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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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#81 OFFLINE   Altcool



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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

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#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.


#84 OFFLINE   jtbell



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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.

#85 OFFLINE   BattleScott


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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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