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Will you use the NBC On Demand?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by EricRobins, Jun 17, 2008.

Will you use the NBC On Demand service?

  1. Only if free.

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    0.0%
  2. Yes, often.

    430 vote(s)
    93.5%
  3. Yes, rarely.

    9 vote(s)
    2.0%
  4. Would use, but only at a lower price.

    21 vote(s)
    4.6%
  1. EricRobins

    EricRobins Godfather

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    Now that DirecTV and NBC have launched the NBC On Demand service I would like to see how many of you will actually use it under the current pricing scheme?

    If you would use at a lower price, please explain.
     
  2. tcusta00

    tcusta00 New Member

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    I voted "only if free" but I may consider it if you got to keep the episode longer than 24 hours... but still doubtful.
     
  3. raydrfan

    raydrfan Cool Member

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    I currently do not watch ANY shows on NBC, so i will definitely not be paying one cent for VOD.
     
  4. waynebtx

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    only if free
     
  5. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    +1
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I will use it rarely if there is an episode I completely missed for whatever reason. A buck is not a lot to ask.
     
  7. Sackett

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    Only if it is free.... I think we are already paying alot as it is.
     
  8. paulman182

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    We need a "Not interested even if free" choice.
     
  9. Sharkie_Fan

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    I'm with Stuart. I certainly won't use it with any regularity, but if I miss one of our normal recordings for some reason and really want to catch the episode before we watch a newer one, I'd pay to download and watch.

    Given that I would use it so infrequently, I don't mind paying a little bit to make sure Mrs. Sharkie doesn't miss an important show! :)

    If it were free, I'd probably use it more - it'd be a good way to "test drive" shows that we don't watch. Especially on a weekend when we're looking for something to watch. But I definately won't pay to "test drive" a show.
     
  10. Wally20

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    While a buck is not a lot to ask I think it's ridiculous you don't get to keep the episode for as long as you want if you pay for it. At least with itunes you get to keep episodes you buy for as long as you want. I actually do go back and view episodes later on so it would be stupid to pay for this. Why not just record it on your DVR to have forever? Is not getting commercials really worth a $1 an episode?

    With cable you get this service for free don't you? Why is it different on DirecTV?
     
  11. tcusta00

    tcusta00 New Member

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    Nope, they charge for NBC shows too:

    http://www.comcast.com/About/PressRelease/PressReleaseDetail.ashx?PRID=79
    This is apparently an NBC decision, not DirecTV's.
     
  12. say-what

    say-what DIRECTV A-Team

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    Can't say that I'd use this, particulalry since I don't use VOD.
     
  13. justlgi

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  14. Greg Alsobrook

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    Hmm... Haven't seen this show before... Since it's free, and there's nothing else on... I'll give it a shot... You end up liking it... and watching it in primetime... They gain a viewer... Pushes up their numbers... Keeps their advertisers happy....

    That makes too much sense... No way they'd do that... :lol:
     
  15. Sirshagg

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    Perhaps at $.25 per show in HD I'd use it otherwise no thanks.
     
  16. carl6

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    I do not anticipate using VOD - I get more than I can watch just using a DVR.

    Carl
     
  17. braven

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    Not a chance.
     
  18. Greg Alsobrook

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    The more I think about this... the dumber it gets... Who sets these rules/prices anyway?
     
  19. yuppers519

    yuppers519 Godfather

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    If i wanted to watch 30 rock, heroes or the office i'll set a series record and watch it for free
     
  20. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers DIRECTV A-Team

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    I would use it to pick up an episode of something I missed, and would pay but only if it is commercial free...
     

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