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    #16
    Re: High Price of 3D

    Originally posted by GlitterOutlaw View Post
    the only reason 3D isnt bigger is the high price nobody gonna pay 30-40 bucks for a movie lol

    i hope whoever dictactes this needs wake up and smell the movie, lower price youll make more money by volume, period.
    Vudu wouldn't charge $30 for a movie if people weren't paying it. Their hands are tied more than us customers would understand. Do you think Vudu should charge less than what they have to pay the studios to provide the movie? Do you know what their terms are? I always wonder why all of the Vudu pricing experts are customers instead of employees.

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      #17
      Re: High Price of 3D

      Originally posted by jeffpn View Post
      Vudu wouldn't charge $30 for a movie if people weren't paying it. Their hands are tied more than us customers would understand. Do you think Vudu should charge less than what they have to pay the studios to provide the movie? Do you know what their terms are? I always wonder why all of the Vudu pricing experts are customers instead of employees.
      well customer feedback is always helpful and VUDU can reply the message back to the studios
      I to think the 3D prices are ridiculous high but it is also the only way to get a digital copy in your cloud unless more companies start offering it .So far the only other I know of is 3DGO but not sure if you can buy or just rent(Haven't use it). I have 2 in flixster but they dont play in 3D but come up as 3D (Top Gun & Nurse- They also didn't import as 3D to VUDU)

      maybe in the future things will change , but it would be nice to have a 3D sale once in a while and keep those bundles coming !!!

      also would be nice to see some paramount 3d movies

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        #18
        Re: High Price of 3D

        Originally posted by kingdm9 View Post
        well customer feedback is always helpful and VUDU can reply the message back to the studios
        Of course Vudu, like any other company, likes to get customer feedback. Don't forget that Vudu (and the studios) also have numbers. They know how much money their titles are generating. That speaks volumes more than a customer or two per week who says that prices are too high. If they feel that the titles aren't generating enough revenue, they may lower the prices. If customers are paying for the titles at a rate that makes them happy, the prices will stay where they're at.

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          #19
          Re: High Price of 3D

          Originally posted by jeffpn View Post
          Vudu wouldn't charge $30 for a movie if people weren't paying it. Their hands are tied more than us customers would understand. Do you think Vudu should charge less than what they have to pay the studios to provide the movie? Do you know what their terms are? I always wonder why all of the Vudu pricing experts are customers instead of employees.
          Yes, they would, and you answer why in your own post. Their hands are tied, in that not only do they get a small profit on each sale or rental, but they have offered deals and discounts before and had to rescind them because the license owner objected to the drop in price, and they apparently have the final say on Vudu's final price. Note that the license owner is not necessarily the studio that either released the movie in the theater or distributed it on physical media (disc); the studios often use middlemen for that, so that sometimes different cuts of the same movie can be licensed by different entities, hence why sometimes a "theatrical cut" is UV but the "director's cut" of the same movie is not.

          Also, remember that these studios make a LOT more money on the theatrical release and on the physical media release than they do on the EST release. Many of them still consider EST as cannibalizing their physical media sales, and approach the streaming market with fear and trepidation. This is why we still have "blackouts" when movies are shown on premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.).

          So no, I don't know what Vudu's contract terms are either, but I know that their pricing model is not as simple or as flexible as you keep stating it is.

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            #20
            Re: High Price of 3D

            I never said Vudu's pricing model is simple or flexible. Vudu has no reason to offer a title at $30 unless there are people actually paying it. I'm only going off common sense here. Why would any company bother to offer a product at a price where it wasn't profitable, and too few people are buying to make it worth the company's effort? It makes more sense not to offer the product at all. My main point in any of these "Vudu charges too much" threads is that Vudu, like every other company, knows how their product is selling. They see the numbers. They know how many customers are buying. That information will always outweigh the people, however numerous, who post in forums, stating that their prices are too high. If consumers want prices to go down, consumers have to stop buying.

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              #21
              Re: High Price of 3D

              I would on occasion buy a DVD for thirty dollars but I can only think of one I paid more than that for. Sullivan's Travels.

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                #22
                Re: High Price of 3D

                Looks like some Fox and DreamWorks 3D titles are now a little cheaper than they previously were.

                $21.99

                How to Train your Dragon 2
                Penguins of Madagascar
                X-Men: Days of Future Past
                Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
                Rio 2
                Mr. Peabody and Sherman
                Exodus: Gods and Kings

                $19.99

                The Croods
                Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
                Turbo
                The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
                Walking With Dinosaurs

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                  #23
                  Re: High Price of 3D

                  It will be great if we can get 3D version of the movie as Instawatch, or we had more 3D/3'wD disc+digital bundles like Vudu did for Angry Birds 3D.

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                    #24
                    Re: High Price of 3D

                    My apologies in advance for the rant that follows.

                    The movie studios killed 3D for home use, and they did it because of greed.

                    1. Release 2D Blu-ray and DVD on the same day. Wait weeks/months/years before releasing in 3D.
                    2. Don't give people who already bought the 2D an option to upgrade. Put the 3D in "special edition" packs containing 2D Blu-ray and DVD copies, so anybody who bought the 2D version to see it in a timely manner ends up buying all the same stuff again, plus a single 3D disc.
                    3. For good measure, make those "special editions" exclusive to one or two retailers and raise the price to reflect their rarity.
                    4. As we have seen here, make it so that redemption codes from 3D movies redeem only in 2D, forcing the consumer to pay again if they want 3D streaming.
                    5. After the inevitable collapse of demand, and all TV manufacturers stop making 3D sets, stop releasing 3D at all in US. Force people to hunt down grey-market imported discs such as my UK Beauty and Beast (2017) 3D.

                    I thought all that was bad enough and then I read some technical details. A little known fact is that there is no real requirement that a 3D Blu-ray disc be played on a 3D player. If mastered correctly, the same disc can play the movie in either 3D or 2D on a 3D player, or 2D on non-3D player. That popup message saying this disc requires a 3D player and TV is an artificial restriction for the sole purpose of selling more discs.

                    If the studios wanted 3D to succeed, they would have made their mass-market packages a 3D/2D Blu-ray and DVD bundle as before. Anyone who bought Blu-ray discs would not have to buy new ones if they got a 3D TV and 3D player.

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