Free 4K Movie Rental

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MysteryMan, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Found this in my e-mail today......AT&T Thanks......To celebrate the first anniversary of 4K service on DIRECTV, here's a special gift just for you......Rent any 4K movie on us today! It's just one more way of saying thanks for being a great 4K customer......Bill credit is issued after DIRECTV Cinema purchase is confirmed. Order 4K title must be confirmed on 4/15/17......Nice, thanks DIRECTV.
     
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  2. dod1450

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    Thank you for the info. I will pass and continue with Netflix and Amazon 4k video.
     
  3. compnurd

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    Netflix Doesn't have new releases
     
  4. jimmerz

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    I have some time left... Thanks

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  5. Eddie501

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    You received this yesterday & had to confirm the rental by 4/15/17? Less than one day?
     
  6. MysteryMan

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    I posted exactly the way the e-mail offer was stated. E-mail was sent to me at 16:06 hrs on 15 April 17 giving me a little over 7 hours to take advantage of the offer. I took advantage of the offer and selected the movie "Passengers". Offer states in the fine print to allow 3-5 weeks for application of bill credit.
     
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  7. Eddie501

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    haha...this is what I hate about these free movie 'offers'. They are clearly designed with a gotcha in mind. Last time I even considered one, you had to jump through so many hoops it wasn't even worth it. Like filling out some form and physically mailing it & then waiting 6 weeks for a credit to show up. Instead of just giving you a free rental upfront, which they could very easily do.
     
  8. MysteryMan

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    No hoop jumping with this offer. I looked at the list of 4K PPV movies, selected "Passengers" and sat back and enjoyed it. It's a two day rental that expires tomorrow. The only nuisance is the 3-5 weeks for application of bill credit.
     
  9. Rich

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    Good movie, really enjoyed it. I get all the new releases (the ones that interest me) from NF, usually around the time they first go to BDs. I would like to see NF start mailing out UHD discs. They don't seem to be in any hurry to do that. I'd like to have an excuse to buy a UHD player. I'm really curious to see if the UHDs look any better than an upscaled BD. I know some folks have posted about the quality of the UHDs, but I really have to see it for myself.

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  10. MysteryMan

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    There's noticeable picture quality between Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD. If you're a movie buff like I am you'll want to invest in a UHD player.
     
  11. Rich

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    Let me explain my post a bit better. I have a couple Samsung BD players I bought on a whim. Both upscale to 2160 and the PQ is so good I haven't bothered with a UHD player. I have had one of my normal BD players on the 4K TVs and the difference between them and the upscalers is very noticeable. I have no problem with purchasing a UHD player, the problem I have is the lack of UHD discs on NF's disc rental service. Having given away or donated so many DVDs and BDs I really have no intention of ever accumulating hard copies ever again. I can see buying the really exceptional UHD movies. But I'll never spend as much as I have in the past. Just me, just my opinion. I had bins of DVDs and a lot of BDs. Just a waste of space. I can wait for NF to get the UHDs, I'm in no hurry.

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    I see your point about these kind of collections taking up a lot of space. But then again, so do books in a library. I consider my DVD/BR collection as my library.
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    I've been a live long movie collector. Started with VHS, then converted library to DVD. Am still upgrading DVD library to Blu-ray. Doubt if I'll convert entire Blu-ray library to 4K Ultra HD but their are some titles that would make the effort worthwhile.
     
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    I use a library consortium for my books, if I kept my own library and bought my own books I'd need a lot of space...which would be wasted space. I use NF in the same manner. No more hard copies, just me, just my opinion.

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  15. Rich

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    I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, it just killed me, giving away all those discs, I forgot the mention the bins of VHS tapes I had and gave away. Never again. Just my opinion.

    Rich
     
  16. TheRatPatrol

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    I'm surprised Netflix is still sending out discs and hasn't gone full streaming yet. But I guess there's still enough people out there that like the discs versus streaming, or they can't, or don't want to, stream, for whatever reason.

    Rich, did you ever consider ripping your DVD/BD collection to a hard drive, or does doing so break down the PQ?
     
  17. Rich

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    I have not seen any signs of NF dropping the disc rentals. I hope they don't.

    I did consider ripping at one time, but NF is so easy.

    Rich
     
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    Netflix has physical disks for those titles for which they don't retain streaming rights.
     
  19. compnurd

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    Agreed. There is also a noticeable difference between upscaled Blu Rays on the Same UHD Player than with a straight UHD Disc
     
  20. Gloria_Chavez

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    In 2015, 40% of rural America still did not have access to broadband.

    I also hope that NF does not drop its disc rental business
     
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