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So does Insurgent have the full monty or is it stripped to DD 5.1?
I rented both "Divergent" and "Insurgent" at a B&M yesterday (Family Video) .. They were both DD 5.1 .. I'd guess RB would be as well .. it's odd since this B&M generally carried the full meal deal disks ..

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I watched my rental from www.3d-blurayrental.com of the Insurgent movie on Monday night. These are the titles I always rent from them now and avoid using Netflix or Redbox. Since they have the retail versions. Although I actually rented the 3D version which probably doesn't have a rental equivalent. But www.3d-blurayrental.com also had the 2D version to rent as well.

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I watched my rental from www.3d-blurayrental.com of the Insurgent movie on Monday night. These are the titles I always rent from them now and avoid using Netflix or Redbox. Since they have the retail versions.
If you want to play, you have to pay $. Personally, since they are so few and far between, I can live with the difference in audio quality from lossy Lions Gate titles I receive.

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I watched my rental from www.3d-blurayrental.com of the Insurgent movie on Monday night. These are the titles I always rent from them now and avoid using Netflix or Redbox. Since they have the retail versions. Although I actually rented the 3D version which probably doesn't have a rental equivalent. But www.3d-blurayrental.com also had the 2D version to rent as well.
Maybe I need to check this out as well, because I was very pissed to discover that my RedBox rental did not have the Dolby Atmos soundtrack (the whole reason I rented Blu-Ray). OTOH, I remember my American Sniper rental had it. Once burned, twice cautious now.

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The last 5 BR's I've rented from Netflix have all have either DD or DTS instead of the lossless files. Insurgent being the first but as discovered on this forum, there is an explanation for it. (I realize LG has downgraded the Netflix discs).

What's the deal??? To make sure it's not a hardware issue, I've played Tron etc that I own and the HD lossless audio plays fine. Is Netflix downgrading all of their new discs?

I called Netflix and the guy was clueless about the type of audio formats. waste of time...
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The last 5 BR's I've rented from Netflix have all have either DD or DTS instead of the lossless files. Insurgent being the first but as discovered on this forum, there is an explanation for it. (I realize LG has downgraded the Netflix discs).

What's the deal??? To make sure it's not a hardware issue, I've played Tron etc that I own and the HD lossless audio plays fine. Is Netflix downgrading all of their new discs?

I called Netflix and the guy was clueless about the type of audio formats. waste of time...

No, all disks are not downgraded .. the original purpose of this thread was to note those that are .. we've been thru the why part ad infinitum .. it is what it is, neither NF nor RB is able to change the policy, since it's LG that controls the issue ..


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Yep, 3dblurayrental sends you the retail version.

My solution is, if it is a disc I want to own, buy it, if I wasn't gonna buy it anyways, I enjoy the 5.1 Dolby track

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Being a reative nuwbie here, and don't want to go through 39 pages of posts to find the answer, *who* is LG?

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AHHH..OK. Thanks.

I have followed this thread, somewhat, but I don't rent, I buy. I rue the day one will only be able to stream movies, as being an old geezer, I like to watch movies and if I own them, I can watch them as often as I like. All the old DD's we like, I upgrade to BD if they become available. I guess my movie collection now runs close to a 1000 movies, maybe more...they take up a whole 30 foot wall of the theater room.

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Did Redbox not release anything today .. ?? I checked their page and it looked like the same as last week ..

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I guess you'll have to wait until Friday.

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I rented a copy of Avengers: Age of Ultron from Red box and the disc says Dolby digital. Has anyone tried the rental? Is it really DTS-MA 7.1? I didn't want to buy this one due to the screwed up sound mix.
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I rented a copy of Avengers: Age of Ultron from Red box and the disc says Dolby digital. Has anyone tried the rental? Is it really DTS-MA 7.1? I didn't want to buy this one due to the screwed up sound mix.
The retail version, I bought this morning, lists DTS-HD MA 7.1 on the back cover.

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I rented a copy of Avengers: Age of Ultron from Red box and the disc says Dolby digital. Has anyone tried the rental? Is it really DTS-MA 7.1? I didn't want to buy this one due to the screwed up sound mix.
Netflix's web page:
Language and sound English: DTS 7.1 HD Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1 French: Dolby Digital 5.1

I assume it is the same with RB. I have the disc, but haven't watched it yet. The only titles that I have rented that are not lossless are by Lionsgate.


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This is a first that I can remember where Redbox did not release a single BD as part of their new release. Maybe a sign of things to come?
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I thought that only movies made by Lionsgate had the lossy soundtrack when rented at Netflix or Redbox. But Avengers-Age of Ultron was made by Disney. Do all movies from Disney also only have the lossy soundtrack when rented through Netflix or Redbox? I'm sorry if this question has already been asked and responded to before!


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I thought that only movies made by Lionsgate had the lossy soundtrack when rented at Netflix or Redbox. But Avengers-Age of Ultron was made by Disney. Do all movies from Disney also only have the lossy soundtrack when rented through Netflix or Redbox? I'm sorry if this question has already been asked and responded to before
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The Avengers Age Of Ultron Netflix rental is the same as the retail disc. The sound tract is 7.1 DTS MA.

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The Avengers Age Of Ultron Netflix rental is the same as the retail disc. The sound tract is 7.1 DTS MA.

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Hi Ian


Thanks for your response. The reason I asked the question about AAOU is because the details about the language and sound on the Netflix site for this movie says that it is 7.1 DTS HD in French, but the English language soundtrack is listed as Dolby Digital 5.1 which I take to be the lossy soundtrack. Did you receive the disc from Netflix with the 7.1 DTS-MA soundtrack in English? If so, then the information in the Netflix site would appear to be incorrect.


http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Avenger...l&trkid=222336


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Thanks for your response. The reason I asked the question about AAOU is because the details about the language and sound on the Netflix site for this movie says that it is 7.1 DTS HD in French, but the English language soundtrack is listed as Dolby Digital 5.1 which I take to be the lossy soundtrack. Did you receive the disc from Netflix with the 7.1 DTS-MA soundtrack in English? If so, then the information in the Netflix site would appear to be incorrect.


http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Avenger...l&trkid=222336


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Sorry, but you read it wrong. As I posted previously, from Netflix: English: DTS 7.1 HD French: Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1

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Sorry, but you read it wrong. As I posted previously, from Netflix: English: DTS 7.1 HD French: Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1

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Hi Ian


Of course you are absolutely right! I looked at the information again and realized that I screwed up while reading the details. Thanks for setting me straight!


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Was reported on another site that the rental of Sicario has lossy audio only.

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Was reported on another site that the rental of Sicario has lossy audio only.
I can confirm that the Redbox rental has lossy audio only, no doubt the Netflix rental does as well.

I returned it without watching and rented it from 3DBlurayrental.com instead.
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I can confirm that the Redbox rental has lossy audio only, no doubt the Netflix rental does as well.

I returned it without watching and rented it from 3DBlurayrental.com instead.
I bought it and watched it tonight. Glad I did.
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I bought it and watched it tonight. Glad I did.
Haven't received it from 3D yet, short wait, but it seemed like a film that deserved to be seen with an HD audio track.
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