Have you watched a PPV in the last 90 days?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jul 29, 2010.

Have you bought/watched one or more PPV from DIRECTV in the last 90 days?

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  2. No

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  1. cover

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    Feb 11, 2007
    I watched one or two for the first time, just because I couldn't get new releases from Netflix and all copies were out at the local Blockbuster.
  2. Tom Servo

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    Mar 7, 2007
    No. I haven't ordered a PPV since probably about 1998, when I was a new customer.

    In 12 years I do believe I've received exactly one coupon for PPVs and I never redeemed it. Free or not, there just weren't any good movies out at the time.

    $5.99 is outrageous for a viewing of any movie, even if it is in HD.
  3. Aug 1, 2010 #123 of 146
    Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    No, with Redbox at .99 it is not worth the price.
  4. Aug 1, 2010 #124 of 146
    Tom Servo

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    Mar 7, 2007
    I like Redbox and it's where I go, too, for movies.

    Kroger has been really agressively pushing Redbox coupons for shoppers. I've got about 15 coupons for free rentals just sitting around that need to be used by the end of the month. ;)
  5. Aug 1, 2010 #125 of 146

    lsbrodsky Mentor

    Dec 3, 2005
    No! These guys will not get a penny more than I have to pay them. I don't feel that I am getting value for my money, but what choice do I have? Neither cable nor OTA are viable options. I am happier with Netflix for movies.
  6. Aug 1, 2010 #126 of 146

    HerntDawg Legend

    Oct 6, 2008
    The next one I get will be Paq vs Mayweather, whenever that is. I will pay the extra 10 bucks for HD for it too.
  7. Aug 1, 2010 #127 of 146

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    No, I subscribe to Premiums, and I have a Block Buster machine at my local shoopping strip that charges only $1
  8. Aug 1, 2010 #128 of 146

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    Just the UFC ppv
  9. Aug 1, 2010 #129 of 146

    topgun80 AllStar

    Oct 6, 2008
    yes, but never again. I got tired before the end of the movie and went to bed, tried to finish it the next night and my 24hrs. had expired and they wanted me to pay for it again, B.S. If I pay $6 to buy it I should be able to record it and watch it any time I want.
  10. Aug 1, 2010 #130 of 146

    Nighthawk68 Godfather

    Oct 14, 2004
    Rented The Green Zone, but had anniversary gift coupon. The last time I bought a PPV was back in 2004 or 2005.
    The $5.99 price is just too high, and I am not a fan of the 24 hr limit. I can rent a Blu-Ray at my local video store for $3.80. Even some of the titles DirecTv has for 2.99 or $3.99 are $1.00 rentals.
    Oh and Netflix... do the math :)
  11. Aug 1, 2010 #131 of 146
    Bob Coxner

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    Dec 28, 2005
    I got a free anniversary coupon but I've never used it. I check the PPV listings from time to time but everything there I've already seen via Netflix. The same goes for premium channels. I dropped all of those and never looked back. I get all the movies and original programs via Netflix. I have to wait a few months to see an entire season of Treme or Entourage (or whatever) but it's a minor problem. With Starz original programs, I can stream those on Netflix the same day they air on Starz.

    Neflix + Roku FTW
  12. Aug 1, 2010 #132 of 146

    grover517 AllStar

    Sep 29, 2007
    Voted No. Haven't ordered any since the 24 hour rule and price increases took effect. I can wait until they come out on DVD via Netflix or premiums I already get via Premier package.
  13. Aug 1, 2010 #133 of 146

    mrcon0728 Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Jersey Shore
    Only when I get free movie coupons though. They are getting less and less every month lately. It started out rent two get $5.99 credit, then rent two get $4.99 credit(that doesn't cover the HD cost of the movie). They should do away with the damn coupons and just lower the price.
  14. Aug 1, 2010 #134 of 146

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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    I have never in 12 yrs (that I can remember) ordered PPV. I now have a anniversary gift from D* for 1 free one, so I will be in the future.
  15. Aug 1, 2010 #135 of 146

    huron77 Cool Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Have bought one movie in 15(? - has it been that long?) years.

    My son wanted me to host a WWEppv party at our house, but seeing I don't allow that pseudo sport in the house, #2 purchase has never occurred.
  16. Aug 2, 2010 #136 of 146

    cartrivision Hall Of Fame

    Jul 25, 2007
    That makes no sense whatsoever. People who only buy a PPV when they know that their purchase will be refunded in full as a credit on their account aren't really buying anything. Maybe if it wasn't a 100% credit, an argument could possibly be made for counting it in some way as a PPV purchase, but certainly not in the case of a completely free giveaway... and especially when you are only asking about a single PPV purchase in the past 90 days. Someone who only took advantage of a single PPV giveaway in the past 90 days hardly qualifies as a "user" of the PPV services that DIRECTV offers.

    Your answer to the question of how such promotional PPV freebees should be voted along with the long time frame vs. number of purchases indicate a fairly obvious desire to skew the poll results in a certain direction.

    At any rate, this poll is a very poorly constructed and executed poll with little or no relation to the actual discussion about PPV usage in the other thread which prompted the creation of the poll in the first place.
  17. Aug 2, 2010 #137 of 146

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    I refuse to buy any PPV movie from DirecTV even after getting coupons in the mail for free viewing. Free viewing is really not free viewing when you still have to mail coupon back, now if DirecTV did the right thing and had a toll free number to call or an email coupon / website coupon then I would order the said free PPV movies.

    But I can and do get PPV through Amazon VOD at a much better price and for a longer viewing time.:)
  18. Aug 2, 2010 #138 of 146

    mechman Legend

    Apr 29, 2006
    I have bought one movie since I've had DirecTV. I had a coupon for it. I have received a lot of coupons since but won't go through the hassle of mailing the coupon in again. I'd use the coupons again if there were an easier way to redeem them. But I won't pay the price that D* wants for a ppv. It's too much $$ when there are much cheaper alternatives.
  19. Aug 2, 2010 #139 of 146

    oldcrooner Godfather

    Feb 23, 2004
    Since 1999, I think I viewed one once when I had a coupon. It's too expensive. I prefer Netflix with their options of Blu-ray discs, streaming and much wider selection of films from which to choose. If it's a newer film, waiting a little longer to get it on DVD/Blu-ray is fine with me.
  20. Aug 2, 2010 #140 of 146

    judson_west Godfather

    Jun 15, 2006
    Haven't watched a PPV since the 24 hour restriction was place on it. At this juncture, I don't think I would now even if the 24 hour restriction was removed since I have a lot of other avenues for watching movies.
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