1. Really should be comparing DTV PPV to iTunes or Amazon streaming rentals, not Netflix or RedBox DVD/Blu-ray rentals (i.e. physical rentals). They are apples and oranges.
2. As my wife likes to point out, if you don't go to the theater much, $6 for a movie at home for 2 or 4 people compared to tickets, food, parking, babysitter, is a bargain. And you always get best seat in house.
3. I'm not sure how people can disagree that 48 hour viewing window is NOT better than 24 hour viewing window at same price. It is. You may still not like price, but longer view period is, well, longer.
4. We do get PPV's from DTV -- maybe 1/week. We don't watch 40 movies a month. Netflix (DVD plan) was a waste for us. Movies just sat at home, never turned over b/c we didn't have time to watch something. So 4x$6 is same as 3 out plan from Netflix.
5. We do try to go Redbox route as much as possible, but several complaints here: don't always have what you want; movies aren't most current available (as someone else pointed out); not always convenient to get/return movies.
6. Yes, $6 is probably too much for a PPV.
7. Amazon Instant Video often has "specials", has a 48 hour viewing window for most movies, gives choice btwn HD and SD versions (SD is just fine sometimes, sorry), and has broadest selection vs DTV and iTunes.
My 2 cents.
Edited by grecorj, 23 March 2012 - 02:48 PM.
Fixed point 3 and 4 for typos; expanded post 4.