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    Why is PC streaming limited to SD

    Is there a real reason why PC streaming is limited to SD? Both my laptop and desktop have 1080p screens, and I commonly use them hooked over HDMI to my receiver & TV. Why do I need to pay $150+ on an external box just to get 1080p & 7.1 sound?

    Is this purely an irrational fear of pirating? It'll get out on the net sooner rather than later anyway.

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    Re: Why is PC streaming limited to SD

    The funny thing is, the studios making these kind of asinine restrictions on people who actually want to pay for their content, make the pirate route a more attractive option than the legitimate source.

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      Re: Why is PC streaming limited to SD

      Very much so. Not that I've ever gotten videos (tv, move, etc) from an unauthorized source. But those sources seem like they are much easier to use & more flexible in terms of where/when I could watch them.

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        Why only SD

        why can you only play SD on the computer.

        I have a 1080p capable computer and 1gig connection. seems unfair

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          Re: Why only SD

          Originally posted by aleicgrant View Post
          why can you only play SD on the computer.

          I have a 1080p capable computer and 1gig connection. seems unfair
          You remind me of my kids. Here's your answer: "Because they said so!!!"

          It really doesn't matter why. You know the terms. You may not like them, but what difference would it make to you if you knew why? You can't change it. It's vudu's and the studio's decision.

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            Re: Why only SD

            Originally posted by jeffpn View Post
            You remind me of my kids. Here's your answer: "Because they said so!!!"

            It really doesn't matter why. You know the terms. You may not like them, but what difference would it make to you if you knew why? You can't change it. It's vudu's and the studio's decision.
            Ummm...ok...

            So back to the legit question of why PC is limited to SD... is it really piracy that is the concern? Or is it just them trying to push the sales of set-top boxes?

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              Re: Why only SD

              Originally posted by silentsammy View Post
              Ummm...ok...

              So back to the legit question of why PC is limited to SD... is it really piracy that is the concern? Or is it just them trying to push the sales of set-top boxes?
              Vudu doesn't make STBs any longer, they just license their software. The studios are paranoid about not just piracy, but control in general.

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                Re: Why only SD

                Originally posted by silentsammy View Post
                Ummm...ok...

                So back to the legit question of why PC is limited to SD... is it really piracy that is the concern? Or is it just them trying to push the sales of set-top boxes?
                I doubt piracy has anything to do with it. I bet it's because the vast majority of people watching on their computers are watching on monitors too small or too cheap to see a difference between SD and HDX. Why should Vudu dedicate all that bandwidth to a bunch of people who couldn't see a difference anyway? Speculation, sure. I don't see where Vudu answered you, though. Now, armed with that knowledge, change Vudu's mind.

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                  Re: Why only SD

                  Originally posted by jeffpn View Post
                  I doubt piracy has anything to do with it. I bet it's because the vast majority of people watching on their computers are watching on monitors too small or too cheap to see a difference between SD and HDX. Why should Vudu dedicate all that bandwidth to a bunch of people who couldn't see a difference anyway? Speculation, sure. I don't see where Vudu answered you, though. Now, armed with that knowledge, change Vudu's mind.
                  +1!!!!, I think it's great people want to view movies on different devices.....That said, I have a hard time watching films on a small screen with small sound, takes the impact of the film away.....Watching Avatar on a cell phone screen or PC? Won't happen in my house....

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                    Re: Why only SD

                    Originally posted by jeffpn View Post
                    I doubt piracy has anything to do with it. I bet it's because the vast majority of people watching on their computers are watching on monitors too small or too cheap to see a difference between SD and HDX. Why should Vudu dedicate all that bandwidth to a bunch of people who couldn't see a difference anyway? Speculation, sure. I don't see where Vudu answered you, though. Now, armed with that knowledge, change Vudu's mind.
                    What difference does it make whether the bandwidth is used for a PC or one of the streaming devices?

                    And even on an old 19 inch monitor it's pretty easy to see the difference between SD and HD.

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                      Re: Why is PC streaming limited to SD

                      Hey, your beef is with Vudu, not me. Like I said earlier, this thread reminds me of a 5 year old asking his mommy "Why," when she just said "No." Does it really matter why Vudu won't allow you to stream HDX to your PC? Even if Vudu explained it, what would you do with the answer?

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