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Old 09-27-13, 07:50 PM
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

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Flixster does it different than the other sites. They give you free movies for doing tasks. You get 5 free D2D movies. A free movie for linking your Facebook account. A free movie for adding titles to your wishlist. A free movie for installing the Android app. Stuff like that. You can choose any D2D movies. But the others are random titles. And they're all in SD format.
Sounds like way too much bother. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
Here's a partial list:
I'm doing this right now, here's the full list of 30 I'm being offered:


21 Grams
Alien
The Arrival
Blow
Cold Light of Day
Conspiracy Theory
Crocodile Dundee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
Ghost
Hall Pass
Independence Day
Italian Job (2003)
Johnny English
Legend of the Fall
LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers
Man on a Ledge
Mars Attacks
Master and Commander
Mona Lisa Smile
Office Space
Paranormal Activity
The Producers
Radio
Rango
Rudy
Soul Survivors
Space Jam
Stir of Echoes
The Tale of Despereaux

(Same as the list Dave posted, except no "Never Been Kissed")
Old 09-27-13, 08:52 PM
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Of the ten I grabbed, all appear in my UV account, but only 9 of them mapped successfully into Vudu (Mars Attacks is the outlier).
Old 09-27-13, 10:22 PM
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Odd. (that you picked Mars Attacks, wtf?)

You should check your Ultraviolet account to make sure it showed up properly, Mars Attack showed up instantly on Vudu for me.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

I picked Mars Attacks and it shows up in Vudu for me. I found that sometimes it takes a while to populate.
Old 09-28-13, 04:37 AM
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

There have been numerous reports of problems at Vudu with Mars Attacks. It's disappeared/reappeared in some accounts. About a month ago I ran into a problem where it wouldn't show up on Roku/PS3, but I could see it on the website. That lasted for about a week. Seems like a persistent database error that comes and goes.

Here's a couple threads:

https://forum.vudu.com/showthread.ph...8-MARS-ATTACKS
https://forum.vudu.com/showthread.ph...ut-NOT-on-Roku
https://forum.vudu.com/showthread.ph...on-vudu-on-PS3

Also, the movie's cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1.
Old 10-05-13, 06:24 PM
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Originally Posted by RichC2
Odd. (that you picked Mars Attacks, wtf?)
Well, after the freebies from CinemaNow and Flixster, there were few movies on this list that weren't already in my account. Mars Attacks certainly wasn't in my top 20, but after deleting everything that I already had and everything I didn't that I wanted, I still had 2-3 picks left. I even had to select Space Jam and 21 Grams.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

yep... the 10 I got from Target & the 10 I got from CinemaNow are SD...

They do however all show up in My Vudu Account..
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Well, after the freebies from CinemaNow and Flixster, there were few movies on this list that weren't already in my account. Mars Attacks certainly wasn't in my top 20, but after deleting everything that I already had and everything I didn't that I wanted, I still had 2-3 picks left. I even had to select Space Jam and 21 Grams.
Mars Attacks is one of my favorite "I know people hate this but I still fucking love it" movies. I meant to have a wink emoticon there, whoops.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

2 Free mini-movies from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Not sure how long they'll be available, though.

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Thanks.. "Purchased" for $0.00...
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Target Ticket has dropped the price of next-day TV shows to $0.99 (SD) and $1.99 (HD) per episode. Everywhere else is charging $1.99 (SD) and $2.99 (HD).

I hope other services will follow suit and drop their prices.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Right now you can get $5 off a rental or purchase with the code TEAMTARGET - I used it to get "Hillbillys in a Haunted House" for free.
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Rumors are going around that Target Ticket will be closing in the next couple months.

https://plus.google.com/107712196172...ts/Dv6mgWBXBRb
http://www.thebreakroom.org/index.ph...-ticket.10835/

This will be a shame. They often have decent sales on UV titles. And they're the only other UV service (besides Vudu) that actually works. Flixtser & CinemaNow are both garbage. M-Go frequently has trouble connecting to UV accounts. Never had trouble playing movies on Target Ticket.
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Meh, Target Ticket never had 5.1 sound (a deal-breaker) and their "HD" video quality had a lot of compression artifacts on the movies I watched. If they shut it down, that means they'll have less reason to give physical media the shaft in their stores. I'd like a service to come along and take out Vudu just because Wal-Mart owns it, but Target Ticket was never gonna do it.
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I read in another forum that it will be a merger with CinemaNow.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Meh, Target Ticket never had 5.1 sound (a deal-breaker) and their "HD" video quality had a lot of compression artifacts on the movies I watched. If they shut it down, that means they'll have less reason to give physical media the shaft in their stores. I'd like a service to come along and take out Vudu just because Wal-Mart owns it, but Target Ticket was never gonna do it.
How does this affect them using floor space to sell physical media? If they merge with CinemaNow it's all moot.

I've never encountered any issued with Flixster, but I only use the app on my phone. I've never tried it on another media device.
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Flixster is just as bad on the Roku- 2-channel sound only. CinemaNow looks like it COULD be good on some equipment, but not on mine. The Roku interface is unusably slow (takes literally a minute just to load my Ultraviolet library) and doesn't seem to deliver 5.1 sound, my TV's interface is usable but awkward (nothing like Vudu), and only gets 5.1 sound on a few titles- they were using Dolby Digital Plus for a while but have changed to DTS Express which my TV can't output so I just get the newer ones in 2-channel.

How does this affect them using floor space to sell physical media?
With Target Ticket, they could wipe out the whole media section tomorrow and just put a sign up saying "Now buy everything on Target Ticket! No pesky discs, watch instantly! Streaming is the future!" If they merge with CinemaNow then they could still do that, but if they end up having nothing then that's more incentive for them to keep media in their stores. I'm surprised Best Buy doesn't own CinemaNow anymore, their media selection still sucks so they just won't be selling many movies period.
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
I'm surprised Best Buy doesn't own CinemaNow anymore, their media selection still sucks so they just won't be selling many movies period.
I didn't realize they sold it off.

The whole UltraViolet thing needs an overhaul anyway. Too many different services under one umbrella. I did Disc-to-Digital on CinemaNow a couple of years ago and it took me over a month to get the damn movie to show up in my library across all the platforms. There's potential but it's very clunky.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

I have a few movies purchased off Target Ticket.

I bought The Fault of our Stars extended edition and a few other movies with some credit I accumulated. I also have those Captain America exclusive featurettes that I claimed from buying the BD from Target. If the service goes under, I wonder if I would lose all of them. Since they were purchased off Target, it doesn't seem like they are UV and transferrable to other streaming providers.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I have a few movies purchased off Target Ticket.

I bought The Fault of our Stars extended edition and a few other movies with some credit I accumulated. I also have those Captain America exclusive featurettes that I claimed from buying the BD from Target. If the service goes under, I wonder if I would lose all of them. Since they were purchased off Target, it doesn't seem like they are UV and transferrable to other streaming providers.
I wondered the same thing but at the other forum I was told that all movies and credit would move over to cinemanow.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

They just announced the closing on their website. March 7th is the last day. They've partnered with CinemaNow, and you'll be able to transfer any purchases.

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Bummer that the venture is going under, but not surprised. There's just too many options out there for streaming and on demand and I'm sure Target wasn't making much or any money at all.
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Not a bummer at all, their site has to be the worst streaming site I've ever visited.
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Re: Target's Video Streaming Service

E-mail just received with the same info about this news.

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