Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
Netflix is renting and sending out what they are allowed. For the upteenth time its not their "fault". A studio has chosen to remove lossless from certain titles on blu-ray, just like many remove the unrated/director's cut. Redbox and Netflix are only allowed the rental version, nothing they can do.
My system is nice enough that a DD 5.1 track is not the end of the world. I used to let the concept bother me but no way in hell am I buying Red 2. It's easier to just enjoy the movie and not get caught up in studio greed,
Exactly .. if a rental version is produced, it's likely to be at both NF and RB ..
If a real B&M is in your area, it's possible they may stock the full retail version ..
RB and NF really cannot be faulted .. they offer inexpensive rentals .. Studios believe they are undercutting the value of the content .. they compromise by cutting corners ..
As I've mentioned before, if NF or RB could come up with a premium rental pricepoint and offer full retail disks for an additional charge, some would probably use it ..
Otherwise, the bulk of the population neither cares nor notices the downgrade audio ..