Is love film any good for dvd rental?

  theDarkness 26 Sep 11
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Ive been receiving leaflets from lovefilm lately, when they are not sent through the post they are falling out of magazines-they must be making a fair bit. Its obvious that they are very popular now and may have monopolised the market in media rental, and now that amazon has taken them over nothing is ever likely to change that. From some youtube reviews it seems the films they send out may be legalised copies and not originals at all, perhaps in order to save themselves money. Some users have had issues with playback from the net, not getting the right discs, possibly unchecked or broken when sent in poor packaging, or getting the discs late (ruining their subscription pattern). It doesnt sound good so far, but then its usually only the very few with bad experiences who end up posting up reviews.

So all Im wondering about now is if anything from the original dvd discs has been removed (movie menus/extras when on same disc). Im not a major movie fanatic and dont have a giant widescreen tv either, but would be interested in finding out about the quality of the video on the discs :) thanks

  Pine Man 26 Sep 11

Never found anything missing nor have I ever had a problem viewing them. Excellent service and thoroughly recommended.

  ams4127 26 Sep 11

I believe that "Watchdog" on BBC this week has something about them.

  Forum Editor 26 Sep 11

I've never had a single problem with Love Film. My experience has been that they do exactly what they say they will do. The quality of the DVDs has been generally excellent.

  theDarkness 27 Sep 11

On the martin lewis forum theres a few complaints from may about not getting some sort of free voucher when you sign up for the free trial, with Love Film trying to get around having to give you them if you decide not to continue after your 30 days. I think the watchdog complaint might be about that, or something related (the general difficulty in being able to unsubscribe). Thats good to hear about not having any issues yourselves-what are the physical discs like and video quality in general? Its hard to find good reviews of their service, and its very hard to tell from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmsHcg8UcG0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrxTxGuKibE

They must surely be cheap copies if they are sent in the above sleeves and nothing else-I would hope they were 1 to 1 versions of originals of same quality with the menus etc. Ive noticed they have an online streaming service, wondered about the quality of the video on that too. Not getting videos to work and/or getting them late would obviously be the worst thing-should be interesting next thurs on watchdog

  interzone55 27 Sep 11

I've not used Love Film, but when I was in the States for a while I noticed that Blockbuster often had their own unique copies of films with the extras and multiple sub-title streams removed and additional trailers & adverts at the start that were impossible to skip.

Seeing as Love Film must have hundreds of copies of latest releases I would imagine they operate the same sort of system by having their own versions of the films mass produced.

  spuds 27 Sep 11

Being a regular user of Amazon services, I use to get quite a lot of advertising (mainly emails and parcel inserts) regarding special offers for Love Film. Don't seem to get much of that nowadays.

Might be well worth watching this weeks BBC Watchdog program, and see what all that is about?.

  LANDCRUISER 12 Oct 11

love films great

  acfc 30 Oct 11

Used love film for a number of years and highly recommend their service

I have received the occasional faulty disc but have sent it back and it has been replaced by return ~ no issues and no charges

  MAJ 02 Nov 11

I got an offer of a Love Film subscription this morning, 30 days free trial plus a £20 Amazon gift voucher when your first film is dispatched.

"Terms and Conditions:..... 2. To register for your free trial, a valid credit or debit card is required and you must be 18 or over."

So it isn't a free trial at all as they need your card details.

  spuds 02 Nov 11

MAJ

It is free for the trial period, but you must remember to cancel before the end of the trial period, otherwise they will start using the card details provided for any charges, after the trial period.

The initial details requirements are for checking and confirmation.

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