Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:51 AM
I think DTV PPV is a joke and I really don't understand why anyone watches it, unless they have money to burn. They would have to charge no more than $1.50 to make it competitive cost wise, and even then many can't get true HD on PPV (limited to 24 fpm capable HDTV) to match Blu-Ray quality anyway. I watch 12 to 16 Blu-Ray titles per month via Netflix for $18.
At $1.50 for PPV new releases, DTV would make a ton of money because millions would use it and use it often.
No matter how much I want to pay Netflix I can't decide at five PM that I want to watch Shutter Island at six and be able to do so. One pays something for convenience.
And as far as PQ goes, I've never directly compared DirecTV's 24fps 1080p with a BD, but I can say that the PPV 1080P PQ is definitely better than, say, the premium movie channels.
I do agree that the price is too high, however. I'd use PPV a lot more if it were cheaper.
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