Retail vs. Rental

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DaJoker, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. DaJoker

    DaJoker New Member

    Question: Are there differences between rental and retail version of DVDs?
    I know some are special, not rated, director cut, extended, etc...
    Example: Saw IV purchased from Best backs up without issue. Saw IV from rental store errors. Thanks in advance.
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Yes retail you'll get help Rental your thread gets locked.
  3. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I purchase DVDs from numerous retail sources and I also purchase previously used DVDs from some rental stores. I've never run across a disc that was different than the retail disc that I could have purchased in a normal store or online. This, of course, takes into account that most rental places I have frequented don't get multiple versions of the same movie and instead tend to get one version (rated/unrated) and generally split it down the middle on having WS and FF releases when it's applicable to the title. My point being that your selection from a retailer would generally be more diverse when it comes to the different versions available for a particular title depending on that specific title.

    In short, in my experience, there haven't been differences between the discs. Of course we have a number of people who post here that would know far more about this than I do.

    Having said that, Charlie does have a point. Discussions of copying rented DVDs is strictly prohibited. Watch that line, please.

    Valid point but the question does hold some validity. You can legally purchase discs from a rental store new or used.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2008
  4. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    Seem To Recall

    There was a previous thread that touched on this in that some retailers IE Blockbuster exclusive releases contain Blockbuster advertising.
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    No difference in Retail/Rented discs other than what DaJoker has noted.