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Have you watched a PPV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Vette1992, Dec 27, 2011.

Have you watched a PPV?

  1. Not at all.

    0 vote(s)
  2. Only when provided coupons for FREE PPV.

    108 vote(s)
  3. Rarely (One every six months or longer).

    26 vote(s)
  4. Often (at least one every six months).

    73 vote(s)
  1. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    At least a few every 6 months.

    Very convenient and 1080p.
  2. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    We usually watch PPV movies when we get a discount coupon. But probably once a year, we'll watch one without the coupon.

    Like some others have said, the 24 hour rule is tough when you have kids. Sometimes there's just not time enough time to finish the movie within that period.
  3. F1 Fan

    F1 Fan Icon

    Aug 28, 2007

    Some of the "live" events look like they cost more on PPV than to get into the event itself! Which I know is not Directv's doing either, they are probably lucky to get 10% of the price.

    As for movies - I cant find 1 movie a year worth watching, let alone paying extra for. I would not pay to go to the movies and wouldnt pay to see it on PPV. If there is a good movie, then I would happily wait for it to come on the regular channels. I figure I havent seen it up to now, so can wait another 30 days or so.

    I like the old movies - and get most of my movie fix from Netflix streaming. If there is something I really wanted to PPV I could use Amazon or VUDU I guess and they do HD too and I dont believe there is the 24hour limit (though there is a limit). If the prices were the same and limits the same then I would use Directv as it is better and more convenient.

    I looked at Netflix DVDs once. But I worked out that if you were on the single DVD at a time plan ($9.99) then you can only get 7 or 8 DVDs a month (still cheaper than RedBox). So if Directv offered a package of X PPVs for $Y per month I would look into it. Say 5 1080p PPV for $10 per month - use it or lose it. Would consider it then.

    Or as someone else posted - charge my CC when I use it. I dont like keeping track with "extras" on my regular bill.
  4. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I generally watch a PPV 3-4 times a year. Like others, I have Netflix and don't find the PPV all that valuable, but every so often a movie will catch my eye and the weather will be the pits and going out to get it seems daunting.
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    About once every six months. I find that true Blu-ray quality is worth waiting for, and Netflix is a better value proposition for me even with the price increases.
  6. Clemsole

    Clemsole Godfather

    Sep 8, 2005
    We have never and will never order a PPV item.
  7. BosFan

    BosFan Legend

    Sep 28, 2009
    Altoona, WI
    Not at all, just don't enough value in it with all the other options available for less cost.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Once in 4 years for the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight.
  9. jazzyd971fm

    jazzyd971fm Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    Been with DirecTv since 2003, 1 PPV event, no movies & no movies or events since 24 HR limit.
  10. SledgeHammer

    SledgeHammer Icon

    Dec 28, 2007
    Been with DTV since 2002 and used to order a few movies here and there and special events WHEN THEY WERE REASONABLY priced. $3.99 and keep forever was much better then Blockbuster Pricing at the time. Special Event PPVs were $34.99 or so. Also doable, but not something I went crazy on. Now that PPVs are $7 for 24hrs and Special Events are $60 to $70... no freakin' way :D. All this stuff is available for a fraction of the price through other sources, or entirely free on the internet.
  11. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    We don't use PPV at all.

    Don't intend to. Between the Premier package (or whatever it's called) and NF, we get everything we want. Waiting a month isn't a hardship.

  12. twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
  13. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Only one, when I first got satellite in 2000. It was on a free coupon deal and it turned out to be a total, unmitigated FUBAR disaster. I got charged twice for a "free" movie and became the unwilling victim of an angry and abusive CSR when I tried to get credit. I count that as a 'Not at all'.

    IMO, VOD sucks -- never again!

    As an afterthought, I think VOD is becoming an anachronism. I have Netflix via Roku, which gives me so many more streaming options, and I am not one of those impatient people that has to see a new release right away.
  14. jford951

    jford951 Godfather

    Oct 6, 2008
    Once and a while but with kids the 24 hour window can be a problem
  15. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    I have watched one PPV in 9 years. I'm willing to wait until they are on Netflix.
  16. Blankman2k5

    Blankman2k5 Legend

    Oct 20, 2010
    I order one every Friday depending on my children's behavior. It is a lot cheaper than taking three kids and a wife to the movies at roughly 8.50 a head...
  17. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    With Netflix and having 7 DVRs with 13 Terabytes of Storage Capacity and 350 Series Links I hardly have time to watch the 2 Netflix DVDs I get a month plus the last time I got a PPV it was delivered as 2.1 Stereo and Not Surround Sound as Advertised (The Bourne Identity) so I got a Refund after having to talk to Retention Department.

    Who would want to watch and listen to an Action Film such as The Bourne Identity in Stereo when you have a Killer Speaker System such as I do.

    Never Again!!! :nono2:
  18. zimm7778

    zimm7778 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 11, 2007
    Yes, I've ordered movies and back when wrestling was cool I used to order WWF, WCW, ECW ppvs
  19. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    What!! Wrasslin ain't no longer kewl? :rolleyes:
  20. Surveyor40

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Voted rarely. Within the last 6 months we rented one ppv movie, and prior to that rental it had been well over a year. We find renting at the Redbox more convenient then waiting for the movie from Netflix (which we recently dropped due to nearly every movie in our quene was always listed as an " extremely long wait "). For the most part, we often use On Demand, even when we have company over for the weekend.

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