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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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#76 OFFLINE   bonscott87


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:22 AM

Wow, bring back a thread from the dead. :)

No need for NBC VOD anyway, use Hulu. :D

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#77 OFFLINE   MLBurks



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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

"Chuck" is the only thing I watch on NBC. Before "Chuck" came on, I hadn't watched NBC in years.

#78 OFFLINE   bidger


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

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

I used to watch Earl, gave 30 Rock a spin (wasn't for me), but my "must see" is The Office. Best Network show currently airing, IMO. Comedy must not be your thing NFLNut.

As far as NBC On Demand, I don't have waivers for it through DIRECTV so it's probably a no go, but I get it over-the-air and even if I didn't, as BonScott87 states, there's always Hulu.

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#79 OFFLINE   edpowers



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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:47 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.

You call yourself an NFL nut but you only watch 2-3 games every Sunday?

#80 OFFLINE   CalGal



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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

At .99 an episode it is cheaper for me to keep Netflix and order Blu-ray of past episodes.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:52 PM

Charging a fee for a services the can be obtained for free = great business plan. Customers who pay the fee = priceless

#82 OFFLINE   sbianchi


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

Sometimes I just don't understand the industry I work in.

Does NBC/Uni really think they will be able to generate enough revenue to really make it worth providing the service under this model?

I love tv, every new season I build out a full chart to make sure all of the new shows are covered on one of my dvrs but I don't think I would ever use this service unless it was free. Why would a viewer pay for an episode if he/she already can record it for free?

I understand the itunes model and even hulu, but not directv or even cable. Now if there is online/cable/sat only features and specials not available on broadcast sure I get it. But wouldn't it be better to just push a commercial or two along with the vod episode and let it be advertiser supported??

#83 OFFLINE   Steve


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

I missed that NBC was availabe on-demand. Are the $1 download episodes commercial-free? If not, aren't most episodes available on NBC.com for free, though I realize you'll be watching them on a different display.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:08 PM

My laptop has an HDMI output, so I can always watch online for free, and get a great picture/sound.

The Little Rock NBC affiliate is notorious for filling up the screen with weather alerts every time it rains (which is extremely helpful when you are watching a DVR three days later), so I would occasionally use this feature if it were free.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:44 AM

Missed recording ER last week due to the ever-present overlapping program times. Watched it via PlayOn and Hulu but the quality is not the greatest on a 1MB DSL line. I would have gladly paid a .99 tick fee to download the HD version via DoD.
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