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    • moflint
    • By moflint 6th Aug 18, 4:43 PM
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    Won't allow download of purchased video to a computer
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    • 6th Aug 18, 4:43 PM
    Won't allow download of purchased video to a computer 6th Aug 18 at 4:43 PM
    I have over 30 titles in my PURCHASED video library with TalkTalk TV. TalkTalk have sold to Rakuten TV and I have just asked their Customer Services if I can download my films that I've purchased.

    The answer is Yes, as long as it is to a mobile phone or tablet. Well I don't watch films on my mobile phone, and have no idea how to get them off my phone onto my computer where I can watch them properly.

    If I OWN the film then surely I can download it to whatever device I choose. Any tips on dealing with this company?
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    • Les79
    • By Les79 8th Aug 18, 1:04 AM
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    Is Rakuten owned by or vice versa!

    Terrible company, terrible service!

    if you download to ios, can you not then just take it off it? Do you have to use a special app to watch the films?
    Originally posted by MB69
    Rakuten owns, they bought it out a few years ago. I worked in London for just before the merge. Then I went up to the North East to another non-related company (but one which was kept in the loop with Rakuten). Let me be absolutely clear here; was an inherently GOOD company. was a really good company to work for BUT it had a "Toys R Us" element to it in that the model wasn't sustainable. Cue Rakuten, a japanese company which wanted to be in the top 3 (if I recall correctly; that powerpoint presentation bores me just thinking about it) in the UK market, rivaling Ebay and Amazon. Kudos to them for branching into TalkTalk like, but sod me I feel like it is just a case of a poor company selling rights to another poor company here. Mind you, I say that but does anyone here watch Kobo?
    Last edited by Les79; 08-08-2018 at 1:09 AM.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 8th Aug 18, 6:29 PM
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    All my old TT films are available in Flixster. I down load using to my iPad and flick to my pc monitor. Easy! Use CONNECT TO MY SMART TV!
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    • munchpot
    • By munchpot 8th Aug 18, 7:27 PM
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    So why do we use these services? Are they so convenient we can't call at the shop and pick up a DVD for the same price? I won't be "buying" from these services in future, I'd rather have a physical copy.
    Originally posted by moflint
    Because they are often cheaper than individual purchases of physical products.

    Often, as well as having to pay a few to licence the film / programme etc the service provider would then have to pay the studio a fee per play / stream and, depending on the studio, this can be a fortune
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