Yep, another HD hit has arrived on Xbox Live Marketplace courtesy of Disney. As you know, 3D animated films really show off well on your HD set. Nothing can match the direct high definition digital transfer of CG. Download, watch and enjoy!
This movie really does look outstanding in HD
Isn't this a Blu-Ray exclusive movie?
it can still be out on the cinema, still be out on dvd, can still be as downloadable content and can still be aired on sky movies and still appear on tell once it's been out for a while..
Looks like the HD DVD 360 owners are on a winner if this is a bluray exclusive.. Though I don't but into the whole HDDVD/BluRay benefit..
Yes it's a BR exclusive but Pirates of the Caribbean was also a BR exclusive and it's available on the XBL Marketplace.
Can I download this with an european account?
It IS blu-ray exclusive, meaning it will not be out on HD-DVD. Do not mistake that for downloadable HD content. It is the same as buying and downloading an HD version of a movie from blockbuster or amazon.
ABOUT bloody time.. Why are there still so few films on the download service? I'd expect them to be adding a few films a week..
What's the average time that it takes to download an HD movie.. and in your opinion does it look as good downloaded as it does on HD-DVD?
i know that a lot has to do on your internet speed and all that but all i wanna know it's a ballpark figure..
I'd not even bother trying, seeing as most of them seems to be stereo, and alot bigger, the normal DVD ones take long enough to download (usually watchable in 15 mins). But I find the normal ones sufficient quality to watch.. The HD-DVD ones are too much to watch me thinks..
Depends on your connection. You can start watching the movie before its done downloading. I have a 5mb download speed and in about 10 min I can start watching my movies. My brother has a 12mb down connection and in 45 seconds he can start watching. I am talking about HD movies also which look fantastic. The great thing though is you do not have to wait for it to be done....
I have it on Blu-Ray. Go ahead and download it on Live if you want so you can watch it for 24 hours only, then have to pay again if you want to watch it again. This is why its exclusive in HD on Blu-Ray. You can watch it on Live, but not own it.
so the reason this movie is exclusive to blu ray is because on xbox live you can only rent it for 24 hours.........HUH?!
that makes absolutely no sense and dont back peddling you just said this.
""This is why its exclusive in HD on Blu-Ray. You can watch it on Live, but not own it. ""
as you can see its exclusive to blu ray BECAUSE u can only rent it on xbox live..........yes because i can keep the same movie on blu ray from blockbuster for 4 dollar or so movie rental fee forever right? im not charged any more for it? WELL ****! i wish i had known this when buying my 200 title dvd selection i could have RENTED them from Blockbuster and never paid an iota more ever! instead of full 14.99-19.99 retail price! damn blu ray users are geting ripped off for 19.99-29.99 they can just go to block buster and rent it and keep it for 4 bux!
Im able to keep movies i RENT from any other place with out late fees and with out being charged full price right?
this is a rental it is nothing but that, and its not HD exclusive i can rent them HD on xbox live.
Exclusive:appearing by no other means.
you can start to watch a downloaded movie in about 5-10 minutes after you start the download. if will finish downloading as you watch it. also once you hit play you have 24 hours to watch it as many times as you want within those 24 hours. if you just download it, you can let it sit for 14 days before its unwatchable. so dont download it unless your ready to watch. an yes they look ALMOST identical downloaded from the marketplace as the do on hd-dvd an blu ray. you know theres really not that much difference between 1080i an 720p, just as the difference is minimal between 1080i an 1080p. theres some difference but very very little!!
Blu-ray and HD-DVD exclusives only pertain to hard-media and not digital downloads.
I do not purchase DVD copies of movies in any format unless I intend to watch them several times over or unless they have special meaning for me and are worthy to add to my collection.
I only have basic cable, 85 channels, which for me, are already about 75 channels of garbage. I don't watch enough TV to warrant more. So for me, the convenience of Marketplace movies and tv shows is a perfect fit.
I find myself using the service more and more while sifting through cable-crap less and less.
Once again Microshaft want to bugeer us canadians. Not only do we pay more for points and therefore more for the movies, but we dont get any movies like this. There are a total of 28 movies for download in canada and the most are high quality affair like henry: potrait of a serial killer. As a matter of fact i think the only big budget movie that can be downloaded from the marketplace in canada is 300. The video marketplace really sucks up here in canada. Is it this terrible everywhere else? Or is M$h!t giving all the good content to the US and screwing the rest of us?
You do know that MS would love to release it to every country on day one but with the rights and legal issues it is out of their hands.
Man this was a good movie... a friend of mine told me it was one of the best movies this year but i was a bit skeptical because the whole rat concept... so I picked up the blu-ray copy on boxing day ($25, you can't pass up an offer like that) and I was blown away. Well... I won't be renting it, but at least this expands the viewers to not only blu-ray owners =)
great comment, bubbles for you sir. I think hard media is on it's way out, i really like digital distribution, gets rid of the clutter, When i get my IPod i will never buy a cd again, but i will buy full cd I-Tunes though for artists i like to support. But really i think digital distribution is the next big thing, all this clutter, i hate it, i just can't wait. I'll get a terabyte hardrive and download away, when the next big thing (digital distribution) starts.
i have an xbox 360 and a PS3, i have blu ray and HD-DVD, there is no way i would DL from Xbox Live for movies. For 1: you cant own anything, 2: it looks NO WHERE as good to actually owning the physical disc, 3: it sounds NOTHING like owning the original disc.
Ratatouille on blu ray looks FANTASTIC, and sounds UNBELIEVABLE!
so when you dowload it you cant keep it? so how long do you have it for? thats stupid
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