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  • Marvel1
    Marvel1 Posts: 7,206 Forumite
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    Seems the best alternative https://www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk/

    £12 2 discs at a time and unlimited (3 other choices), same price as Lovefilm by Post but with 1 less disc at a time. Will give it a go, hopefully just as fast service. Post on Monday, new on Wednesday, post Thursday new one Saturday (non bank holiday week).
  • onomatopoeia99
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    Probably ready to close imminently too.
    Interested where you get your information. There is a paragraph on the homepages of the Cinema Paradiso website:

    We have just learned the sad news that LoveFilm, the only other service in the UK offering DVD and Blu-ray rental, is closing down its service on 31st of October 2017. As a result, we have been overwhelmed with questions so please refer to our FAQ page to get some of the answers. And NO, we are not closing our service. We are going strong as ever and investing in the titles all the time. So we are here for many years to come.

    And the first entry on their FAQ page:

    Q: Are you closing your service?
    A: No. We are going strong as ever. We are investing in new titles all the time and are here for many years to come.
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  • onomatopoeia99
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    And while a Lovefilm by post customer, I've not had the closing down email (and I've checked the spam folder too).
    Proud member of the wokerati, though I don't eat tofu.Home is where my books are.Solar PV 5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.Mortgage free July 2023
  • [Deleted User]
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    Interested where you get your information. There is a paragraph on the homepages of the Cinema Paradiso website:
    I didn't get my information from their website;).

    Of course they are trying to drum up extra sales and obviously want to cash in on the imminent closure of Love Film, but they are still running a business model which is not sustainable in the long term against the rapidly expanding streaming services. They are on borrowed time.
    I've not had the closing down email
    Are you hoping they've changed their minds? :)
    everytime I want to see something on Prime, its £2.99 an episode - I have Prime membership. Am I doing anything wrong?


    It can be a little confusing if you are not used to it. If the film has the Prime logo next to it then there is no charge for Prime subscribers. However, not every film is free, especially new releases, so do check.
  • Marvel1
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    Interested where you get your information. There is a paragraph on the homepages of the Cinema Paradiso website:

    We have just learned the sad news that LoveFilm, the only other service in the UK offering DVD and Blu-ray rental, is closing down its service on 31st of October 2017. As a result, we have been overwhelmed with questions so please refer to our FAQ page to get some of the answers. And NO, we are not closing our service. We are going strong as ever and investing in the titles all the time. So we are here for many years to come.

    And the first entry on their FAQ page:

    Q: Are you closing your service?
    A: No. We are going strong as ever. We are investing in new titles all the time and are here for many years to come.

    Also I guess with new customers they will be even stronger, I am going to be one of them.

    Amazon can shove their firestick, no good to me if they can't be bothered to stream a big selection of movies/tv shows that are on disc. Also some that can stream there is a separate charge again!
  • brek01
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    Really gutted to read that the service is closing. Streaming, is only acceptable for the low quality mp3 generation customers who do not care for quality source material, its simply rubbish. I have a thx certified home cinema which demands the best quality source possible. I have been a customer since its launch, and have no other option to watch high quality media other than love film blu ray, i hope other love film customers follow my lead and sack off amazon completely, I will not be renewing my prime membership and will not be buying from amazon in future.
  • brek01
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    I didn't get my information from their website;).

    Of course they are trying to drum up extra sales and obviously want to cash in on the imminent closure of Love Film, but they are still running a business model which is not sustainable in the long term against the rapidly expanding streaming services. They are on borrowed time.

    Are you hoping they've changed their minds? :)

    you are talking nonsense, there is a large customer base of film fanatics like me with high quality replay equipment that will pay for a service that delivers full h264/265 blu ray source material. i was paying £14.99 for three films at home at one point, and would gladly pay paradiso the same to ensure a high quality veiwing experience.
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    Brek01 wrote: »
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    you are talking nonsense, there is a large customer base of film fanatics like me with high quality replay equipment that will pay for a service that delivers full h264/265 blu ray source material.
    So why has Love Film closed if there is "a large customer base" willing to pay for such a service?

    Do you really show borrowed discs through a high end system? You put scratched and generally abused rentals into expensive equipment?

    So I'm talking "nonsense"?
    Really?

    Even Blu-ray sales (not rentals) have taken a nose dive in recent times. Discs are living on borrowed time and will soon become either a very niche market or even a thing of the past.

    Still think I'm talking "nonsense"? Look at the latest Blu-ray sales;
    http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/dvd-bluray/blu-ray/48151/falling-dvd-blu-ray-sales-and-an-era-passing
  • System
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    Even Blu-ray sales (not rentals) have taken a nose dive in recent times. Discs are living on borrowed time and will soon become either a very niche market or even a thing of the past.

    Still think I'm talking "nonsense"? Look at the latest Blu-ray sales;
    http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/dvd-bluray/blu-ray/48151/falling-dvd-blu-ray-sales-and-an-era-passing

    But with those figures, you can't tell is it because of people switching to streaming or not buying blu-rays because the past 2 years of new film releases has been generally rubbish?
  • [Deleted User]
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    the past 2 years of new film releases has been generally rubbish?
    That's your opinion. Others might disagree.

    I think it's the discs which are reaching the end, not Hollywood films...
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