Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By sleepy_ep
  1. sleepy_ep's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    13 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Video Store on Canadian Playbook.... :(

    soooo I took my playbook to the U.S.

    booted it while in the U.S

    software update was available...downloaded it in U.S.

    all the sudden Video store is available...I can buy/rent all movies/shows

    but cross back into canada and boot it.

    Boot Video Store, it has a message pop up saying "Video Store only available in U.S. Territories, you may still watch any downloaded Movies/Shows that were previously downloaded.

    sooooo close


    o well
    rexxenex likes this.
  2. Thunderbuck's Avatar

    Posts
    5,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,283 Global Posts
    PIN
    2B6927F7
    #2  

    Default

    Umm, yeah. It has to do with the distributor having the legal right to sell stuff outside the USA.

    I'm impressed you were even able to download there, actually.
  3. kill_9's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    5,168 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,169 Global Posts
    #3  

    Default

    There are free proxy services which will allow you to appear to be in the country to our south and this should allow BlackBerry Video Store to work from Canada. Still, Research In Motion as a Canadian company needs to address the lack of Video Store functionality in Canada.
  4. d_pang's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    60 Posts
    Global Posts
    88 Global Posts
    #4  

    Default

    Yeah its really stupid because it means not even rim employees in waterloo can use the service. The video store is actually really pointless.
  5. CairnsRock's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    869 Posts
    Global Posts
    873 Global Posts
    #5  

    Default

    Maybe you should not have rebooted it in Canada.
  6. sleepy_ep's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    13 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #6  

    Default

    ^lul...notsureifsrs/10
  7. Morten's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,183 Posts
    PIN
    ask nicely
    #7  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbuck View Post
    Umm, yeah. It has to do with the distributor having the legal right to sell stuff outside the USA.
    It is really annoying the way they run the media industry these days...

    Back in time they did some work and divided the planet into "DVD Zones" -
    WHY can't they continue using these zones for digital media as well?

    Perhaps the zones should be modified a little bit, but at least -that way Canada and USA would have Zone 1.

    The next step would be to fix the Zones and make them more 2012 ... and at least use language as a divider...

    A Bad example is Netflix. They show Spanish speaking movies in English speaking countries, with NO option to change sound - and with hard-coded CC in Spanish or Portuguese. Not a very smart move...
  8. madman0141's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,777 Posts
    PIN
    666
    #8  

    Default

    I hope you get it soon the video store is pretty cool.
    [B]Real BlackBerry Phones Have Real Keyboards
    Q10 the finest BlackBerry
  9. masqueofhastur's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    404 Posts
    Global Posts
    468 Global Posts
    #9  

    Default

    Well, at least Crackle works.
  10. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,744 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,751 Global Posts
    #10  

    Default

    Don't worry! It's "coming soon"!
    Have I really been here for three years?
  11. aminrajabi's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    225 Posts
    #11  

    Default

    Hmm...i got the same update notice today and just noticed that i had the Video Store icon.

    I got excited but then got the "...service not available..." message when I opened the app.

    Odd thing is that all this happened in Toronto. I wonder why/how I got the update notification with a Canadian IP.
  12. Thunderbuck's Avatar

    Posts
    5,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,283 Global Posts
    PIN
    2B6927F7
    #12  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindstrom View Post
    It is really annoying the way they run the media industry these days...

    Back in time they did some work and divided the planet into "DVD Zones" -
    WHY can't they continue using these zones for digital media as well?

    Perhaps the zones should be modified a little bit, but at least -that way Canada and USA would have Zone 1.

    The next step would be to fix the Zones and make them more 2012 ... and at least use language as a divider...

    A Bad example is Netflix. They show Spanish speaking movies in English speaking countries, with NO option to change sound - and with hard-coded CC in Spanish or Portuguese. Not a very smart move...
    Those suggestions are all admirably rational and sensible. Unfortunately, rationality and sensibility aren't qualities often associated with the MPAA...
  13. Thunderbuck's Avatar

    Posts
    5,282 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,283 Global Posts
    PIN
    2B6927F7
    #13  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by madman0141 View Post
    I hope you get it soon the video store is pretty cool.
    I work for what may be the world's smallest full-service telco, and we also operate many cable tv systems within our operating area.

    I just came across one of our flyers that came out when we revamped our VOD offerings last year, and I was intrigued to see that Rovi is also the provider for our VOD. So it's not like they don't already operate here.

Posting Permissions