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Old 03-28-2012, 04:16 PM
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Default Blockbuster online service support dropped from various platforms

Found this in the AVS download forums, thread referenced Samsung players but it appears to be widespread.

I found this link that explained the situation:

http://tivolovers.livejournal.com/818174.html

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The reason for this really has nothing to do with TiVo, or any of the other similarly impacted platforms that are losing Blockbuster. This all started back in 2007 when Blockbuster attempted to enter the digital movie market by acquiring Movielink. This attempt failed, so in 2009 they decided to try again by partnering with CinemaNow, which had just been acquired by Sonic. Ever since then Blockbuster’s download service has been powered by Sonic, which has since been acquired by Rovi.

Blockbuster’s deal with Sonic expires on 3/31/12, and they aren’t extending it. Since all of the current platforms that support Blockbuster’s download service use the Sonic implementation, they’re all going to stop working – and that includes TiVo.
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