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RUMOR: Pay Per View Window Expanded to 48 Hours


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#41 OFFLINE   Whogaman

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

Why not just come up with a PPV package where you get every movie on PPV for a low price like 40-50 bucks a month including events? I Would be all over that.


i guess people would like that, but on an economic level, it would be impractical. PPV program providers pay a premium to present their programs on the various PPV outlets. And with the economy as it is, and with some PPV program providers struggling like the WWE, they wouldn't make enough revenue on a one price for all model. I'll stay with Netflix, even though the Encore networks are pulling their content.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

48 hours, huh? Still not worth it IMO.

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#43 OFFLINE   NewForceFiveFan

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Easier to rent from redbox.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Easier to rent from redbox.

That is completely untrue. What could be easier than sitting on your couch and pressing play? You have to leave your house to use Redbox, at least I do.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

Easier to rent from redbox.

If it is easier, you must have a Red Box in your house. :lol:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

No thanks Netflix works for me

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

I think this is great news for those who rent DIRECTV PPV movies, as it gives them longer to view the movies, but it's not going to entice me to rent a DIRECTV movie.

Why? The old Netflix and Premiums argument: For one monthly payment that's just a few bucks more than DIRECTV charges for a single PPV I can stream movies from a huge Netflix library and watch them as many times as I want during the month. I also have the Premium package, so I can be patient for the movies to go from PPV to the Premiums and I can record and watch those as many times as I want.

Until DIRECTV goes the unlimited streaming route I'll be sticking with my delayed gratification plan...


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

PPV is WAY overpriced and really quit watching PPV when they imposed the viewing limits.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

PPV is WAY overpriced and really quit watching PPV when they imposed the viewing limits.


For me, it is priced just right. It is worth it for me to have the movie automatically download and show up in my queue along with my other programs every Tuesday when released and I just have to hit play to watch (you can pre-queue most movies while they are still in the theater like Netflix USED to allow you to do).

The only downside was the 24 hour window for us. We would never rent a movie over 90 minutes, but now that should not be an issue anymore since we can split it over two or three days (whatever it turns out to be I guess).

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

I hope this turns out to be true. I rent about 10 PPV movies a year and the short viewing window was already irritating. It is great to just make that impulse buy to see a very new movie without even having to raise the recliner!! :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:36 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:


What he said.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

The only time I rented a PPV movie, I ran into the 24 hour window. This is a good change. The fact that I couldn't watch the movie a second time the next night kept me from trying a PPV since then.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

Too pricey, too late (in extending the use time) for me.

Netflix. We watch at least 3 to 4 movies a week, plus a few series off an on. 8 bucks a month. (streaming).

I've never seen or heard the numbers, but I doubt D* is thinking of making this change out of the goodness of their hearts. My guess is that the PPV market from D* is, shall we say.....under performing.

I don't think this rumored change will make much difference. Too many cheaper alternatives. Convenience is only worth so much.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

I think 72 hours would be perfect. You could rent your movies Friday afternoon when you get home and have all weekend, plus a little of Monday, to watch them. Seems quite fair to me.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

I stopped buying PPV after DirecTV stopped the "one free PPV a month coupon" about 10 years ago.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

Best grandpa voice. I remember when p.p.v. was 1.99 all day ticket. It was cheaper than 3.00 a night at the video store.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:06 PM

I have Netflix for streaming/Blu-Ray and BB for Blu-Ray's as well, which I reserve for the better new releases. Can't beat the lossless audio and higher visual resolution (bandwidth) formats of BD and it's also much cheaper then PPV.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

I think 72 hours would be perfect. You could rent your movies Friday afternoon when you get home and have all weekend, plus a little of Monday, to watch them. Seems quite fair to me.


Seems to me that 72 hour limit would hang heavy on my mind much as "homework" always did. I don't like limits, even the limits on VOD, which are much longer, annoy me. Add to that, the $114 a month I pay for the Premium movie package, and buying PPV makes little sense to me. I don't really need "instant gratification".

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:38 AM

Too pricey, too late (in extending the use time) for me.

Netflix. We watch at least 3 to 4 movies a week, plus a few series off an on. 8 bucks a month. (streaming).

I've never seen or heard the numbers, but I doubt D* is thinking of making this change out of the goodness of their hearts. My guess is that the PPV market from D* is, shall we say.....under performing.

I don't think this rumored change will make much difference. Too many cheaper alternatives. Convenience is only worth so much.


Yeah Netflix makes a lot more sense if you watch a lot of movies.It can get a little expensive if you subscribe to the 8 movies out at a time plan & add blu ray access but you're only paying for movies that you want to watch.
The only bad thing about Netflix is that you have to wait 30 days to get new releases from some studios.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

When I'm paying $91/month for the BASIC service + HD + 1 DVR, they can make PPVs keep forever and I still wouldn't give them another red cent. $5.99 for something I can download off the net for free? No thanks.




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