Originally Posted by pmcd
What shenanigans? Most people don't care, or can't tell the difference, about HD audio and in any case the studios have every right to protect their intellectual property. Quite a few players on the iPad have recently dropped support for playing back higher end audio. I assume that is because of licensing issues.
Most people can't tell the difference and frankly, I'm not sure I can tell the difference. And it's not about their rights. I'm not talking about their rights
. I believe it's duplicitous to have a BD version without HD audio. When you go to the store the expanded versions and extra footage is all advertised as extra. But Blu-ray advertises HD Audio as being part of a Blu-ray. At least you are left with that impression upon watching their commercials. Furthermore, there appears to be BDs you can buy
where some versions have HD audio and another version of the same movie on BD does not. Only a close look at the back of the box will allow one to tell. Those of us watching this thread will be more careful to check the boxes but what about others who think they are getting the real deal only to find out they don't have what they thought they paid for? So the whole thing just smacks of deception by the studios and rubs me
the wrong way. I know the world doesn't revolve around me so I'll leave it at that.
I can tell you for sure that it will not encourage me to buy more movies.
I really wish we'd not sidetrack my thread with a discussion about people who steal movies
Originally Posted by djc11369
I was referring to people who rip rental movies that don't have hd audio. They could download the HD audio track and remux to include it. For movies that I find I would watch again I buy personally so it's not an issue for me. Hollywood doesn't make that many movies worth owning that I can't spring for it.
. The studios removing HD audio will not stop piracy. Nothing they do ever does. It probably only serves to encourage it. But I don't want people to get the impression that anybody here encourages, supports, or otherwise thinks it is acceptable to rip movies from RedBox or Blockbuster. If somebody wants to own the movie they ought to buy it