The Truth About Amazon.com's New Unbox Service

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    When I first read about it, I thought it was cool, until someone pointed this out to me. Definately never going to use this service.

    Here are soem of the "highlights" to their user agreement.

    You can't watch the movies on a DVD player, yet they cost as much as, or in some cases, more than the DVD.

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  2. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    That makes the service pretty much worthless, doesn't it?
     
  3. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    fuck that
     
  4. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    this launch seems just frqught with problems an lliabilities. I really think they rushed it out the door to beat whatever Apple might drop next week...
     
  5. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    The hell with that, looks like I'll be doing my DVD shopping at my local stores.
     
  6. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    huh

    No thanks. I dont like online services anyhow
     
  7. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    Hence why I refuse to pay for downloads. I like to have control over everything I buy, and physical media gives me that control. I can take my DVDs and put them into my DVD player, watch them on my computer, or rip them and convert to MP4 to watch on my IPod.
     
  8. Kickback

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    I enjoy illegaly downloading my music and movies, thank you very much.
     
  9. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Great. Now drippy will see this and try to start another flame war.
     
  10. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I feel sorry for the people that don’t read the agreement or get tipped off my some one.
     
  11. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    You have watched Biodome starring Pauly Shore 4551924124 times. We will now delete all your movies. Thanks and have a nice day.
     
  12. butz

    butz slippery when wet

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    I think long before they logged that many viewings, they would've simply dispatched the men in white coats.

    As to this service, I'll stick to buying DVDs, thanks.
     
  13. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Word. Physical Media FTW.


    Did I really just say "Word."?
     
  14. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Absofuckinglutely!!!
     
  15. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Ebay:
    One word to that: NETFLIX!

    Jeeze... Amazon is going to try to do ANYTHING to make money. I hardly shop with them anymore, after they said my perfectly fine credit card (debit card) was invalid.
     
  16. Nightrain

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    As far as I'm aware, it's not illegal to download, only to share/sell.
     
  17. Joe Moore

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    I hope people spread this info around a bit. I'd hate to see people suckered into using this service thinking they are getting something worthwhile. If I don't have full control over my movies to watch as I see fit, then I won't buy it. I shouldn't have to buy a Media Center PC and use a shitty s-video cable to watch movies on my TV.
     
  18. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    DVDs now, DVDs forever.

    Or some variation, that is. I just like holding something in my hands and looking at it on my shelf.
     

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