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DIRECTV mailers looking like Netflix envelopes

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    How would a streaming movie coming in over your internet connection from DirecTv be affected by rain while a streaming movie coming over your internet connecton from netflix not be? :confused:
     
  2. johnner1999

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    i thought the PPV movies were from the sats? unless its via the cinema?
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    But he said streaming, meaning delivered via the internet.
     
  4. trainman

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    Assuming you meant a satellite-delivered PPV movie, not a streaming movie -- the CSRs will be reasonable in offering credits in such instances, as long as you're not frequently calling with the same problem. (After a while, they'll probably insist on sending a tech out to work on your rain fade problem, rather than issuing yet another credit.)
     
  5. dualsub2006

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    I rented a pay-per-view movie from D* the night before I left for a road trip to Chicago. The movie was interrupted by rain fade for 20 minutes so I called D* while we were on the road to the Windy City. They offered to let me watch the movie again within 24 hours at no extra charge. When I told her I would be in Chicago for a week she told me I was out of luck. I have never, and will never, rent another pay-per-view movie from D* again.

    The prices are sky high, the signal quality can be unreliable and I don't like paying 5 bucks to watch 2/3 of a movie.
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    A bit extreme, no? First, you should have called at the time of the rain fade. Gotten a full refund, most likely. Then watch if you want when you returned home. Second, signal quality is usually excellent. Your choice on the price/value relationship of course.
     
  7. dualsub2006

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    It was 2AM. I didn't call then because we weren't going to start over. I called 6 hours or so after the fact. That should have been good enough. I didn't known then and I don't know now if they even answer the phones at 2AM. If there had been rain in the forecast that I saw on the noon news I wouldn't have even rented the movie, but they didn't mention rain.

    Signal quality for me is not usually excellent. I have a perfect view of the southern sky, every person that they send to my house has said I have perfect signal but if it more than drizzles my signal fades. I love D* and it seems that every time my contract is up we have clear blue sky for a month or two so that I happily upgrade equipment and sign up again, but I would not call my signal quality excellent. Very good, not excellent.

    And I do think that Netflix discs and streaming are a much better value. The 28 day delay doesn't bother me personally because if I wanted to see something that badly I would have run down to AMC and seen it on the big screen. We go through a dozen or more discs a month and stream a lot more than that. $6 for a movie isn't a very good deal to me.
     
  8. n4uaj

    n4uaj Cool Member

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    Opps I did mean a ppv over sat. Still too expensive when compared to Netflix or Redbox (they are at every corner now so now issue on returning)
     
  9. liquidctv

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    I'd love to see the back-end of the PPV system, where 1% of customers pay $6 per movie, but lowering the price to $5 only gets them 1.001% of customers, so the price stays where it is.

    Amazing that they have a whole system dedicated to a niche market. Phone lines too - gotta hook up those phone lines.

    It must add to their bottom line, but I'm surprised it does.

    Bumps up all other channels into the 200-300's for everyone else.
     
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Every TV provider has PPV for a reason.
     
  11. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    If I received it, then I must have threw it away. Never used Netflix, so I had no idea the similarity.
    Junk mail is junk mail.
     
  12. tonyd79

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    If 1% buys a movie a month, that is more than 1% of revenue. Assuming the average bill is somewhere around $100, then it is more like 6% of revenue from customers. So, for every 1%, that is 6% of revenue. Imagine if more like 5% of customers buy a movie a month. Then you are talking 30% of revenue. The number grows quickly.
     

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