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Old 02-05-19, 08:28 PM
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Re: Ultraviolet shutting down

I have some faith on Vudu. When they got rid of Porn, they gave everyone refunds. And when they dropped the price of D2D, everyone got credit back. They gave me around $250 in Vudu credit for my previous D2D purchases.

So if they decide to close Vudu, I kinda expect them to do something for their customers. Maybe give them Walmart store credit. Or maybe just keep the servers active so that customers that own movies can continue watching them. Or perhaps they'll make arrangements with another streaming retailer to transfer all previous purchases.

But I don't think they'll just close it and leave all those customers with nothing.
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Old 02-05-19, 09:36 PM
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Re: Ultraviolet shutting down

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I have some faith on Vudu. When they got rid of Porn, they gave everyone refunds. And when they dropped the price of D2D, everyone got credit back. They gave me around $250 in Vudu credit for my previous D2D purchases.

So if they decide to close Vudu, I kinda expect them to do something for their customers. Maybe give them Walmart store credit. Or maybe just keep the servers active so that customers that own movies can continue watching them. Or perhaps they'll make arrangements with another streaming retailer to transfer all previous purchases.

But I don't think they'll just close it and leave all those customers with nothing.
That is another thought. Vudu may be big enough that they don't want to burn all that customer goodwill. They may actually have learned a lesson from their music store. Transferring purchases to another retailer sounds like a win-win, since Walmart doesn't suffer the backlash of all those customers suddenly losing their purchases, and the other retailer gains the good will, and hopefully future purchases, of those customers being transferred.
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Old 02-06-19, 06:54 AM
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Re: Ultraviolet shutting down

How well did the transfer of content from Target Ticket to CinemaNOW work out for most?

For me:
I had content exclusive to Target Ticket that did go to CinemaNOW while others lost content.

I had content exclusive to CinemaNOW and credit with CinemaNOW that was lost including the exclusive content from Target Ticket. In addition, there was some UV locker issue years after CinemaNOW closed and a few of my CinemaNOW UV titles disappeared from my UV locker. Multiple help desk tickets to UV and studios etc never returned the content. I had to rebuy some titles and others were no longer UV or no longer available.

So it can happen.

There also was some exclusive content to Walmart's digital music that is now no longer available anywhere. Thankfully I'd downloaded my stuff before the demise.

Sony used to have a music service also which had tons of exclusive MP3 content. All that is gone unless some user somewhere ensured they downloaded the content. I didn't procure all the content I wanted and now some of the stuff I wanted cannot be found.

It can happen and has happened. Let's hope the future is better. Despite disc rot, theft, loss, fire, etc, physical is still the only way to truly ensure our titles are still available to us.
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