$6 for a friggin movie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by schlar01, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. gopherfanT

    gopherfanT New Member

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    A $99 Apple TV and a free download of Handbrake solves your problems. You can rip a copy of a movie and put it back in the mail the next day and have the next movie on your list on its way. You can build up a library of movies so when you have the time to watch one, you have plenty of choices. You can load all your movies into your iTunes library and then stream them to the Apple TV.
     
  2. SledgeHammer

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    No, but food is a necessity. Watching a bad (or good) 2hr movie on PPV for $6 is not. Especially when I can watch the same movie on the same TV for $1 or less using different methods. I stopped ordering PPVs after they went to $4.99. $3.99 was about my drop dead price *AT THAT TIME*. Now my drop dead price to order a PPV is $0.00. Its just not a very good option anymore.
     
  3. CCarncross

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    Ripping copies of rentals is illegal, in everyone's book....probably best not to recommend that solution in an open forum...if you own the media, thats a different story, but you're not talking about your own purchased movies here.
     
  4. canesice

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    I rent $5.99 movies about once per month. usually on months where I get the coupon, so I then watch 2. So its about $3 each.

    I dont do netflix, these are the only movies I rent.

    I hate planning ahead. If its on, and I want to see it, I pay for it.. Usually knowing I have a coupon.
    AND I only watch the HD versions. forget anything less.
     
  5. Athenian

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    Exactly. It's no different from any other product or service -- it's up to the individual buyer to decide for himself.
     
  6. n4uaj

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    Around here Redbox seems to be at every grocery store and gas station so returning them is not an issue. Netflix works great for us both disc and streaming. However if there is a "must see" movie on DTV PPV at weekend prices at the so-called "dollar movie" it would cost four of us 10 bucks admission then probably another 8 for popcorn and sneak in our own water bottles ;) so 5.99 and two batches of popcorn from a 1.80 2 pound bag from Walmart aint bad. I do miss the old days of PPV when you could record it fairly easy on VHS and have em forever. To address the 2.00 a person fee at home I see no problem with that. How many folks are gonna pay nearly 60 bucks for Wrestlemania by themselves rather than having a "party" of 10 or so for 6 bucks a head?
     
  7. maartena

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    Which will cost you $6 per person.

    HD stuff is new. I usually just wait till movies I want to see show up on HBO, most of em eventually will. I don't need to see the movie NOW, I can wait a year. :)
     
  8. hasan

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    Insert the following in place of your "show up", and you have the logic of us using Netflix instead of D* PPV

    ....show up on Netflix (either streaming or Blu-Ray)

    I'm very patient w/r to movies. None of them are "must see" for me. I do enjoy them, so the combo of Blu-Ray and streaming makes much more sense to me (especially since I can do 8 Blu-Rays a month at this location, which would cost $48.00 via D*, and no streaming.)

    PPV, while being convenient at times, is just way too expensive, and the time restrictions are onerous on top of that.

    I'm glad some people find them useful, however.:)
     
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  10. KoRn

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    Pricing is fair. You get them a month early before netflix. And I think most of the problem. Cheapskates want to hold onto the movie like they own it. The 24 hour argument is invalid. The chances of something coming up as an "emergency" is slim to none. If you are tired or have something to do. Don't order it until you make time to sit through a whole movie. Now once you get past $6 for a HD movie. Then that is getting a little to pricey considering it would be less seeing it at the show during the day. It really comes down to convenience as well. When I want to watch a movie and feel like it. I want to watch it NOW. Not have to wait for it in the mail.
     

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