentioned I am new to the platform and its not a great start for me.
Offhand, I don't know of a case where that has actually happened, but in such a case, I would expect that the lower quality tier would also carry a lower price, as you suggested. The reason you saw the higher pricing for HD here was only because of the data error that unlinked the 4K versions.