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I woke up this morning and checked the Showcases & Movies Now tab on my HR21-100 as I always do to see if anything downloaded overnight. Well, now I have a new addition to my Movies Now folder: The Jumper, which expires 12/14. The HD DVR Welcome video also redownloaded. I thought that Movies Now was being phased out, but I guess that was wrong information... I'm never going to use Movies Now so this is just a waste. :rolleyes:
 

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Movies Now is not being phased out. I for one am glad it's there, it's an extra option for me that costs me nothing, does not use my available hard drive space, and does not tie up my network bandwidth.
 

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I am actually glad it is back. Another option for impulse movie watching.
 

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tcusta00 said:
When a company starts creating features and services that cater to one person's habits and desires give me a call, I'd like to short that stock.
I'm not the only one on these boards that would like Movies Now to vanish... :eek2:
 

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Stuart Sweet said:
Movies Now is not being phased out. I for one am glad it's there, it's an extra option for me that costs me nothing, does not use my available hard drive space, and does not tie up my network bandwidth.
Me too .... it's not something I'd use every day, but on those nice winter nights, it's great to snuggle up with the wife in front of the fireplace, get some popcorn, and watch a movie ...

And YES, before anyone mentions it, I have a Netflix subscription. Sometimes we're in the middle of a "series run" with Netflix - watching entire seasons of TV shows ... sometimes I just want a movie instead.

Better to have MORE options, than less!
 

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tonyd79 said:
I am actually glad it is back. Another option for impulse movie watching.
I have no objections to the service. The thing I liked the most is the night we used it, it did not interfere (conflict) with any of our recordings and took up no additional space..
 

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tcusta00 said:
You're the only one in this thread though, so apparently there's some demand for it. :eek2:
Well if you're willing to pay five bucks for a 24 hour rental when you can pay $15-20 more for lifetime ownership of a movie, have fun with that. I'm not trying to bash anyone, I'm just bashing the service. Now if D* lowered the cost, then I'd consider using it, but $5 is a bit excessive in my eyes.
 

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As Stuart said, it cost us nothing and does not use up any of or hard drive space. So if some one does not use the service then leave it alone.
 

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kw2957 said:
Well if you're willing to pay five bucks for a 24 hour rental when you can pay $15-20 more for lifetime ownership of a movie, have fun with that. I'm not trying to bash anyone, I'm just bashing the service. Now if D* lowered the cost, then I'd consider using it, but $5 is a bit excessive in my eyes.
I am willing to pay $5 for a PPV movie. You're not. Welcome to freedom of choice. I'm glad we don't live in China and we're able to make these decision for ourselves.

Now, back to our regularly-scheduled complaining about things that are irrelevant.
 

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kw2957 said:
Well if you're willing to pay five bucks for a 24 hour rental when you can pay $15-20 more for lifetime ownership of a movie, have fun with that. I'm not trying to bash anyone, I'm just bashing the service. Now if D* lowered the cost, then I'd consider using it, but $5 is a bit excessive in my eyes.
Well, it costs me about $2 to make spaghetti and meatballs at home but sometimes I just want to order it out and pay $11.50. It just works that way.

BTW, how do you own a first run HD movie for $15-20 bucks? Try more like $25-30. And if you don't plan on watching it more than once (or at least 3 times), the extra cost is a waste.

Granted, the 24 hour limit is not good and should be longer but assuming I want to buy every movie I ever watch is a pretty bad assumption.
 

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Glad it's back here as well.

I sat down the other night to watch one, went to the tab and saw that they were gone. :(

So instead later in the week, I got the same movie from a Redbox (purchase).

I've got no problem paying $5-6 to see a movie RIGHT NOW when I want to see it. If I like it, then there is a good chance I'll buy a hardcopy of it at some point.

As to just buying it outright, I've bought my fair share of DVDs that I now regret (movie sucked, etc). I've probably got somewhere between 400-450 DVDs. Many, many of them have been watched once, maybe twice. That, in hindsight is a waste of money.
 

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As to just buying it outright, I've bought my fair share of DVDs that I now regret (movie sucked, etc). I've probably got somewhere between 400-450 DVDs. Many, many of them have been watched once, maybe twice. That, in hindsight is a waste of money.
Interestingly, most of the DVDs (probably 95%) that I own are movies I watched previously (usually the theater but mostly stuff I paid to watch at some time).

And now, with my Blu-Ray being shipped to me, they are all depricated.
 

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As to just buying it outright, I've bought my fair share of DVDs that I now regret (movie sucked, etc). I've probably got somewhere between 400-450 DVDs. Many, many of them have been watched once, maybe twice. That, in hindsight is a waste of money

I have about the same amount myself and most likely at least 300 to 350 have only been watched once or twice.
 

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kw2957 said:
Well if you're willing to pay five bucks for a 24 hour rental when you can pay $15-20 more for lifetime ownership of a movie, have fun with that. I'm not trying to bash anyone, I'm just bashing the service. Now if D* lowered the cost, then I'd consider using it, but $5 is a bit excessive in my eyes.
I would tend to agree, its nice to have the feature, but the price point is all wrong. I can Blockbuster a movie for $5 for 2 nights for a new release, 5 nights for an older release. Paying the same for a 24 hour rental is not proportional. For that matter, I have a Redbox at our local Walmart and a Moviecube at our local Albertsons that is $1 for 24 hours. :rolleyes:
 

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kw2957 said:
Well if you're willing to pay five bucks for a 24 hour rental when you can pay $15-20 more for lifetime ownership of a movie, have fun with that. I'm not trying to bash anyone, I'm just bashing the service. Now if D* lowered the cost, then I'd consider using it, but $5 is a bit excessive in my eyes.
There are some movies I'd pay $5 for, but not $15 for (and some I'd only shell out $2 for :lol: ), so having the choice is a good thing, IMHO.

Just one question - $5 is excessive compared to what? I know, somewhat retorical, and everyone's opinion will be different.........

Bottom line - you don't have to use/pay for the service if you don't see the value.

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