Does anyone agree with me that the idea of putting this stupid format with the Bluray version as well as the DVDs is stupid. You have to sign up to different companies before you can watch it, you have to have a internet connection to watch it if you are out and about and that it lasts for anly about a year. Hope they scrap it eventually.
Ultraviolet is the reason I'm not buying this version of the series. I've only got a 1 meg connection and an iPod classic, and trust me, to date UV and this has not been a useable combination. There's plenty of other threads on the subject, and I too hope the BBC realise the UV option is one that puts many potential buyers off.
I'd agree. I'm considering boycotting (well; just not buying) those that come with UV codes instead of proper digital copies. If I'm paying for a digital copy, there should be some legal obligation to give me what I have purchased, not the opportunity to sign up for some restricted internet-only 'service' from which you don't even actually get a recognisable movie file. It's a worse case than if you were to buy an audio track off amazon (for example), only to find it a next-to-useless RealAudio file (did any player actually support these?). At least in that case you don't have to sign up, jump through several hoops, install junk on supported hardware etc. all before you can actually select what isn't actually useable as a movie file. Legal challenge, anyone?