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PSA: Walmart BF DVD movies upgrade to Digital HD

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Just a quick note. Walmart had a horde of DVD movies still laying around for black Friday. We bought a fox movie for 2 bucks (Home Alone) and started to watch it. The quality was predictably bad but I went to redeem the digital copy and found that it was HD digital. It was significantly better quality than the DVD itself. I checked the box and it sure enough said on the top its a digital HD copy right on top. Vudu redeemed at HD quality.

That is a red hot deal to me but not sure if studios other than fox were doing this. It's worth a second look if you have any around your neighborhood.
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Created 11-26-2017 at 03:10 PM by blueaurora
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Just a quick note. Walmart had a horde of DVD movies still laying around for black Friday. We bought a fox movie for 2 bucks (Home Alone) and started to watch it. The quality was predictably bad but I went to redeem the digital copy and found that it was HD digital. It was significantly better quality than the DVD itself. I checked the box and it sure enough said on the top its a digital HD copy right on top. Vudu redeemed at HD quality.

That is a red hot deal to me but not sure if studios other than fox were doing this. It's worth a second look if you have any around your neighborhood.
Fox is the only studio that does this as a matter of practice. There is a list of other DVDs from other studios that give HD for the DVD's Digital copy (the list is over on Blu-ray.com and IDK if it is kept up anymore or not). There are some case by case examples in the big how things redeem itunes or UV thread as well.

The flip side to that coin is that their UHD 4K Blu-rays are also treated as HD/HDX so while that can make some of these $2 DVD's a nice deal because for some new movies people are charging more than $2 for the code so it's like a free DVD....but that same all codes are HD/HDX hurts for those paying extra for the 4K UHD Blu-rays when they only get HD/HDX digital copies.
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