DIRECTV to launch premium PPV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RAD, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. man_rob

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    Feb 21, 2007
    I guess some people have more money than sense or patience. I'll wait the month. I also read on Engadget, Gizmodo, or some tech-gadget website that high grossing films won't be released on the service. It's going to be mainly bad romantic comedies, and other under-performing movies that will be offered.
  2. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    That wouldn't even be funny, if it were true. :sure:
  3. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    That changes the game considerably.

    If I ever found myself with $30 bucks to burn. It would be for movies like "Apollo 13", "Saving Private Ryan" or "Troy". I’ll never spend $30 bucks to see "Step Up 2" or "Piranha". :lol:
  4. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    For a little more than that, you can get 37 channels of premium movies for a month. I can wait until they hit the premium channels. Plus I would be really upset to buy a movie for $30.00 and have it be a dud.
  5. mluntz

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    Jul 13, 2006
    Plus you own it, or you could sell it. By the way, is the 24 hour rule in effect here?
  6. Hutchinshouse

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    Sep 27, 2006
  7. Hutchinshouse

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    Sep 27, 2006
  8. DaveC27

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  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    I would count another 18+M DTV customers with same approach. Perhaps 1000+ customers would go for it ...
  10. Beerstalker

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    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    I think this could work somewhat for families like others have mentioned, but I personally won't use it. For $30 I will definitely wait another month and just buy it on Blu-Ray if I want to see it (I've got about 100 new Blu-Rays I haven't had a chance to watch yet as it is).

    I really think the timeframe is what might kill this. 2 months is just too far behind the theatrical release. The little kids would have probably bugged the parent anough by them to convince them to take them to the theater. Others will just wait like me. If they could cut it down to 2-4 weeks I could see it working well, but the Theater chains would really revolt then.

    The other way I could see it working is if they do give you a voucher/coupon for a free copy of the movie on Blu-Ray/DVD, or at least a steep discount on it. I could maybe see myself watching something like Fast 5 at home for $30 if they then gave me the Blu-ray for free (or at least like $20 off).
  11. ehilbert1

    ehilbert1 Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    It's amazing that people have to eat at the movies. You can't wait 2 hours? Instead of spending all that money on popcorn and drinks wait till the movie is over and go out to dinner. $30 is way to much for 60 days after the fact.
  12. djzack67

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    Sep 18, 2007
    Some of the 1st titles out seem real low brow.
  13. djzack67

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    Sep 18, 2007
    Hail pass. really. I can wait for Spike TV to carry it. lol
  14. cebbigh

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    Feb 27, 2005
    Frostbite Falls
    NPR had discussion of the 30.00 charge this morning. They said it was a trial balloon to find an appropriate price for these offerings. If it fails to produce interest they'll drop it to the point where it does.

    Movie theaters and some directors are not happy. Movie theaters for obvious financial reasons. And directors for artistic reasons.
  15. anleva

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    Nov 14, 2007
    Dennis Dugan must be besides himself. "Just Go With It" has to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated.

    I'm running over to Walgreens tomorrow to pick up some Goobers, popping some Orville Redenbacher's popcorn and grabbing a 64 ounce big gulp from 7-11 for the full in home movie theater experience. I want to be first in line to pay $30 for a 10 week old bad movie. Yee Haa DirecTV! :p
  16. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    I heard that on the way in this morning. I really don't know how they got the studios to agree to such a thing. :shrug:

  17. Hutchinshouse

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    Sep 27, 2006
  18. billsharpe

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    Jan 25, 2007
    I noticed in the LA Times story today that at least you get 48 hours to watch the $30 movie instead of the standard 24 hours.

    I suppose that's an improvement...
  19. SledgeHammer

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    Dec 28, 2007
  20. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Let's try and keep all of these threads under one roof.

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