Pay Per View is now "DIRECTV Cinema."

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  1. May 21, 2009 #41 of 169
    braven

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    DIRECTV's attempt at "polishing a turd"?
     
  2. May 21, 2009 #42 of 169
    spartanstew

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    I think we need a few more comments on why people don't like PPV/D*Cinema :rolleyes:
     
  3. May 21, 2009 #43 of 169
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    Ok, I'll start. I don't like D* PPV because... just kidding. :rolleyes:
     
  4. May 21, 2009 #44 of 169
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    :lol: Nice.
     
  5. May 21, 2009 #45 of 169
    rajeshh

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    How about DirecTV Multiplex Cinema or DirecTV CinePlex? to imply multiple movies going at the same time?
     
  6. May 21, 2009 #46 of 169
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    Why not?.In More Info it says "In the future you will need a High Speed Internet connection to access PPV with the remote control".So that means no easy access to order PPV by remote with the phone line anymore(781),Oops! DirecTV Cinema.

    So you will have to order DirecTV Cinema from www.directv.com or call DirecTV and pay the phone line order fee.:confused:
     
  7. May 21, 2009 #47 of 169
    spartanstew

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    Because there's been numerous threads on why people don't like/don't use PPV, and frankly it's been beaten to death. This thread is supposed to be about the renaming of it.

    I don't use PPV either (for most of the reasons mentioned), but that doesn't mean I have to chime in on every thread related to it and rehash the points that have already been made ad nauseum. Sometimes things just need to be given a rest.
     
  8. May 21, 2009 #48 of 169
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    Nah, lets have a few more comments praising how wonderful the name change is.
     
  9. May 21, 2009 #49 of 169
    spartanstew

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    Umm, the name change is what the thread's about. If you don't like the name, express your opinion on the matter. But, since according the the first post, nothing else is changing, why continue to comment on other things about this feature that have been beaten to death.
     
  10. May 21, 2009 #50 of 169
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    And part of the discussion is how the heavy handed policies did not change while the name did.
     
  11. May 21, 2009 #51 of 169
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    The shudda called it Pay Per Brrrripppp ? Yea, I know, no brrriiipppping on PPV, I mean DirecTV Cinema ... was just kidding.
     
  12. May 21, 2009 #52 of 169
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    You think D* is going to lift the 24 hour rule? Or lower the price?

    Seriously, other than complaining for the sake of complaining, what's the point?
     
  13. May 21, 2009 #53 of 169
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    Oh joy...another reason for Directv to add more PPV Channels. /yawn
     
  14. May 21, 2009 #54 of 169
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    ok....i dont like that basically movies start on 15 minute intervals....i would like some to start at oh lets say 9:23pm. :D
     
  15. May 21, 2009 #55 of 169
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    OK! Sounds good! Name Change?Good!;)

    Everything else?.:confused:

    There's still one hair on that horse!.:beatdeadhorse:;)
     
  16. May 21, 2009 #56 of 169
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    Au contraire! We ordered a movie the other day and heard the loudest brrrrippp we've ever heard on D*. It was during the end credits, so no big deal, but it can still happen on pay per view....I mean....cinema.
     
  17. May 21, 2009 #57 of 169
    Surveyor40

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    Awesome name, terms not so.
     
  18. May 21, 2009 #58 of 169
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    D* could just do the 24 hour limt on the movies that specifically required it. That is what other providers do but, I guess they just don't care. I would go a long way toward makiing people understand it is a studio thing and not a D* thing because, on some of the movies laziness is the only reason that they have a 24 hour limit.
     
  19. May 21, 2009 #59 of 169
    Stuart Sweet

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    As far as I know, per the agreements with the content providers, the 24 hour rule exists in every case.
     
  20. May 21, 2009 #60 of 169
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    It always amazes me how even the mega huge companies with all the "Brain's" behind them still make the same mistakes that the Mom and Pop businesses make!

    Take your Mom and Pop restaurant that is not doing so well, they start to change things around grasping at a solution to increase business, they offer free soup, free deserts, they change the opening hours, bigger signs, etc. they do everything but change the lousy food which is why the people don't come in the first place. (Example taken from numerous episodes of Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares)

    Directv is exactly the same, they are changing the name, because the "Pay" in “Pay Per View”, they figure is frightening away people!
    HELLO DIRECTV :bonk1: it's not the name PPV thats the problem, it's the high prices and short viewing time that is keeping people away!
     

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