Dish/Blockbuster announcement coming Friday

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  1. Oct 7, 2011 #321 of 377
    DoyleS

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    My mileage is a lot worse. 10 Blu-Ray disks in the Queue indicating NOW and still nothing shipped after signing up on Monday. I did get a msg from BB saying that it takes 1-2 business days to activate an account and get shipping started and no activity on weekends. So, I guess we check on Monday. So far, no Joy.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2011 #322 of 377
    gireeshbhat

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    I signed up for Blockbuster Movie pass Tuesday 4th Oct. I added 10 movies to my queue with 9 "Available Now". No disks have shipped yet. I called up yesterday and was told they would contact the technical team and ship something out ASAP. I called again this evening and the rep told me there was a problem on their end with Movie Pass and account re-reinstatement. She sent me a free Blockbuster in store rental coupon in my email for my trouble.
    I am not impressed so far. I will wait a couple of days (they do not ship on Sat). Netflix is still chugging along as usual (one business day turnaround).
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 #323 of 377
    david91722

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    You'll have to wait at least one more day. Monday is a federal holiday. (Columbus Day)
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 #324 of 377
    dishman1999

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    nope not a good deal I rather have the top 250 then something that waste my gas or have to be a slave to the mail box!
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 #325 of 377
    chris83

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    I think I may be missing some things with all that is entailed in the Blockbuster Movie Pass package, so please help me out.

    With the "old" Netflix you could either receive discs by mail or stream content via the internet to a "Netflix ready" device on my TV (or PC/mobile device). So, If I wanted to stream old shows such as "Doctor Who" or "Star Trek" or "Ken Burns-The Civil War" I would search and then add to my instant queue.

    Question: does the BBMP not have access to that type of programming to actually stream thru my DVR to my TV? I'm not talking about watching online via my PC, but actually via my ViP722K. If I were to look for "Hawaii Five-O", I'm thinking I can get the physical discs mailed to me, but not be able to stream to my HDTV directly.

    If I'm a fan of Netflix because I can view TV shows such as "Monk" or "Heroes" or "Mad Men" actually on my TV, should I just stay with that?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Oct 8, 2011 #326 of 377
    hootowls

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    First week is in the can. Upgraded to two discs at a time with them shipping on Mon and Wed with receipt on Wed and Fri. This is close to Netflix speed in my area but will need to see the return side of things. My queue has 84 titles of mixed content (DVD, Blu and Wii of varying release dates) with just over half (46) being available "Now" (ouch!). Six are listed as "Unavailable" - not sure I understand the point of that category. No longer a B&M store in my area although there is a kiosk, which I guess isn't part of the deal. Streaming content and experience not anywhere near a compelling feature for me, so keeping Netflix streaming. I'm hoping that there was and will continue to be an influx of subscribers that will encourage the stability and growth of this partnership.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2011 #327 of 377
    StevenA

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    No issues on my side, signed up Saturday, email Monday saying they sent it, got it Tuesday.

    Receiver still says Dish Platinum instead of moviepass however.

    Only other annoying thing is the dvd we got, its a rental version and says to buy the full version if you want to see any extras. Really? Your kidding right? No thanks.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 #328 of 377
    V35_Pilot

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    I would say yes. My impression is that NF's streaming product still is head and shoulders above BB/Dish's product and worth the additional $8. or so per month. Factors such as web site, amount of streaming titles, numerous types of devices (not just PC and receiver) all make it a better product at this point, IMO.

    I dropped NF's DVD product once BB/Dish went live since to me these services are equivalent.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2011 #329 of 377
    Paul Secic

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    Almost all stores, doctors ETC. are open on Columbus Day.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2011 #330 of 377
    Jhon69

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    Streaming with NetFlix at this time is better,but BlockBuster Movie Pass is a new service and I sure they are trying to improve.;)

    HD-PQ I give to BlockBuster Movie Pass.:)


    Also your results can vary depending on your ISP speed.
     
  11. Oct 9, 2011 #331 of 377
    DoyleS

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    I am a little confused with the BB streaming service. I recently upgraded my home theater with a new projector and a Samsung BD-D6700 Blu-Ray player. This player has an internet hub with Apps such as BB and NetFlix although all seem to be setup for PPV. I activated the BB Application on the player and linked it to my MoviePass but when I go on the player, it still shows movies with a charge for streaming. Has anyone else experience this or something similar? Basic question is whether I get free BB streaming to that player or if that is restricted to only certain movies?
     
  12. Oct 9, 2011 #332 of 377
    david91722

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    I was referring to getting DVDs by mail. Re-read the quote in my previous post.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2011 #333 of 377
    jadebox

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    Apparently, it's available only through your Dish receiver or Dish Online (at least for the time being). Actually, it doesn't appear to be anything more than the "Dish Platinum" streaming you already had if you subscribed to Dish Platinum.

    -- Roger
     
  14. Oct 9, 2011 #334 of 377
    chris83

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    Doing the Blockbuster Movie Pass, can your first DVD/Blu-Ray BE an in-store pickup, or does it have to arrive by mail and THEN you can do future exchanges there?
     
  15. Oct 9, 2011 #335 of 377
    olguy

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    Mail first. Then you can exchange at a store. The store DVD must be returned to the store. It's Mail, store, mail, store, ... I returned one to the store last Sunday and had the next mail DVD on Tuesday.
     
  16. Kimo

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    Anybody know when Blockbuster Movie Pass will be available in Hawaii/Alaska?
     
  17. Slordak

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    Anyone have any further comments on the usability of the Dish Network receiver UI for streaming and the selection of content which is included (not counting content which is PPV)?

    Does the streaming work by caching the content on the hard drive when one tries to view it, and hence why one cannot fast forward past what has been downloaded so far? But I assume pausing and rewinding work, hopefully as seamlessly as when using the DVR for anything else? And it sounds like downloaded content stays available for 24 hours? Could one, say, setup the receiver to "stream" something in the morning before leaving for work and then have the entire movie locally available on the DVR that night for viewing without worrying about network hiccups?
     
  18. Ray C@DISH Network

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    Slordak,

    When I stream content, I can usually watch it within a few seconds to minutes (depends also on how many downloads occur simultaneously). It also depends upon your broadband speed.

    There has been some issues with customers downloading a movie (not BBMP) and trying to view the movie the next day and the movie not being on the hard drive. We are working on a resolution to this problem. If a nightly update has taken place or a front panel reset performed, this problem may occur.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please let me know. Thanks.
     
  19. Jhon69

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    You should be able to press the * button on your remote control to bring up all the free movies available,just like if you go into Explore Movies and select HD,then Get Results it will bring up all the movies in HD only.


    The way you describe it at the end is how it should work,and on the last report,Dish Network is working on the problem.
     
  20. slickshoes

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    I don't understand why Dish is lumping everything together in the Blockbuster movie pass menu option. Free, not free etc.

    I just want to be able to go in there, and that is all my free stuff I get with my Blockbuster pass. Also the 722 is so clunky in the way that it handles this stuff it's unbelievable. Please bring on the new Xip receivers ASAP.
     

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