Interesting DVD-related survey I just took...

 
Old 06-20-03, 08:55 AM
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Interesting DVD-related survey I just took...

I am on a consumer panel and was asked to evaluate some new pay-per-view ideas:

1. You download a movie to a TiVo-like device, and are then allowed to burn it to a DVD and print out a box cover for a website...cost about $18

2. You can get a package of 3 PPV movies for $9/month, and if you refer a friend, you get 1 free movie for every referral.

and here's the interesting one...

3. You download and watch a movie on PPV for $3.99, you can just pay the $3.99, or, if you want to buy the DVD when released (it seemed to imply you could see movies before DVD release), you order it, and the $3.99 goes toward the price of the movie. You are shipped the movie when released.

The last one sounds like a good idea...thoughts?

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Old 06-20-03, 10:01 AM
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Re: Interesting DVD-related survey I just took...

Originally posted by FlashStash

and here's the interesting one...

3. You download and watch a movie on PPV for $3.99, you can just pay the $3.99, or, if you want to buy the DVD when released (it seemed to imply you could see movies before DVD release), you order it, and the $3.99 goes toward the price of the movie. You are shipped the movie when released.

The last one sounds like a good idea...thoughts?

FS
First problem for me (and many others, I assume) is that PPV is usually pan-and-scan. Not interested.

As for applying the $3.99 to the cost of the DVD .... sounds a lot like the Rent it-Like It-Buy It plan at BB.
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Old 06-20-03, 10:05 AM
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Re: Re: Interesting DVD-related survey I just took...

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As for applying the $3.99 to the cost of the DVD .... sounds a lot like the Rent it-Like It-Buy It plan at BB.
exactly. and, undoubtedly, it will be $3.99 off the MSRP which will put the price still a buck or two higher than wal-mart on the release week.
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Old 06-20-03, 10:38 AM
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Not interested. I like things the way they are now.
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Old 06-20-03, 11:35 AM
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Not interested. I like things the way they are now.
Ditto
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Old 06-20-03, 11:41 AM
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All sounds lame. There are much better digital services that are better and 100% FR33
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Old 06-20-03, 01:29 PM
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Well, if I ordered a PPV, rather than buying the movie blindly, and if I ended up liking the movie, and if the movie were OAR, and if the DVD price were lower than MSRP, and if the price minus the PPV fee were cheaper than any retailer, then I'd probably like it.

That's a lot of "ifs" though.
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