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Unread December 28th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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"Rental Exclusive"

I've been noticing this more and more on our movies lately. Anyone know what makes them so "exclusive"?

Are they just leaving off bonus features and unrated versions so people who might just rent the movie from Redbox decide to buy it instead?
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Unread December 28th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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It might be a move against us...for example, if someone buys a PRP of Hangover they'll be getting a disc that says RENTAL on it and has no special features.
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It might be a move against us...for example, if someone buys a PRP of Hangover they'll be getting a disc that says RENTAL on it and has no special features.
The 1 disc of Hangover retail has no special features either... however it is digital copy.
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apart from additional features (or lack thereof), rental has more copyright protection and in a lot of cases, is full of a lot of fake data on the disc.

disney has the most toughest yet messiest encryption methods for their rentals. not impossible to get through but they get even more messy with each new disney film to release on dvd.

apart from that, some rental discs also have more trailers/studio ads than the retail versions. i noticed that Universal films tend to do this. not sure of anyone else.
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Unread December 29th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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The irritating part of some of these new rental disks is that we have been told they do not play in all players. Wonder if it has something to do with the new copyright protection features.
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have you come across more unskippable trailers?
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disney has the most toughest yet messiest encryption methods for their rentals. not impossible to get through but they get even more messy with each new disney film to release on dvd.
If it can be played, it can be copied.

Also, I bought a copy of Taken from Hollywood Video a few months ago and it has "Rental Exclusive" across it. I haven't tried copying it (since, well, I have no reason to copy it... since I own it...) but I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem.
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have you come across more unskippable trailers?
I know what you're talking about. The past few blu-rays I've rented have had such things, I press "top menu", "pop up/menu" on my ps3 bd remote to no avail. Skip or Next (whatever you want to refer to it as) doesn't work either. If I recall, it will allow you to fast forward though....awesome. Also, if anyone else is into blu-ray, has anyone noticed how terribly crappy the trailers look on the blu-ray discs...its like a bad encode or something.
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