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RUMOR: Pay Per View Window Expanded to 48 Hours


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

I heard a very interesting rumor.

It sounds like, starting March 13, DIRECTV Cinema (Pay-Per-View) rental periods will go up to 2-3 days on many titles, with no price increase. DIRECTV.com will have full details.

You'll see the extended rental periods if you order from the web site, mobile, text messaging and over the phone. The information won't be on the receiver until a future software release but the extended rental periods will be honored.

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#2 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Would help in some occassions. There are times when I have a hankering for a PPV movie on a whim but stop myself if I am not 110% sure I have time to watch it. May allow me to buy a couple a year rather than one or none.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:09 PM

After getting screwed with the order 4 and get $10 off in December, they could make it an eternal rental and I doubt I'd ever use it again.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

I don't really care about the viewing window. It's too expensive!

#5 OFFLINE   Ken O'Dea

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

Great news! 24 hours has limited my use of PPV. A window of 3 or 4 days would be welcomed but 2 days is a start.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

Too expensive and any "viewing window" is a ripoff. I know it's a studio thing, but there's no way I'd fool with it.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:07 PM

Good news for PPV users. We don't rent them. At the price they charge for them, we prefer to wait until they hit the premium channels.

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#8 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

What do you think?


Too rich for my blood... :nono2:

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

Too rich for my blood... :nono2:

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Much agreement from me..

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

It's great for those that use it, I'll stick with Redbox.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

This makes perfect sense. I always wondered why you could go rent a movie from a video store, netflix, redbox, etc... and keep it for much more than 24 hours, but no matter what TV provider you have PPV / OnDemand was only 24 hours. DirecTV has to compete and this is a very good move if true.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:28 PM

If they open the length of time, wouldn`t that shorten up the number of needed PPV channels and open space for new non-PPV channels to be added?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

I'll keep using netflix

#14 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

Cool, we use the PPV option for our movies. I like not having to go get them or return them.

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#15 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'll stick with Redbox and Netflix plus all of my 1000+ Recordings on my 7 DVRs. :lol:
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

Dont like it.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

Extended PPV rental periods is a good idea but they should have waited for the future software release to coincide with the announcement.

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#18 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

Extended PPV rental periods is a good idea but they should have waited for the future software release to coincide with the announcement.


They haven't announced it, so that may be what they intend to do...

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

It doesn't matter how long they increase the rental time (NO PPV FOR ME) - We all pay way too much a month for a lot of channels we don't watch ( Doesn't matter what package you subscribe too) to be paying extra for a product that couldn't even last in a theater.:nono2:
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

What if DIRECTV can get a model in place for the purchase of 1080p VOD movies same day as DVD release "owned" for 15-20 range? New Blu Ray is like 20-30? It lacks special features on disc and less audio/video quality but gain convenience and accessibility.

Oops was it deleted or DVR crash? No problem, redownload it because they keep account record/authorization of your purchase.

Would this be a succesful/profitable model for DIRECTV? If you buy movies, would this appeal to you?

On topic, I love the extension. More for the same cost on the movies we do rent PPV.

Edited by bigtom, 13 March 2012 - 06:09 PM.





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