Pay Per View is now "DIRECTV Cinema."

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, May 21, 2009.

  1. May 21, 2009 #81 of 169
    spartanstew

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    And I do the same exact thing. I just don't see the point in jumping in every thread that mentions PPV and voicing all my complaints. It gets old and serves no purpose. None.
     
  2. May 21, 2009 #82 of 169
    dcowboy7

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    More people have posted in this thread than have bought a ppv this month. :lol:
     
  3. May 21, 2009 #83 of 169
    NOLANSKI

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    YYYYYAAAAAWWWWNNNNNN:nono:

    $6?

    NetFlix + BluRay= better everything.

    >>>Sound<<<
    >>>Picture<<<
    >>>>>SELECTION<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    >>>$$$<<<

    Now what were we talking about?
     
  4. May 21, 2009 #84 of 169
    Araxen

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    Exactly what I thought when I saw this. They are trying to soften up the words just like the politicians do(ie. torture = enhanced interrogation techniques), but it's harder to do because it directly effects the customer immediately in their pocket book. The Movie PPV costs have gotten out of control no amount of word softening will fix that. IMHO, They would be better off adding more premium channels than continuing to add more ppv channels. Waste of bandwidth if it's really doing that poorly and then also they should focus on the UFC/MMA/WWE PPV's instead of more movie ppv. As I understand it those "event" type of PPV's bring in more money for DirecTV per buy than the movie ppv's. Please correct if I'm wrong on that assumption.
     
  5. May 21, 2009 #85 of 169
    Beerhouse

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    Breathtaking!
     
  6. May 21, 2009 #86 of 169
    TBlazer07

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    Nahhhh, You must be brrriiippp'in me! :lol:

     
  7. May 21, 2009 #87 of 169
    jclewter79

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    If that is true, why does E* not enforce the 24 hour rule on all movies? Sometimes it is enforced on the HD versions of a movie and not the SD version of the same movie or vice versa? Either D* does not want to take the time to sort though the difference or E* is breaking the rules? Or, maybe E* just gets a better deal from the studios?
     
  8. May 21, 2009 #88 of 169
    SatliteHD

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    They took away the word "Pay" to make it look less pricey. Smart move lol.
     
  9. May 21, 2009 #89 of 169
    Shades228

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    They have enabled it so if they're not enforcing it then they're in violation of the drm agreements. That said Dish isn't known for following policies until someone takes him to court and he loses the ability to have it.
     
  10. May 21, 2009 #90 of 169
    jclewter79

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    Well, maybe but that remains to be seen. You would think we would have heard something about it by now if they were not doing it right. I don't think that it is an across the board requirment yet. Just maybe easier to do it across the board.
     
  11. May 21, 2009 #91 of 169
    inkahauts

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    Ok, I like the new name, but now they have to reinvent how its charged and how many programs you can see, etc...
     
  12. May 22, 2009 #92 of 169
    Zellio

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    Then maybe the Directv executives should grow a brain and not have 30+ hd ppv channels...
     
  13. May 22, 2009 #93 of 169
    freewillie

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    Any one with DVR can record the movie and watch it anytime they want too. I just purchased Quantum of solace and im still able to view it after a week later.
     
  14. May 22, 2009 #94 of 169
    vlj9r

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    Unless they restructure their pricing model, I don't think the name change will prompt me to make any purchases. For the price of less than 3 movies, I get to watch as many thru NetFlix.

    The limits imposed by the movie studios on Directv are just too restrictive.
     
  15. May 22, 2009 #95 of 169
    MLBurks

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    I like the name change. But it's not going to make me purchase more movies than I already do which is maybe 1 every other month or so.
     
  16. May 22, 2009 #96 of 169
    jdh8668

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    They can call it "Fred" for all I care. With their high price and 24 hour time period restriction, I will never be using it.
     
  17. May 22, 2009 #97 of 169
    jclewter79

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    But after you begin play back for the first time, you only get 24 hours to watch it and after that time the recording becomes unplayble. This is the 24 hour limit that people are speaking of.
     
  18. May 22, 2009 #98 of 169
    Todd H

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    Yep.

    We have a 2 year old and finding the time to watch a PPV movie is difficult enough without a 24 hour limit. Plus, for the price DirecTV charges, I can just go rent a movie from Red Box and keep it for a week. So for me this is all a big "meh."
     
  19. May 22, 2009 #99 of 169
    paulman182

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    The name change makes no difference to me.

    We occasionally buy a PPV because they replace the terms "go," "mail," "DVD," and "wait" with "now," and "HD."
     
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    call it what they want, I'll never order one.
     

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