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Initial post: 13 Apr 2011 23:40:29 BDT
is anyone else getting annoyed by these? id rather get rid of the dvd and digital copy and have a lower price tag, or maybe some more extras since most blu rays are coming pretty slim on these.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 04:47:38 BDT
Gav.76 says:
Deffo! Couldn't agree more with you Luke! I guess the 1 good thing about the DVD copy is that if friends wanna borrow the movie they can, and I don't have to risk my BD discs getting scratched!! But, Digital copy?!? What a complete waste of time. If you buy the Blu-Ray, why on earth would you then sit there watching a non-HD version of it on an i-phone or a laptop? Seems completely pointless to me. I would much rather pay a bit less for just the BD disc.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 17:18:07 BDT
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Posted on 14 Aug 2011 09:03:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Aug 2011 09:04:04 BDT
I agree with the first two posts, digital copies are a waste.i did agree that getting a dvd was a waste as well and just ripping us off with the price,but as my parents are partly deaf and don't have a blu ray and no need for a home cinema i can lend them the dvd version.Also agree that xtras on the blu rays are pretty slim.The main features now seem to be the mode where u watch the film and then watch how they did a scene then u go back to watching the movie.
Personally i can't do that,id rather watch the filming of it separtely

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 02:51:24 BDT
The main problem with digital copies is that the film studios can choose as and when to "pull the plug", which is unfair and rather worrying.

I bought a film this week which was labelled as a "Digital Copy Special Edition" on the front cover, but when I went to enter the code in iTunes it told me it had expired. I don't see how they think this is kosher? It's not like the digital copy is advertised as a time-limited bonus, like when a DVD includes a voucher to get a free Lego Man from Asda, or a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, etc - these "Digital Copy Special Edition" or "Triple Play" releases are clearly labelled as being able to be played anywhere, and should continue to do so whether we choose to buy them the day they're released or a couple of years down the line.

I'd be interested to hear other people's views on this.

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 12:28:33 BDT
Honest joe1 says:
The thing is even without the digital copy or the dvd the price would only drop 1-2 pound at most as the dvd copy costs next to nothing for the studios so me personally i would rather spend the £1 and get the dvd(its handy for holidays and portable players) however i agree with the posts re: the digital copies come on studios stop with the limited formats and download by dates we have paid our money give us our product.

Posted on 26 Apr 2012 18:48:38 BDT
Bourne1886 says:
I love triple plays. Always get them if there is a choice. You can take the DVD and the Digital copy where ever you go. Great for use on a long train journey or long car journeys with the kids. Saves space having digi copies.

Posted on 27 Apr 2012 16:33:25 BDT
Wazza Jude says:
the only purpose the digital copy serves is to stop the industry having to sue the lot of us for piracy.,oh...and to gain the upper hand

In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2012 20:37:25 BDT
Bourne1886 says:
"The main problem with digital copies is that the film studios can choose as and when to "pull the plug", which is unfair and rather worrying."

What are you trying to say, I don't understand. Once you download the digital copy it's yours. They can't it away. I have my films stored on a hard drive. All digi copies are free and have an expiry date, it says so on the product. Triple plays are a time limited bonus!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2012 03:38:46 BDT
What I mean is that they shouldn't have an expiry date. If you're buying a "Triple Play" you're buying three versions of the film: Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Copy. Whether you choose to activate this digital copy immediately, or decide to wait a few weeks or months, even a few years, that shouldn't matter. It's yours.

The same goes for people who purchase a "Triple Play" which has already been on sale for a while, like I did recently.
If it's "expired" then it shouldn't be on shop shelves anymore.

If it was just a "time limited bonus" it would be something mentioned on a removable sticker or insert, and not written on the front of the packaging. It's irrelevant what it says on the back in small print - I could go and have "liable to kick grannies on Thursdays" tattooed onto the back of my neck but I'd still get arrested if I tried to do so. ;)
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Posted on 5 May 2012 19:46:19 BDT
Bourne1886 says:
Mr. L. Curry.

I agree with you that if it's on sale as a triple it should be in date.They shouldn't have sold it to you, although a shop or studio would probably argue that even though it's expired it is free and wouldn't effect the original RRP of the product.
Did you take it back and complain?

Posted on 6 May 2012 09:19:22 BDT
Wazza Jude says:
all said,i do think having a copy on your laptop is very convenient.Who watches a movie after a year or so anyway-your laptop alone only lasts 2/3 years before that needs replacing.....just put a sticker over the part of the case which says triple play & no one will notice,you can get some real nice ones in any kids stationary shop......

Posted on 25 May 2012 14:46:51 BDT
Paul Smith says:
i actually love the triple plays..... they suit me perfectly..... BD downstairs on the big screen, dvd in bedroom and media player travelling...great

Posted on 29 May 2012 20:45:24 BDT
fruitloops says:
i tried the digital copy for the first time yesterday. got about 50 blu rays with digital copies but never really been bothered about it. finally tried one out of curiosity. one movie, took up 1.2gb of space on my hard drive. it wouldnt let me play it on my tv, only on my pc. never bothered watching it, deleted it within 5 minutes of downloading it. i have that movie on dvd anyway, so if i wanted i could rip it in about 20 minutes anyway if i wanted a digital copy. and be able to play that copy on my tv off an external hard drive. if i wanted to, which i dont.

Posted on 11 Jun 2012 22:56:52 BDT
Bourne1886 says:
Double plays and triple plays are definitely worth it. I bought the double play edition of Invincible from the USA. At the time I couldn't play the BLU ray as it was region locked, but I could play the DVD on my multi region player. I have now invested in a multi region BLU ray player and can now watch it. The point I'm making is if you plan to purchase a BD player in the future, getting the double play future proofs you and encourages your transition to owning a BD player. I personally believe this is one of the reasons for double plays etc.

Posted on 1 Jul 2012 03:45:33 BDT
why does anyone need a dvd in their blu ray. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! no more dvd's in blu ray packages. double plays are fine by me, no dvd's NO. stop charging me for dvd's they are phasing them out on new major releases I hear.
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