Originally Posted by Panson
Good stuff, NTTD. Whatever comes that can store efficiently without concern about AV erosion or disappearance, I'm all for. It may not apply to me, but that's quite okay.
Just don't drop it!
I can see why studios might like this format, people would have to re-buy if it broke.
While I still buy and prefer physical media for the few movies that deserve the all-out treatment (and are good enough to re-watch on occasion), I like digital copies a bunch.
Having kids in the house completely changed my view on streaming, nothing gets lost damaged or misplaced.
Before widespread streaming content, I had to re-purchase movies that were on heavy rotation in the house (mostly kids stuff) more that a few times.
Having used Steam since the early days showed me this upside of digital copies long ago too.
As far as "loosing" my content licenses to companies going under, UV going under didn't hurt me any. AFAIA everything transferred over to VUDU, if I lost anything I don't miss it.
Plus I just recently purchased a 4K UHD movie that had a UV "digital copy" (The Fifth Element). It tried the DV code on VUDU and it worked, I now have the digital 4K version too so no loss there either.
[EDIT] I misspoke, I have the 1080p (HDX) digital version not the 4K (UHD) one. Not sure if that would have been any different with UV. As I haven't used them in years, I'm not sure if they even had UHD copies of movies.