Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen 4GB USB £5 @ HMV
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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen 4GB USB £5 @ HMV

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Found 25th Feb 2011
Not quite as cheap as the MY Memory offer a few months ago but still a good price as its around the same price for a normal 4GB usb drive

Paramount Pictures forms a new approach in bringing movie content to consumers. Collector's editions of the blockbuster movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, will be available on limited edition "Movie on USB" devices, which will play on any DivX certified device including PC, Mac and PS3. The USB device features the movie on a specially constructed 4GB USB emblem which sits inside a metal case with a unique identification number engraved into the packaging.

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Original Poster

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They have a cheek still trying to sell these as the movie expired on 31st Dec 2010.
They should be about £1.99

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martyboy70

They have a cheek still trying to sell these as the movie expired on 31st … They have a cheek still trying to sell these as the movie expired on 31st Dec 2010.They should be about £1.99



How can the movie 'expire' when its pre-installed on the drive? I think you are getting mixed up with the digital download!

# Film supplied on a 4GB USB stick, of which about 1GB is taken up by the film
# Collectable item - individually numbered
# One off print run
# DIVX certified DRM, compatible with PC or MAC OS
# Up to 5 device licenses
# Option to burn to DVD
# Unlimited viewing on registered devices

I have one if these. The file is a DRM DivX file and must be activated from your computer online before it can be played, each device you want to play it on has to be activated via the DivX website first with the unique identification number on the box - that is how it can't be played after the expiry date!
If you are purchasing this to watch the film - check with HMV first that the expiration date is after the 31/12/10 otherwise you are just buying a novelty 4GB flash drive!

Yup, mine expired before I had a chance to activate it last year, so I have now ended up with a crappy novelty USB key, and a useless divx file that won't play. A complete rip-off in my opinion...

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designaw

I have one if these. The file is a DRM DivX file and must be activated … I have one if these. The file is a DRM DivX file and must be activated from your computer online before it can be played, each device you want to play it on has to be activated via the DivX website first with the unique identification number on the box - that is how it can't be played after the expiry date!If you are purchasing this to watch the film - check with HMV first that the expiration date is after the 31/12/10 otherwise you are just buying a novelty 4GB flash drive!



Fair enough, just read somewhere else the expiry date for activating the film was 31/12/10. Thats a bit daft for a collectors item. Naughty HMV dont tell you that on the website!

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big_sausage

Yup, mine expired before I had a chance to activate it last year, so I … Yup, mine expired before I had a chance to activate it last year, so I have now ended up with a crappy novelty USB key, and a useless divx file that won't play. A complete rip-off in my opinion...



Its not that crappy if you only paid £5 or less for it, about the going rate for a 4GB drive. Might be a blessing the film wasn't playable anyway!

^^What designaw said.
I think you are getting mixed up with someone who has to defend their thread.
All of these had to be activated (watched for the first time) before 31/12/2010
All you have now is a standard 4GB drive which you may as well format before using.
Maybe worth the extra if you are a TF fan like me(Ihave 2 of them) but probably not worth it if you are not.
Edited by: "martyboy70" 25th Feb 2011

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martyboy70

^^What designaw said.I think you are getting mixed up with someone who … ^^What designaw said.I think you are getting mixed up with someone who has to defend their thread.All of these had to be activated (watched for the first time) before 31/12/2010All you have now is a standard 4GB drive which you may as well format before using.Maybe worth the extra if you are a TF fan like me(Ihave 2 of them) but probably not worth it if you are not.



Yes my apologies, been around here long enough not to mess around defending threads. Misunderstanding due to lack of info about this on HMV.

Its a decent enough drive speedwise and looks good IMHO but isnt brilliantly made.
There is a Star Trek one as well availble for about the same price which is far better built.
Its made from solid metal and weighs enough to be used as an offensive weapon.

Sorry, I hope there is no misunderstanding, I am not attacking the deal. I blame HMV for not stating that these 'may' have expired and therefore cannot be played.
I actively encourage anyone to post deals on this forum, whether they of interest to me or not.
This is definetly for Transformers fans, it is quite chunky and plasticky though and is definitely worth the money for a fan. I had mine activated on my MacBook Pro and my Sony BDPS370 blu-ray (via the USB) and it's quite good playback, disappointing it's not 1080 and that they put an expiry date on it!
Voted hot anyway.

showing £17.99 now

Thanks for the clarifications on these! Useful thread.

hmv showing 17.99 for me ..

Banned

showing 17.99 here too

themessiah33

showing 17.99 here too


Now thats just robbery!
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