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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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#41 OFFLINE   vollmey

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:50 AM

I could care less about the $2 fee and will never buy anything, since I can get all of these shows for free by hitting my record button twice. But I do think you are comparing Apples to Oranges. What are the monthly subscription fees for Apple and Microsoft downloaders? There is a big difference between a paid subscription VOD service (like Comcast and Directv) and an online a la carte shop (like Itunes and Xbox).


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The only difference between the two is Direct TV is a bit cheaper. And, once you buy video on the 360 (except movies) you own that episode. But really, the NBC side of both providers are the same. I can't figure out why Direct TV has the 24 hr viewing policy for TV shows. That's where they will loose me in this deal.

IMHO, I would like both providers come up with a plan where you can buy the entire season instead of individual episodes.
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#42 OFFLINE   edpowers

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:48 AM

Ed,

The only difference between the two is Direct TV is a bit cheaper. And, once you buy video on the 360 (except movies) you own that episode. But really, the NBC side of both providers are the same. I can't figure out why Direct TV has the 24 hr viewing policy for TV shows. That's where they will loose me in this deal.

IMHO, I would like both providers come up with a plan where you can buy the entire season instead of individual episodes.


No, there is a much bigger difference between xbox, itunes and other a la carte shops vs. Directv or cable. Most people are paying well over $50 per month for Directv content, and many (like me) are paying well over $100 per month. Itunes charges per episode but they charge $0 monthly. I don't have an Xbox, so I don't know a lot about that ... but even if you need an Xbox Live sub, that's only about $5 per month. As far as I know, you can't use Directv VOD without being a Directv monthly subscriber.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

agree...except I won't even buy the DVD sets...


You know as I think about it any TV series I have on DVD are actually cable based series except for Firefly. Of course the Firefly DVD set is actually in proper order and you get several episodes never aired.

Free TV just isn't worth paying for.

However for some reason there are many people that pay for free TV on iTunes to watch on a 2" screen so what do I know. :eek2:

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:12 PM

No, there is a much bigger difference between xbox, itunes and other a la carte shops vs. Directv or cable. Most people are paying well over $50 per month for Directv content, and many (like me) are paying well over $100 per month. Itunes charges per episode but they charge $0 monthly. I don't have an Xbox, so I don't know a lot about that ... but even if you need an Xbox Live sub, that's only about $5 per month. As far as I know, you can't use Directv VOD without being a Directv monthly subscriber.


Ok, gotta give you that point. Your paying for Direct TV ( like you well over $100/month). But, how it's delivered is the same. NBC wants money for there programs, Direct TV and Microsoft want to have NBC shows on there DOD service then you charge customers. All though it seems that Comcast's NBC DOD is free, which is interesting.

They are different services though, but concept / delivery is somewhat the same.
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Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:00 PM

If the content is in HD I can see myself using it to catch up on a program that was not recorded or interrupted by weather if it was free. I would not pay for either situation. And if it is only SD I would not bother with it at all.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

I recently switched from an HR10-250 to the HR21-100 and this has got to be the worst VOD implementation I've ever seen. Pay $2 for an episode, wait a couple hrs for it to download (why not just beam it from the satellite ?) and then only have 24 hrs to watch it ? Idiots.

And the rest of the programming on there is crap as well.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:16 PM

You need to add another option

Maybe! Depends if NBC selection improves


It should be free--hey you might hook new viewers.

I can tell you that I stopped all my premium channels last year, and rented Weeds Season 3 on DVD--got me hooked again, so I picked up Showtime this week so I can watch the new season that just started.

NBC--if it were free maybe I and other folks would watch some shows and be hooked.

NBC is so far back in the ratings race, if anything it should pay viewers to watch. But then again, they're owned by GE so what do you expect.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:47 PM

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.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:55 PM

If you want it for free then watch it on HULU or nbc.com.


Which is the option I would choose, if it were on the poll.

I think Hulu is great. Free content and minimal commercial interruption. I can live with that.

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 12:09 AM

No way I'd pay to watch something that should be free...

If I were to miss a show then I'd download it online for free.

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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

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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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