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PPV vs. Blu-Ray Netflix - Opinions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sander, Mar 1, 2009.

Are you using HD-PPV or Blu-Ray Rentals?

  1. I download PPV (DirecTV) only

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  2. I rent Blu-Ray discs and rarely, if ever d/l movies from PPV

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  3. I neither d/l PPV nor rent discs

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  4. Other (explain)

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  1. Mar 2, 2009 #41 of 157
    Baldone

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    Netflix also works/looks great streaming HD to my Xbox 360.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 #42 of 157
    islesfan

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    Once PPV jumped to $6 they lost me. I have HBO and I have found that I pick movies to watch based upon what's on HBO rather than trailers, reviews, etc. The few movies that I really don't want to miss I buy.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 #43 of 157
    Janice805

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    I've never purchased PPV since I have the Premier Package. I just wait until those same movies hit SHOWTIME, HBO, etc. I have something like 31 premium movie channels. But now my bill is upwards of $145 x month.

    I've been seriously considering stepping down to a lower HD/DVR package and dumping all my premium movie channels and saving about $35 a month and going with someone like Netflix or Red Box. I'm considering it not onlly due to the $$$ but also because there are very few premium "HD" channels. Direct TV never came through with the 11 HBO's, etc.

    Note: I already have a Blu-Ray player.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 #44 of 157
    braven

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    We Netflix Blu-Ray's 100% of the time.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 #45 of 157
    wingrider01

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    rent or buy outright, no PPV because of the cost and the time limit, no VOD because of usage caps on the internet
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 #46 of 157
    deuce01

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    A question for those of you that stream Netflix; Can you pull those down to your PC and play them on the HR20 via Windows Media Center or do I have to buy PlayOn? I don't have a game console in my entertainment center so that's not an option.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 #47 of 157
    paulman182

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    If the only choices were Netflix Blu-ray or PPV, I'd probably choose Netflix too.

    But there are too many movies I watch that aren't on Blu-ray, and probably never will be. Netflix cumbersome mail delivery method is a discouragement to some of us, too.

    I record so many movies in the Premier package that I would never think to rent from Netflix, or wouldn't be worth the wait and trouble, that Premier plus the occasional PPV is the right route for me.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2009 #48 of 157
    DarinC

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    I voted neither, as I've always bought the movies I've wanted to watch. But decent deals on BR are getting too scarce, so I'm planning on starting up with Netflix. Neither streaming nor PPV are options to me due to the quality compromises (lower bitrate, no HD audio). I'll still buy some of the movies I really want, but plan to cut back significantly.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2009 #49 of 157
    bonscott87

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    Haven't bought a PPV in years. Just not worth it.

    At $5.99 for PPV I could go one buck *cheaper* and go with Netflix 1 at a time, 2 a month. Which for me would actually work since we don't get that many movies but doesn't allow streaming.

    But the plan we do is the $8.99 plan, so 3 bucks more, 1 at a time unlimited and streaming included. So we don't pay $45 for premium channels and don't buy PPV, save a TON of money and still get to watch the movies we want. Once we get Blu-ray I believe it's only an extra $1 a month for that.

    I will never buy a PPV again.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2009 #50 of 157
    TBlazer07

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    In 6 years I have never receiver a free coupon for PPV ... maybe because I get my bills "electronically" and not mailed to me?
     
  11. Mar 2, 2009 #51 of 157
    cmtar

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    I use the netflix 1 at a time plan, its only $8 so we have a new Blu Ray movie to watch ever weekend.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2009 #52 of 157
    Reaper

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    I use NetFlix's 2 at a time plan and I just bought a new Sony BDP-BX1 Blu-ray player on MacMall.com for $209.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2009 #53 of 157
    lparsons21

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    I was fiddling around on the 'net today and looking at Apple. I use the Netflix Silverlight software for my Mac and am considering the Roku Netflix hardware, so I thought to look at the Apple TV.

    While it doesn't hook to Netflix, I did notice that HD new releases on Apple TV are a buck less than DirecTV charges us with the same restrictions.

    Unfortunately for me, neither Apple TV nor PS3 support Netflix, so it is either get the Roku box or just watch on the computer. Of course, one of the upsides to the Apple TV is that newer movies are available for download, whereas on Netflix that is not nearly so true.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2009 #54 of 157
    DarinC

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    Which isn't surprising, since I'm sure they'd each rather you purchase their own respective streaming products.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2009 #55 of 157
    wingrider01

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    Netflix PS3 support in beta testing here

    http://www.themediamall.com/blog/?p=45
     
  16. Mar 2, 2009 #56 of 157
    lparsons21

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    Thanks for that info and link. Unfortunately that requires a Windows box and I don't do windows! :)

    Actually I have one, but it is very old and not nearly enough machine to support PlayOn. Looks like the Roku box is most likely what I'll end up doing.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2009 #57 of 157
    rabit ears

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    Since we discovered that Red Box lets us reserve a movie, we've dropped NetFlix and never have used PPV.

    The problem with NetFlix is that their business model isn't designed to meet demand for current movies. At one point I had five selections in the "very long wait" status and my complaint fell on deaf ears. I can only think of a couple of movies that I've ever watched more than once and I want a steady stream of new material.

    We have four stores within our local area that have Red Box kiosks and reserving early in the morning generally gets us what we want for about half the NetFlix cost.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2009 #58 of 157
    bonscott87

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    Ya know, I've read others say that but I've never had to wait for a newly released movie for more then a few days after release. Maybe I don't watch the same movies but no biggy for us so far.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2009 #59 of 157
    deltafowler

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    I'm not knocking those who do it, but I've never understood buying movies.
    I have some concert stuff on disks, but that's more for the music content than anything else.
    I'm just not the type to watch a movie I've already seen, when there's so much new stuff out there.
    The two exceptions I can think of are "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" and "Pulp Fiction".

    But to have a vast library of disk after disk of mediocre movies? I just don't get it.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2009 #60 of 157
    bonscott87

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    I used to be that way until I looked at over 100 discs of purchased movies I had only watched once and would probably never want to watch again. What the heck am I doing wasting all that money! Since that epiphany I think we've bought maybe 1-2 movies a year, if that, and rent everything else. I agree with you. But there are movie buffs out there that would watch them a lot.
     

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