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24 Hour PPV rule - Has it changed your behavior?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Herdfan, Oct 14, 2008.

How have your PPV buying habits changed due to the 24 hour rule

  1. I buy more PPV as the selections are better and the 24 rule doesn't bother me.

    0 vote(s)
  2. I buy the same amount of PPV as before.

    0 vote(s)
  3. I buy less PPV due to the 24 hour rule.

    24 vote(s)
  4. I quit buying PPV due to the 24 hour rule.

    44 vote(s)
  5. I never bought PPV before so it doesn't matter to me.

    146 vote(s)
  1. morbid_fun

    morbid_fun Godfather

    Jan 16, 2007
    My family and I concur. I used to order them frequently, record them on the DVR, and playback for the kids or company until another PPV got released.
    The studios are a total joke these days and the rule is pathetic. We now subscribe to Netflix, which is actually cheaper monthly than what we spent before on PPV each month.
  2. Scott in FL

    Scott in FL Godfather

    Mar 18, 2008
    Agreed, except my wife and I order a PPV every other month or so. For us it's an impulse buy. There's nothing good on TV, we don't have a Netflix DVD to watch, so we check out the PPV. If there's something we want to watch we push the button and watch it.
  3. ansky

    ansky Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2005
    I have a DVD Express machine 2 blocks from my house. I rent DVDs for $1/night. With the coupon they sent me I watched 4 movies this past weekend for $3 total. Can't beat that price.
  4. Barmat

    Barmat Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    I used to order about 1 a month. Since the rule change zero. Just another example of the stupid corporations running Hollywood. Every new rule, DRM, forces me more and more to the dark side where there are no rules.

    The corporations respond to everything with more DRM, restrictions.
  5. Drewg5

    Drewg5 Icon

    Dec 15, 2006
    St. Louis
    At one time my wife and I would order 1 or 2 PPV a month with the 24 hour rule we don't even bother looking at what is on PPV. For this it might as well be a 2 hour rule for a 2h 45m movie. I would love to see how this has "helped revenue" for the studios

    I for one know it has helped NexFlix a lot :p
  6. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I have never ordered a PPV. I can only imagine doing so if they started showing live executions in which criminals have to fight for their freedom against gladiators with fortified vehicles and weapons. It would also have to be hosted by Richard Dawson.
  7. Ben_jd

    Ben_jd AllStar

    Aug 21, 2006
    Being parents with lots to do around the house on any given evening, we are strapped to finish a 2-hour movie in one night. With this 24-hour rule, we don't even bother considering what's on the PPV channels. I'm not sure why 24-hours is so much better for the studios than 72 hours ... at least we could have the weekend to finish it.
  8. bsprague

    bsprague Legend

    Feb 24, 2007
    I have a HD DVR. When I first bought it. I enjoyed recording a HD PPV movie (and watching on my schedule) a few times a month. I considered it a major feature. After the last one I recorded disappeared, I bought a Blue Ray player for $279 on Amazon and subscribed to Net Flix with the Blu Ray option. It is easier and more effective finding good films on Net Flix than DirecTV. I'm spending about the same money and enjoying it more. DirecTV lost the revenue (however small) and Net Flix gets it. I hope someday to have bandwidth sufficient to get HD on demand, but don't expect it for several years.
  9. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    Aahhh, but those savvy studio folks figured out that if you didn't finish the movie before it "expired" that you would then PAY AGAIN to be able to finish it! Yup - I wonder how that's working out for them?!? :nono2: :nono2: :nono2:
  10. jazzyjez

    jazzyjez Legend

    Jan 2, 2006
    I selected the "I buy less..." option. Had it been there, I would have selected the option that I buy far fewer than before - it's not never, but getting close! As I said in the thread when this was originally introduced (as many others also said), 24 hours is insufficient.

    For us, the spur-of-the-moment idea to watch a PPV movie on a Saturday night was squashed by this; that was the greatest advantage that satellite had over other sources such as rental stores or DVDs by mail and they've lost it.
  11. edlex

    edlex Cool Member

    Jul 5, 2008
    We are in the same boat with 2 children under 2 at home we never get to finish movies in one sitting. Haven't bought a ppv since the new rule but I have been buying alot more bluray's though.
  12. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    The only difference in our house is that we use to plan our PPV viewing. We might order the movie during the afternoon and have it watch maybe half today and the remainder tomorrow. With the 24 hour rule, we do not order until we are just about ready to sit down and have the time to watch the whole thing.
  13. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I never did buy a PPV unless I thought I would have time to watch it uninterrupted, so it made little difference to me.

    I still buy about one per month.
  14. Matt9876

    Matt9876 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 11, 2007
    Just stopped ordering PPVs.
  15. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    My wife does the PPV thing more than I do. But she has commented that it "sucks" about the 24 hour limit. There has been once or twice she didn't order one and start to watch it for fear that she wouldn't be able to watch it. But for the most part, it hasn't changed her PPV habit.
  16. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    I chose the "same amount" option. Of course, that is very little-perhaps one a year-but the same as I used to buy.
  17. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    I record roughly 30 hours of TV a week and try to catch up on weekends (depending on weather and football). I don't even have time to watch any of my DVDs so I never order PPVs.
  18. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    I definitely order far less, and I only order on weekends now, since I cannot be certain that I will finish in 24 hours during the week. Also, no children's movies, as they simply must watch each movie several times. I really hate the restriction. I can understand some restriction, but 24 hours is way too short. Even at 48 hours I would order more PPV!
  19. Brian Hanasky

    Brian Hanasky Godfather

    Feb 22, 2008
    Much less since the HD PPV price and 24 hour limit.

    I also have 2 kids and have a hard time watching a weeks worth of network programming by the end of the week (especially with NFL/College football & NASCAR).

    I keep my Netflix and watch 1 DVD per week. We often aren't capable of finishing the DVD in 1 24 hour period.

    In the future I plan to buy Bluray player and check the Bluray option on my Netflix.
  20. dhhaines

    dhhaines Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2005
    We used to order at least 1 ppv per month. But now we'll just go to the Hollywood video or Blockbuster. There is NO WAY that we'll rent a movie for only a 24hr period. We just don't have many 24hr periods where everyone can sit and watch a movie. We try to have family movie night, but that doesn't work out often with teenagers.

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