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Effect of UV demise on my use of KStore

rbienstock

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I've noticed that the demise of Ultraviolet has completely changed the way I purchase movies. I have both a Premiere and an Encore system with CoStar. Being able to stream while on the road is extremely important to me. In the past, if a UV release for a movie was available, I bought it on the K Store because I have no use for disks. Since UV went away, I haven't bought a single movie from the K Store (other than 4K upgrades of things I already have in HD). Buying a 4K disk from Amazon is usually cheaper or the same as the K Store version and I get more: a blu ray I can put on my Premiere system and the ability to stream anywhere, often in 4K. If HD quality isn't good enough, I can pop the 4K disk in my rarely used Oppo. I want to be disk free and get all the great K features, and I'm not averse to the high cost of K ownership, but it looks to me that the current situation basically gives less for more money and no one wants to do that.
 

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Interesting comments. I've found my use of the store has increased dramatically but I think that might be more to do with me having a "K first" policy on new releases, regardless of HD or UHD, and trying to D2D a whole bunch of discs so I can try and lose a vault(s)

What do you mean when you say you "a blu ray I can put on my Premiere system and the ability to stream anywhere, often in 4K."? Does Amazon give you a free digital copy like they used to (or maybe still do) on music CDs you buy through them?
 

AlienWarlock

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I think he means that most 4k discs come with a second standard BR disc in the package. And he throws this in the vault in leiu of the old way of using the UV code and just downloading from the K store. Seems he still wants three things, 4k disc to play directly if warranted, Digital rights for mobile devices, and the ability to play on the Premiere system. And a 4k disc purchase ticks all three boxes for the least amount for many titles.
 

rbienstock

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What do you mean when you say you "a blu ray I can put on my Premiere system and the ability to stream anywhere, often in 4K."? Does Amazon give you a free digital copy like they used to (or maybe still do) on music CDs you buy through them?
What I mean is that virtually all commercial 4K disk packages come with a Blu ray disk in the box as well as a Movies Anywhere code, and that some times that code gets you 4K streaming.
 

rbienstock

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I think he means that most 4k discs come with a second standard BR disc in the package. And he throws this in the vault in leiu of the old way of using the UV code and just downloading from the K store. Seems he still wants three things, 4k disc to play directly if warranted, Digital rights for mobile devices, and the ability to play on the Premiere system. And a 4k disc purchase ticks all three boxes for the least amount for many titles
Exactly, though if I got MA streaming with my K Store 4K or HD purchase, I'd be doing that for sure. That's what I really want. Disks are so 20th century, so I'm miffed that the UV demise pushed me back there.
 
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If it makes you feel any better, I have literally boxes of discs that I’ve bought off eBay - much to the extreme annoyance of the better half - purely to catalog in order to get D2D pricing. It’s not always worth it but sometimes you can save a few £/$’s.... it all adds up VERY quickly

Now I just need to find a simple’ish way to offload the physicals
 
I'm using the K Store less as I really value having access to my content anywhere (and on myriad other devices) and don't want to spend money on a provider without some reasonable expectation that I'm not S.O.L. if they fold. I understand that MA could go belly up, but regret to say that I think it's more likely that K will disappear first. If K and MA can work out a deal, I'll be back to buying from the K Store regularly.
 

rbienstock

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I'm using the K Store less as I really value having access to my content anywhere (and on myriad other devices) and don't want to spend money on a provider without some reasonable expectation that I'm not S.O.L. if they fold. I understand that MA could go belly up, but regret to say that I think it's more likely that K will disappear first. If K and MA can work out a deal, I'll be back to buying from the K Store regularly.
Exactly my point.
 
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