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What's Up With The .99 Cent Movie Rentals?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CraigerCSM, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 #1 of 22
    CraigerCSM

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    Does anyone know how long the .99 movie rental trial is going for and when the new release pushed movies will be back on HD DVR's? I wonder why they are promoting movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith instead of first run movies? Is this a new feature DTV is testing for DTV Cinema and they are going to have older movies on DTV Cinema in addition to first run? I think that would be a waste of channel and hard drive space.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #2 of 22
    tonyd79

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    Everyone is doing old and new movies. Are they pushing them or doing them via the internet. Where do you think 4000 movies come from? Not 2010 or 2011. More like 1950-present.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #3 of 22
    CraigerCSM

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    They are pushing them to the DVR. They used to have alot of new release movies pushed with that green checkmark and now their is only 2 push new releases with the green checkmark and a couple of pushed .99 cent movies with the green checkmark.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #4 of 22
    CraigerCSM

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    Just found out DirecTV Cinema moved. DTV Cinema now has its own APP. Instead of going to the guide you now have to press menu and go to DirecTV Cinema New Movie Showroom. Its a new feature. DTV moved the pushed movies to channel 1100.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #5 of 22
    Jeremy W

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    What are you talking about?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #6 of 22
    CraigerCSM

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    Their used to be a whole bunch of pushed DTV Cinema movies in the guide but now their are only two and a couple of pushed .99 cent ones. We have a couple of HD DVR's and regular DVR's. On one of the regular DVR's it had a message saying DTV Cinema has moved to the menu guide. I guess it took awhile to get the DTV Cinema update to the analog DVR's? Or is a DTV Cinema update coming to the HD DVR's?
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #7 of 22
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    Is there a place where I can quickly see all the "green check" shows that are currently on my DVR?
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #8 of 22
    tonyd79

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    There is a choice called What's On Now in the DirecTV Cinema menus.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2011 #9 of 22
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    Thanks Tony.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    They haven't changed anything in almost a year. That has been that way for ages. I think the change is that they are pushing some older movies as well as newer ones to get people to realize they have both.. As for showing up in the guide.. That seems to happen every once in a while.. I think sometimes they do full flushes and change what movies have been pushed rather than just one or two at a time.
     
  11. Newshawk

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    It's not a trial, it's a special from Warner Brothers and runs until the end of the month, IIRC. There's no titles I want to see, even at that price point.
     
  12. sore_bluto

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    Off Topic but...

    Doesn't anyone remember the Verizon Math meme? .99 cents is 99/100ths of one cent or slightly less than one penny. The correct usage is 99 cents, 99¢, or $0.99. Sorry for the diversion. I can now go back to re-washing my hands.
     
  13. gfrang

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    99 pennies:)
     
  14. tonyd79

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    At that price, I may watch one or two. Nah, too expensive.
     
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    I wish there was a way I could just delete all the pushed stuff and make more room for programs I actually want.
     
  16. Jeremy W

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    The hard drive space is reserved whether there is a pushed content or not. So even if you deleted it all, you wouldn't gain any space back.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    There is.

    Add an esata drive.
     
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    Adding an eSATA drive eliminates the reserved space for directv? Wouldn't the box just format the new drive accordingly the first time you hook it up?
     
  19. susanandmark

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    I think they just meant that adding an eSATA drive gives you more space. My understanding, and I'm sure someone will correct me if this is inaccurate, is that DirecTV uses the same amount of reserved space, no matter what size the drive.

    We are currently using a 2TB external drive (and have been for about 18 mo. now) on our "main" DVR and even though we have a nearly full series list and watch things REALLY slowly (sometimes not for a year or more after it airs) we've never been more than, I think, 65% full. It's a real luxury.
     
  20. RobertE

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    No it doesn't. The same amount of reserved space is alloted on the external drive.

    See above and yes, it formats the drive upon first boot.

    You are correct in your understanding.
     

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