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Will you use the NBC On Demand?


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Poll: Will you use the NBC On Demand service? (470 member(s) have cast votes)

Will you use the NBC On Demand service?

  1. Only if free. (431 votes [91.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 91.51%

  2. Yes, often. (9 votes [1.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.91%

  3. Yes, rarely. (21 votes [4.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.46%

  4. Would use, but only at a lower price. (10 votes [2.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.12%

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#1 OFFLINE   EricRobins

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:44 AM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   tcusta00

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:50 AM

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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:55 AM

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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:04 AM

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


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:06 AM

I will use it rarely if there is an episode I completely missed for whatever reason. A buck is not a lot to ask.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:45 AM

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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:47 AM

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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:49 AM

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.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

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?

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:54 AM

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


Nope, they charge for NBC shows too:

http://www.comcast.c...il.ashx?PRID=79

NBC Network primetime programs will be available to Comcast Digital Cable customers as early as midnight following their broadcast for 99 cents each.


This is apparently an NBC decision, not DirecTV's.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:58 AM

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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:05 AM

Nope, they charge for NBC shows too:

http://www.comcast.c....l.ashx?PRID=79

This is apparently an NBC decision, not DirecTVs.


Well I stand corrected from my post in the other thread.

It's still :icon_lame and it still uses my bandwidth to deliver. I should get a rebate on my DSL bill for using it. Instead they are looking to charge more.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:07 AM

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.


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:
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:11 AM

Perhaps at $.25 per show in HD I'd use it otherwise no thanks.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

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


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

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:22 AM

The more I think about this... the dumber it gets... Who sets these rules/prices anyway?
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:39 AM

If i wanted to watch 30 rock, heroes or the office i'll set a series record and watch it for free
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:42 AM

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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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:42 AM

I will watch it on my laptop or pc for free through many different sources before I would pay for it.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:44 AM

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.


This is exactly why I think its hilarious that out of all the networks, NBC has the nerve to charge $1.99 per HD episode. Sitting dead last in the ratings, you'd think NBC would be smart enough to get a bunch of their shows On Demand for people to test drive. Instead they take 3 of their more popular shows and try to squeeze 2 bucks out of the relatively small audience they already have. And popular by NBC standards isn't saying much. The 30 Rock season finale had a 2.1 share. It was trounced by CSI and Grey's Anatomy ... and tied with 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' on Fox. I'm a huge fan of The Office and 30 Rock, but NBC needs to find NEW viewers and stop trying to get an extra $2 bucks out of their small population of current viewers.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:45 AM

Thats why I have a DVR, I set a SL for the shows I want to watch.

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:52 AM

You guys crack me up with this "only if it's free stuff" Apple, Microsoft have NBC shows and it's not free. If you want it for free then watch it on HULU or nbc.com.

Drew2k said in another thread that he thinks Comcast shows NBC shows with there InDemand service for free. I can't find that anywhere that is the case, including there website.

So, if you don't use it fine. But for FREE, no one else does this, why should Direct TV.

Edit: Looking through Comcast website again, maybe it is free. There is no prices attached to the shows. So if you want NBC shows for free you can switch to Comcast ( enjoy that ), Hulu.com and NBC.com. Until you see Apple and Microsoft show NBC programming for free then good luck getting Direct TV to do it.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:01 AM

You need to add another option

Maybe! Depends if NBC selection improves

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