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Just bought a TV episode... never again. Unable to re-download purchases.

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I just discovered that there is no way to redownload videos that you "own" from the Playstation Store. If you delete it, you have to buy it again. I couldn't believe it til I went to go buy something I already bought (thinking that it would be like games and just present me with a download option), but no... it was ready to let me pay for it yet again.

 

Good thing I only spent 2 dollars on it.

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Dec 1, 2012
If it's that important, you can call Sony and I think they do one-time license renewals.
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I don't have an issue at the moment.. I have the file. I was just going on the store to look at the list of episodes and noticed it. That's the whole point of digital purchases. You are able to access them again any time in the future. You own them. This defeats the purpose of the whole idea. This WILL be changed, but until it does... no more from me.. and I'll tell my friends about it and they won't either.

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I agree that is ridiculous, Sony already has plenty of security measures as it is. There shouldn't be a reason why they would restrict this. I think every other movie service allows you to download content you purchased multiple times...
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Logical_Dolphin wrote:
I agree that is ridiculous, Sony already has plenty of security measures as it is. There shouldn't be a reason why they would restrict this. I think every other movie service allows you to download content you purchased multiple times...

Yeah. It's not like I'm trying any funny business, like trying to give them to my friends and whatnot. I don't care if it's just to a single PS3, the original purchasing account PS3... but nope, nothing.

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I thought it told you it was a one time download before you continue with the purchase? Anyway I'm glad you learned your lesson.

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thanks for the heads up, that's incredibly stupid.

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You mean the  same exact same way ITUNES has worked for YEARs on TV and Films is not good enough for you. 

If you lose the back ups Your screwwed.  



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Dec 2, 2012

ne1atall wrote:

I thought it told you it was a one time download before you continue with the purchase? Anyway I'm glad you learned your lesson.


Yeah, the lesson is: Don't buy any videos from the Playstation Store, period. And I don't use iTunes, or any other iMalarkey, so I wouldn't know. If that's the case though, then they are retarded, too.

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GraphiteGB wrote:

You mean the  same exact same way ITUNES has worked for YEARs on TV and Films is not good enough for you. 

If you lose the back ups Your screwwed.  


Oh and it looks like iTunes got smart... check the "UPDATE" area... http://ipod.about.com/od/itunesproblems/f/re_dl_purchase.htm

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