1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

RUMOR: Pay Per View Window Expanded to 48 Hours

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 #1 of 120
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    I heard a very interesting rumor.

    It sounds like, starting March 13, DIRECTV Cinema (Pay-Per-View) rental periods will go up to 2-3 days on many titles, with no price increase. DIRECTV.com will have full details.

    You'll see the extended rental periods if you order from the web site, mobile, text messaging and over the phone. The information won't be on the receiver until a future software release but the extended rental periods will be honored.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 #2 of 120
    tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    12,971
    203
    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Would help in some occassions. There are times when I have a hankering for a PPV movie on a whim but stop myself if I am not 110% sure I have time to watch it. May allow me to buy a couple a year rather than one or none.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2012 #3 of 120
    zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    1,201
    5
    Nov 11, 2007
    After getting screwed with the order 4 and get $10 off in December, they could make it an eternal rental and I doubt I'd ever use it again.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 #4 of 120
    djrobx

    djrobx Godfather

    507
    2
    Jan 26, 2009
    I don't really care about the viewing window. It's too expensive!
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 #5 of 120
    Ken O'Dea

    Ken O'Dea New Member

    8
    0
    Oct 9, 2008
    Charlotte
    Great news! 24 hours has limited my use of PPV. A window of 3 or 4 days would be welcomed but 2 days is a start.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 #6 of 120
    mnassour

    mnassour Icon

    859
    9
    Apr 23, 2002
    Too expensive and any "viewing window" is a ripoff. I know it's a studio thing, but there's no way I'd fool with it.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2012 #7 of 120
    loudo

    loudo DIRECTV A-Team

    4,751
    59
    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Good news for PPV users. We don't rent them. At the price they charge for them, we prefer to wait until they hit the premium channels.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 #8 of 120
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Too rich for my blood... :nono2:

    ~Alan
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 #9 of 120
    fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    755
    13
    Sep 26, 2009
    Much agreement from me..
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 #10 of 120
    dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,184
    483
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    It's great for those that use it, I'll stick with Redbox.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 #11 of 120
    cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    3,432
    62
    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    This makes perfect sense. I always wondered why you could go rent a movie from a video store, netflix, redbox, etc... and keep it for much more than 24 hours, but no matter what TV provider you have PPV / OnDemand was only 24 hours. DirecTV has to compete and this is a very good move if true.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2012 #12 of 120
    twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    191
    9
    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
    If they open the length of time, wouldn`t that shorten up the number of needed PPV channels and open space for new non-PPV channels to be added?
     
  13. Mar 13, 2012 #13 of 120
    prozone1

    prozone1 AllStar

    65
    2
    Sep 22, 2007
    I'll keep using netflix
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 #14 of 120
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek DIRECTV A-Team

    9,491
    523
    Jun 13, 2009
    Cool, we use the PPV option for our movies. I like not having to go get them or return them.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2012 #15 of 120
    Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    I'll stick with Redbox and Netflix plus all of my 1000+ Recordings on my 7 DVRs. :lol:
     
  16. Mar 13, 2012 #16 of 120
    dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,747
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Dont like it.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 #17 of 120
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    8,215
    441
    May 17, 2010
    USA
    Extended PPV rental periods is a good idea but they should have waited for the future software release to coincide with the announcement.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2012 #18 of 120
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    They haven't announced it, so that may be what they intend to do...

    ~Alan
     
  19. Mar 13, 2012 #19 of 120
    WestDC

    WestDC DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    2,443
    105
    Feb 9, 2008
    It doesn't matter how long they increase the rental time (NO PPV FOR ME) - We all pay way too much a month for a lot of channels we don't watch ( Doesn't matter what package you subscribe too) to be paying extra for a product that couldn't even last in a theater.:nono2:
     
  20. Mar 13, 2012 #20 of 120
    bigtom

    bigtom Legend

    136
    0
    Jan 23, 2009
    What if DIRECTV can get a model in place for the purchase of 1080p VOD movies same day as DVD release "owned" for 15-20 range? New Blu Ray is like 20-30? It lacks special features on disc and less audio/video quality but gain convenience and accessibility.

    Oops was it deleted or DVR crash? No problem, redownload it because they keep account record/authorization of your purchase.

    Would this be a succesful/profitable model for DIRECTV? If you buy movies, would this appeal to you?

    On topic, I love the extension. More for the same cost on the movies we do rent PPV.
     

Share This Page