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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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#51 OFFLINE   Rob



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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:20 AM

NBC? Only if they pay me.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:42 AM

I would use it if:

They were free (with or without commercials)
They were $0.99 (for HD or SD - I'm already paying $9.99 technology fee for HD) without commercials that I could keep for a period longer than 24 hours (thinking a month or more at least).
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:17 PM

Only if free, I have watched the shows I wanted to see, online for free. So why would I pay to watch them and not be able to record and keep them on the Dvr.




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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

Only free for me


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

If free, maybe.

Under current/proposed pricing structure?

Not a chance. If there's something I want to see, I'll record it. If I don't get to record it, I'll wait until it re-runs - even if that's months away.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 02:56 PM

I voted only if it's free, so i guess i wouldn't be using it.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:44 PM

In its current state I must say hell to the NO
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:49 PM

will not...

#59 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

They were already paid once, by the advertisers, I'm not going to pay them again.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:14 PM

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

Agree, I NEVER watch NBC.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:59 PM

Agree, I NEVER watch NBC.


Although, I'd like to keep open the possibility that something watchable might eventually show up on the network in the future that'd be worth spending the time to watch on VOD if I happened to both miss it and fail to schedule a recording. If I didn't have to pay for it.

As it stands, the net is so messed up that, not only is their entertainment awful and their "news" abysmal, I can't even watch their football, thanks to the omnipresent spectre of Olbermann. You'd have to come up with substantial coin if you wanted to pay me to watch their dreck -- and I'm not sure I'd do it then.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:41 PM

So Mrs. Enginerd and I were talking about this as we just checked out NBC on Demand for the first time.

$1.99 for a 1 hour episode of The Office? I love that show A LOT but we can't justify spending $1.99 for 1 episode. I suppose there's a target market for this. With the state of the economy and the lack of extra income I can't imagine they'll see large revenues from this.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:08 PM

back when i had cablevision, they had a per episode charge with a 24 hour limit
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:45 PM

The only reason I would watch NBC on demand is to see something that is being ruined by my local affilates massive weather bugs. That isn't worth money for broadcast TV programs.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:38 AM

I'd pay per episode if like Apple TV, I'd get to KEEP that episode. Apple charges 1.99 an episode, but it stays there.

That's the case with Tivo/Amazon as well. You even get to redownload it for free later.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:48 AM

It isn't that we're really insisting that the content be free... It just happens to be the most logical choice on this poll...

My biggest problem is the 24hour rule... I'm not going to pay to view a TV show that I can only view for one day... That's why your comparisons to apple are not fair... I have several seasons of TV shows on my apple TV that I happily paid for... But I can view them as many times as I would like/for as long as I want...

I agree with you on this. I would use this and PPV if there wasn't a 24hr "rule". Sometimes you're interrupted by "real life" while watching a program and can't get back to it within 24hrs.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:55 PM

No sir, no way, ( and i REALLY like Heroes), BUT not if i can only have it for 24hrs( someone will correct me if i'm wrong)
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:00 PM


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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

sorry for not reading entire thread and probably repeating earlier comments....

maybe i'm missing something, but why is this even a debate and why are they charging for nbc on demand in the first place rather than other channels? i ask why there is even a debate b/c you can watch everything dtv's nbc on demand offers plus a TON more and not wait for a download on hulu for free 24/7. i guess if you just have a lot of money to throw around then its not an issue and really shouldn't be for anyone else since they have free alternatives, but i think the real frustration with something like this is the fact that most of us already pay ridiculous amounts to dtv each month (voluntarily of course) and that loyalty doesn't seem to be recognized by dtv. i know they are a business and there is no law that says they have to give customers that pay a certain amount a few perks, but any business that has great longevity rewards its loyal customers in some manner. it doesn't have to be a lot, just something to let your customers know that you recognize the fact that they have been loyal to your business and are part of the reason you are still in business. a perfect example is the dtv magazine/guide. i know it doesn't cost that much, but i refuse to pay for it b/c i really think this is one of those things that should be included once you reach a certain tier. obviously, i don't have to have it and not having it doesn't affect my life one way or the other, but i'm just saying.........

overall, i am a very happy dtv customer and haven't even considered changing to someone else, but it would be nice to know they even know i exist in case something happens in the future that may change my opinion.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:55 PM

Same thing, same price on Amazon Unbox and it's yours forever....and you can use it on 2 computers and 2 media devices simutaneously.

NO WAY I'll ever use this at it is now.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:58 AM

Only if free.

Not going to pay for free TV.

When will this s@%t stop? :mad:

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

I will use it only if I miss a key episode because of a power outage and I cannot find it in Netflix via Roku or on a bit torrent.

So, I couldn't say no but the option of only in an extreme emergency was not given.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:33 PM

I would use it if they had CURRENT episodes. I had a black screen recording of Fear Itself last week and would have paid to be able to watch it in HD. I wound up watching it on Hulu, but at least it was 16x9.
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

I can't think of a show ON NBC that I watch! Why would I want to pay for shows I don't watch in the first place?

NBC has gone in the toilet! They've even managed to kill Sunday Night Football by putting Keith Booberman on it! I watch EVERYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with football. But I CANNOT STAND Sunday Night Football with that idiot on it, and have thus deleted it from my schedule! I've always watched two games on Sunday, and USED to watch three. Now, I'm back to two.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:49 AM

I can't think of a show ON NBC that I watch! Why would I want to pay for shows I don't watch in the first place?

NBC has gone in the toilet! They've even managed to kill Sunday Night Football by putting Keith Booberman on it! I watch EVERYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with football. But I CANNOT STAND Sunday Night Football with that idiot on it, and have thus deleted it from my schedule! I've always watched two games on Sunday, and USED to watch three. Now, I'm back to two.

right off the top of my head, I could name The Office, My Name is Earl, and 30 Rock as must see...

that seems to be a very extreme reaction for someone who loves football...Keith is only on in the pre-game and half time...you can easily FF through that and still watch the game...
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