Jump to content

Welcome to DBSTalk

Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
Guest Message by DevFuse


How often do you buy PPV events?

  • Please log in to reply
113 replies to this topic

#51 OFFLINE   Prince Oz

Prince Oz


  • Registered
  • 104 posts
Joined: Jan 15, 2009

Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:03 AM

I do not, however I did get the last UFC during the 4th. We had company and they wanted to see it and gave me the money to pay for it. This is the how I do PPV. FREE
Prince Oz
Living = HR23-700, Sammy LN52A550, BD350, Yamaha 735
Game Room = Dell XPS 630, 360 Elite, Vizio VS32, HR20
Roll Tide Roll

...Ads Help To Support This Site...




  • Registered
  • 44 posts
Joined: Jul 10, 2010

Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:46 AM

Never. There's somebody who does watch UFC who told me the go-go bar 3 doors down from our building has a good deal for those kind of events.

#53 OFFLINE   MarkN



  • Registered
  • 287 posts
Joined: Jul 13, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

All these "never" responses...Where's the UFC or boxing fans?

I've bought every UFC event since 2007

#54 OFFLINE   fluffybear


    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 7,315 posts
  • LocationPeachtree City, GA.
Joined: Jun 19, 2004

Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:01 AM

In nearly 16 years as s DirecTV customer, I have never ordered a PPV event.

Proud DirecTV customer since July, 1994

My Q2 2015 Set-Up

#55 OFFLINE   kd4ao



  • Registered
  • 139 posts
Joined: Jun 12, 2004

Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:03 AM

Never. I want a fixed bill, same amount each month.

Actually I consider D* to be "PPV" and if what I want isn't there then I don't need it. Used to go to BlockBuster once in a while for a movie but now they are gone and I refuse to stick my card in a "Red Box" located in the breeze way of WM.

HR-24 200 Wired Network, 42" Toshiba LCD, Bose 321
HR-20 700 Wireless Networked, 32" Sylvania LCD
H-20 100 22" Sony LCD
SWM-16, 3 Rcvrs in my Apt. & 5 Rcvrs in 2 Neighbors Apts.
APC Battery backups on all TVs/Rcvrs and SWM PI
Network is Cisco Valet Plus wirelessly linked to LinkSys
WRT54gs router running DD-WRT firmware Repeater Bridged

#56 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 14,031 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

We have the movie channels so we rarely get PPV.

Every once in a while I'll want something in 1080p (for no other reason then I can :grin:) and then I'll get a PPV. :D

I would have to say a couple of times a year.


Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.

#57 OFFLINE   Mark Walters

Mark Walters


  • Registered
  • 240 posts
Joined: Sep 21, 2009

Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:59 AM

D* PPV never -- overpriced and you only get 24 hours. Amazon VOD quite a bit. That $1 cheaper per HD movie is a bargain. Sometimes it's even $2-3 cheaper on Amazon and many movies you get for 48 hours.

#58 OFFLINE   Grydlok



  • Registered
  • 749 posts
Joined: Mar 31, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:13 AM

UFC 3-5 times
Hypocrites with fake rumors need not apply.

#59 OFFLINE   Todd H

Todd H


  • Registered
  • 222 posts
Joined: Aug 18, 2006

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:23 AM


#60 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

Carl Spock


  • Registered
  • 4,567 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2004

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

Maybe ten years ago I bought a fight. I can't remember now who it was or even why, but I did.
hangin' with the bros at 40 Eridani A

#61 OFFLINE   Spicoli


    This is only a test...

  • Registered
  • 217 posts
Joined: Jun 07, 2006

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:32 AM

I used to order events (WWF, Boxing, Etc...) years ago, but now only order the occasional PPV movie from time to time.

#62 OFFLINE   lflorack



  • Registered
  • 473 posts
Joined: Dec 16, 2006

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:32 AM

Probably 2-3 times a year when my son visits during UFC event showings.

Links: System Diagram / System Pix
Klipsch: (2) RF-83, (1) RC-64, (2) RVX-54, (2) RSX-5, SVS: (1) SB13-Ultra
Yamaha: Aventage RX-A2010, CDC-685, Samsung: UN55B8000, Oppo: BDP-93
Apple: AppleTV, Roku: Roku3, Amazon: FireTV Stick, Roomie: Roomie Remote
ACP: J15BLK 1.5 kVA Power Conditioner/UPS, CinemaQuest: Ideal-Lume Std
See links for system details.

#63 OFFLINE   Glenee


    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 29 posts
Joined: Sep 22, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:40 AM

In 12 years Never.
They sent some coupons once for Free PPV Movies. I didn't even use those cause I didn't want the Hassle of getting my Bill Straight afterwards. It 's less Hassle to go to a Red Box than to sit on the phone for 45 Min. and 3 Reps trying to get you account right.
Once I Started Doing what I Liked, I Liked Everything Better.

#64 OFFLINE   kyrick


    New Member

  • Registered
  • 1 posts
Joined: Nov 04, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:48 AM

NEVER...Just not going to happen. :nono:

#65 OFFLINE   jimmie57


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,253 posts
  • LocationTexas City, TX
Joined: Jun 26, 2010

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:52 AM

Never - Way too expensive.
When you are already spending $100 plus per month for TV why should you do PPV.

DirecTV customer since 1996 - Current :Slimline 3 SWM, HR24-100 Component cables to 46" Samsung LCD & Optical Cable to Yamaha AVR, H21-200 HDMI to Yamaha AVR & HDMI to 52" Mitsubishi LCD

#66 OFFLINE   jimmyv2000


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,015 posts
  • LocationManchester NH
Joined: Feb 15, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:53 AM

Never Bought anything PPV since i been a customer and thats 13+ years

#67 OFFLINE   Captain Spaulding

Captain Spaulding


  • Registered
  • 85 posts
  • LocationSW Ohio
Joined: Jul 12, 2005

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:05 AM

Never from DirecTV, occasionally from VUDU. In my opinion, VUDU's selection and user interface are far superior.




  • Registered
  • 249 posts
Joined: Nov 11, 2006

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:09 AM

I have ordered the Prelude to a Dream. Ordered last three years.
It is used for many of Tony Stewart"s Charities.

But not the rest of PPV Events.

#69 OFFLINE   man_rob


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 1,439 posts
Joined: Feb 21, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

Never have, and can't imagine a scenario where I ever would.

#70 OFFLINE   snappjay



  • Registered
  • 107 posts
Joined: Jul 16, 2010

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:21 AM

I am getting my D* hooked up next week, but I will go with 1 WCW PPV (Fall Brawl 1999). No movies.

What is REALLY annoying is the remote for the digital cable box. ON DEMAND is in the dead center, biggest button, and I hit it at least once a week on accident. "Now starting ON DEMAND..." ... wait 30 seconds.... hit exit. Ugh.
TV Vizio VF551XVT
Remote Logitech Harmony 900
Service DirecTV Choice Xtra Classic
Receivers HR-34/700

#71 OFFLINE   dennisj00


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 9,665 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:22 AM

Events - never

PPV - maybe 1 a quarter.

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!

#72 OFFLINE   Hoosier205


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 6,659 posts
Joined: Sep 03, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:45 AM

Folks should bother to read the title of the thread before posting. :rolleyes: "How often do you buy PPV events?"
DTV = Digital Television

#73 OFFLINE   bobnielsen


    Éminence grise

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 8,473 posts
  • LocationBainbridge Island, WA
Joined: Jun 29, 2006

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

Once I recorded a WWE event for my son-in-law (he paid).

#74 OFFLINE   rancidzombie79


    New Member

  • Registered
  • 7 posts
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

Back in the day I ordered every ECW ppv, but when they folded I gave up on wrestling.

These days, 3-5 UFC ppv's a year. Switch off with my cousin or the local sports bar depending on how many people we can round up to pitch in. Never bought one just for myself. Enough free stuff on spike, vs, showtime, and hdnet to make not buying ppv's an easier decision. Still find a way to watch every show though.

#75 OFFLINE   billsharpe


    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 2,624 posts
  • LocationSouthern California
Joined: Jan 25, 2007

Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

Folks should bother to read the title of the thread before posting. :rolleyes: "How often do you buy PPV events?"

Picky picky!
Apparently for many folks a PPV movie is an event (or more likely based on the comments so far) both items are non-events).

Family room: Sony Bravia KDL-40SL130
Living room: Sceptre 32 inch

Protected By... spam firewall...And...