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#41 OFFLINE   mdavej

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:30 PM

For $10 you get the 20 Dish Platinum channels plus BB one-at-time discs by mail with in-store exchange and 5,000 streaming titles to TV and more streaming titles to PC. So when you sub to Dish Platinum, they're essentially throwing in BB lowest sub plan for free. Not a bad deal for Dish subs.

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#42 OFFLINE   tsmacro

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:30 PM

The Blockbuster Movie Pass sounds very enticing, It will include 20 new channels and streaming to tv or pc. Big question is how much will it cost?


From the press release:

Beginning Oct. 1, 2011, Blockbuster Movie Pass is available for DISH Network customers, starting at $10 per month, combining the best of TV with the best of movies and games. It features a pay TV industry first: a subscription streaming movie service bundle available on the TV or PC. This programming package is unmatched by any other cable, satellite, telco or online streaming movie service.

Blockbuster Movie Pass includes the following:

Mail It! — More than 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games available by mail. No additional charge for high definition Blu-ray™ movies. One, two or three disc plans available. Queue management made conveniently from a link at www.dish.com.
Stream it! — Stream more than 3,000 movies to the TV. Stream more than 4,000 movies to the PC. Watch hundreds of on-demand TV shows.
Play it! — More than 3,000 video games by mail for XBOX®, XBOX 360®, Playstation2™, Playstation3™, and Nintendo Wii™.
Exchange it! — Unlimited exchanges of DVDs and video games at participating Blockbuster stores.
Watch it! — More than 20 premium entertainment movie channels from studios like MGM, Epix, Sony Movie Channel, PixL and more.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

Awesome Chris thanks, 10 bucks a month sounds reasonable. I presume I will need to get some sort of sling set up to watch on my PC.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Here is the full press release:

http://dish.client.s...eleaseID=607878

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:47 PM

Blockbuster's 1-disc at a time plan was already $10/month. I guess now current Dish subs get the 1-disc plan and Dish Platinum for $10/month. New subs get it free for a year. Not a big deal, IMO. They could've offered more.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:20 PM

I think that's a heck of a deal.

For ten bucks a month, I get DISH Platinum, AND I get a one-out at a time service that includes no additional charge for Blu-Ray AND games?

[Billy Mays]BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE.[/Billy Mays]

I also get access to a streaming service that already has 3,000 titles? 3,000 titles for a streaming startup isn't bad at all, and I'm sure they'll be beefing that up SUPER FAST.

What is this and how do I replace my blood with it?

Dish is freaking genius in doing this, and it's only going to get better. Of course I know there's going to be nit-pickers and naysayers. There always is, but this is awesome, and nothing changes that.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:36 PM

I already use Blockbuster by mail. I hope that account can be transferred so I don't lose my queue.

They are saying watch on TV or PC but nothing on mobile devices. Hopefully those will be added soon.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

as soon as they come out with a mobile device app like netflix's ,i am cancelling my netflix account

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:49 PM

From the press release:

Beginning Oct. 1, 2011, Blockbuster Movie Pass is available for DISH Network customers, starting at $10 per month, combining the best of TV with the best of movies and games. It features a pay TV industry first: a subscription streaming movie service bundle available on the TV or PC. This programming package is unmatched by any other cable, satellite, telco or online streaming movie service.

Blockbuster Movie Pass includes the following:

Mail It! — More than 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games available by mail. No additional charge for high definition Blu-ray™ movies. One, two or three disc plans available. Queue management made conveniently from a link at www.dish.com.
Stream it! — Stream more than 3,000 movies to the TV. Stream more than 4,000 movies to the PC. Watch hundreds of on-demand TV shows.
Play it! — More than 3,000 video games by mail for XBOX®, XBOX 360®, Playstation2™, Playstation3™, and Nintendo Wii™.
Exchange it! — Unlimited exchanges of DVDs and video games at participating Blockbuster stores.
Watch it! — More than 20 premium entertainment movie channels from studios like MGM, Epix, Sony Movie Channel, PixL and more.


So all I need is Platiimum to get this?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

So all I need is Platiimum to get this?

That's how I read it. I have Platinum now so I guess I'm set. I'll cancel my BB 1 out at a time I now have. Pretty good deal for me. 2 things I currently pay $20 for will only cost $10 plus some streaming thrown in. I like it.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:23 PM

Ok, I've read and reread and done a "find" on every web page linked here. I'm on Dish Online. I cannot find anything about Platinum. What am I missing?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:26 PM

How does the BB through dish differ from dishonline or dish remote access?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:46 PM

So, 3000 movies offered to stream to TV. Netflix has about 75% more than that on offer.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

So, 3000 movies offered to stream to TV. Netflix has about 75% more than that on offer.

Yeah, but you have to start somewhere. And most of Netflix streaming library is crap, so there's definitely a quality versus quantity component to this. I'll reserve judgement until I see what those 3000 titles are. My guess is the library will grow substantially in the near future through possible acquisitions like Hulu. They're definitely not in the same ballpark as Netflix streaming yet, but could really give Qwikster a run for their money.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

Blockbuster's 1-disc at a time plan was already $10/month. I guess now current Dish subs get the 1-disc plan and Dish Platinum for $10/month. New subs get it free for a year. Not a big deal, IMO. They could've offered more.


Seriously? Or are you just trying to find something wrong here. Platinum is presently $10. Judging from posts (More on the other site) and my own opinion one of the best packages.

Now, for the same $10 bucks I also get to rent a Blue Ray Disc (or DVD or game) a month, and get streaming movies. I can do this online or from my receiver. I can rent more a month for a slight increase in cost that month.

And you also have to take into account I believe there will be some who will drop a movie channel and actually end up possibly paying less or about the same. I will keep HBO because it has so much more than movies, but Showtime is gone.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:51 PM

Ok, I've read and reread and done a "find" on every web page linked here. I'm on Dish Online. I cannot find anything about Platinum. What am I missing?

There may be some guessing, hoping and speculating going on based on the list of channels that you get with the BB/Dish movie deal that are currently in Platinum. Plus the other site has a thread in which more than one person said it. And supposedly some questions were forwarded to Dish in this regard. Hopefully the DIRT folks here can provide some answers.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Seems to be a pretty cool deal for Dish subscribers...
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:04 PM

Hopefully they will come out with pricing info soon for the 2 disc at a time plan. My wife and I each have our own DVD Queue from Netflix and it works fairly well. No charge for bu-ray and games sounds great. We just pulled the plug on the Netflix streaming and will drop them all together if the price is right for BB

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

There may be some guessing, hoping and speculating going on based on the list of channels that you get with the BB/Dish movie deal that are currently in Platinum. Plus the other site has a thread in which more than one person said it. And supposedly some questions were forwarded to Dish in this regard. Hopefully the DIRT folks here can provide some answers.

Thanks. I was beginning to think I couldn't find the obvious.

So, 3000 movies offered to stream to TV. Netflix has about 75% more than that on offer.

Since Dish Online offers "More than 4,000 Movies" and "Over 15,000 Episodes" I'm assuming that while there might be some duplication there will also be some gain from that 3,000.

What I really hate is a Friday afternoon "news event" without any explanation available for existing customers. I have to wonder how well the CSR's are trained or are a bunch of Dish CSR's in the Far East somewhere going to get bombarded with potential new customers without being able to "'splain it to Lucy.";)

And I cannot figure out the new Facebook either.:mad:

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:56 PM

Great job Dish!

I am a Dish Platinum person -- please do this automatically.

Please re-open any of the four stores near us that you closed.

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