Easier just to get your mate to tape it off the telly
Pop it on a USB stick and Bob's your uncle.
UK bookseller Barnes & Noble has become the first retailer in the UK to support UltraViolet, the online film library that’s the closest thing we have to a universal digital content format - and which Tesco reckons is "too complicated" for Brits. Enter Nook Video, a B&N service with makes movie and TV show downloads available …
Although Barnes & Noble may have retail outlets in the UK the UltraViolet website is operated by a US data controller. If you want to hand your personal data to yet another overseas company and forgo the statutory rights afforded you as a UK data subject then by all means register.
I think it's important to distinguish between a UK retailer that operates under UK laws and has a legal obligation to uphold the statutory rights of it's UK data subjects, and those that don't.
You bought a disc that came with a UV license to play the film until Warner decide to stop you.
The Nook video store is the first place you can buy a UV license in the UK without first buying a disc.
UV is a mess. I bought a blu-ray last week that came with a UV license so I thought I'd check it out. First I went to the UV website and registered for an account, then I clicked on my collection to add in the code from the bluray box. Only that's not how you do it, instead I had to go to the flixster website choose my film from the list and enter the code there. This means I now have a UV account and a flixster account.
If I buy another bluray from warner it will show up on my flixster account, if I buy a new bluray from someone else I will need another account and another piece of software to play the film.
Once I got the whole thing set up it was a fairly OK experience but I think it's nearly as quick to rip the film off of the disc and recompress for the appropriate system.
I agree. I thought UV was a sort of "central repository" of films that I simply add my UV code to watch. But oh no, UV is sort of a central licensing authority that you need an account for. you then have many subsidiaries that you need to use to watch said items.
Waste of time.
Bought a Nook HD 8GB yesterday, registered a nook account, linked my UV account to it, bought a UV title (Sherlock Holmes)
The Sherlock Holmes movie has NOT shown in my uvvu.com "our collection" at all. Neither has the movie I already had in my uvvu.account shown in the nook library.
There is no feature that i could find to enter a voucher code either.
In fact, it seems there is almost nothing of UV that works in the product. A press release disconnected from reality.
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