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DTV Home Premiere HD VOD Service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 1953, Apr 27, 2011.

DTV Home Premiere HD VOD Service

  1. Will get this new movie package.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Will not get this new movie package.

    2.6%
  3. Interested but will wait and see.

    60.6%
  4. Will be successful.

    12.9%
  5. Will not be successful.

    1.9%
  6. Price is reasonable.

    36.1%
  7. Price is not reasonable.

    0 vote(s)
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  8. Good alternative to other brand movie services.

    53.5%
  9. Not good alternative to other brand movie services.

    1.3%
  10. No opinion.

    25.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. billsharpe

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    I voted "won't be successful" for the following reasons:

    1. Price too high
    2. 60-day delay too long
    3. Initial movie selections are not high quality
     
  2. 1953

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    Thanks Scott.
     
  3. DaveC27

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    They can phone up their agents and get DVD copies of films just out delivered to them. In a previous life one of my jobs was to get early releases of films coming out that week to a whole bunch of celebrities who'd expressed an interest in seeing the film
     
  4. Rich

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    I'm thinking about dumping the Premiere package and they want to charge $30 for a PPV movie? To quote Spartanstew, "absurd".

    Rich
     
  5. fluffybear

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    How many different discussions do we need on this product? This has to be at lease the third or fourth one.
     
  6. Rich

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    I wondered about that too, but sometimes the polls are put up for a reason.

    Rich
     
  7. 1953

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    14,738 :grin:
     
  8. Rich

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    It's truly amazing how we manage to beat some topics relentlessly.....:lol:

    Rich
     
  9. 1953

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    Beating is a good thing! The topics become very tender.:hurah:

    "Have the veal. I'm here all week."
     
  10. somguy

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    Do they take us for fools? Who on Earth would pay $30 to watch a movie? You'd have to get 5-6 people to contribute to pay in order for it to be worth it. So you get it sooner and can watch it at home; big deal. $30 to watch a movie?! How desperate and stupid do they think their customers are?!! Are you kidding me? They must be totally out of their minds. How can they justify the charge? I must be seeing things. Please, someone, explain this $30 charge and make it make sense to me....please!!
     
  11. SledgeHammer

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    Lol. I agree. Its pretty ridiculous, BUT, others have pointed out that if you have a family of 4, tickets are gonna run you around $44 and then everybody wants food for another $20 or so, so a trip to the movies for 4 can run you around $70. So $30 seems like a good deal.

    To me, the thing that makes this service lame is the 60 day wait. If I haven't seen a movie in the first week, I'll just wait til it gets out on media or whatever. Most movies are dead after 2 months out.
     
  12. 1953

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    In line with the last two comments IMO this DTV service has more negatives than positives. Due to a combination of my health, the uncomfortable nature of movie theaters and of course ticket prices we gladly wait for our preferred movies to be released on DTV or disc. I truly do not understand DTV's logic behind their Home Premiere service.
     
  13. Rich

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    The higher up in a corporation you go, you'll usually find that there is a "disconnect" between the executives and reality. This isn't confined to D*. Every corporation I've been involved with has this problem. I think we've got a pretty good example of it here.

    Rich
     
  14. gfrang

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    I voted will not get this movie package but i hope it takes off like a rocket ship and they will lower the price of regular program packages:lol:.
     
  15. BattleScott

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    No way would I ever pay that for a movie, let alone one that will be out in several weeks for far less.

    However, I am not ready to call it a "bad business decision" just yet. For years, I have watched in wonder as throngs of shoppers waited outside overnight in the cold, rain and snow to be the "first" to get something. If there is a certain percentage of the home movie viewers, even a small one, that will part with their money in order to get it a few weeks sooner, then why not let them? From a business standpoint, I'm not really sure there is any down side to it, especially for DirecTV or Comcast. Maybe it will even have the reverse effect and LOWER the normal PPV rates! (yeah right...)
     
  16. Rich

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    That's something I don't believe they will do. And I don't think all that many folks are gonna shell out $30 for a two month old movie. Or a one month old movie.

    Rich
     
  17. tonyd79

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    It may be a good business but it is not a bad business model as it costs them nothing. it is an experiment that is not limited to Directv. It works, they make money. It doesn't work and it just goes away.

    We are overthinking it.
     
  18. Rich

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    I wouldn't really call it a bad business decision either. I think it's a no harm no foul if it fails and if, by some miracle, it acually takes off and does well, they're ahead of the game. But I gotta wonder what prompted them to come up with an idea like this.

    I wonder what their break even mark is?

    Rich
     
  19. jeffshoaf

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    When I first saw this, I assumed it was $30 a month per month for a certain number of PPV's, not a single movie - and I thought that was too high compared w/ NetFlix, even if the movies are newer than what's available from NetFlix. I certainly wouldn't pay $30 for a single movie!
     
  20. BattleScott

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    The real initiative seems to be coming from the studios, not the cable/sat ops. Looks like they are trying to squeeze as much out of the films before they enter the low-dollar rental market as possible. I would doubt that cable/sat cos are really risking anything on this. It's likley just a simple percentage of revenues for the studios arrangement.
     

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