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Old 04-04-12, 06:11 PM   #26
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Re: Notable Amazon Instant Video Freebies, Discounts, New Additions

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So for 79 a year you get unlimited streaming and free shipping on everything? But not everything they have is free if you have prime?
Amazon Prime is about Free Shipping. The free streaming is just a bonus. On it's own, I don't feel that the Prime Streaming is worth $79 per year. There's definitely good stuff to watch, but the overall selection of titles is very limited.
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Re: Notable Amazon Instant Video Freebies, Discounts, New Additions

FYI,

A bunch of Free TV episodes showed up:

Downton Abbey: Episode 1 from season 1

NCIS: Yankee White (Pilot episode)

Blue Bloods: Pilot

The Good Wife: Pilot

The Killing: Reflections & My Lucky Day (2 episodes, from season 2 premiere)

Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (1st 2 episodes)
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Old 04-05-12, 03:06 AM   #28
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Re: Notable Amazon Instant Video Freebies, Discounts, New Additions

Today only, rent The Debt with Helen Mirren for just $0.99.


http://www.amazon.com/The-Debt/dp/B006INDMEE/
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So for 79 a year you get unlimited streaming and free shipping on everything? But not everything they have is free if you have prime?
Correct. The free-streaming stuff is older catalog like you'd find on Netflix streaming. Newer releases--or stuff that for whatever reason is just not available free--you have to pay to rent (or purchase).

As TheBigDave said, I consider the streaming a bonus. I've had Prime for a while for the shipping benefits but used very little of the streaming, mostly because I don't have an easy way to watch it on my TV. PS3 is a positive step, though.
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Old 04-05-12, 02:43 PM   #30
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FYI,

A bunch of Free TV episodes showed up:

Downton Abbey: Episode 1 from season 1

NCIS: Yankee White (Pilot episode)

Blue Bloods: Pilot

The Good Wife: Pilot

The Killing: Reflections & My Lucky Day (2 episodes, from season 2 premiere)

Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (1st 2 episodes)
thanks for the update - picked up a bunch of them.
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Old 04-05-12, 05:13 PM   #31
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FYI,

A bunch of Free TV episodes showed up:

Downton Abbey: Episode 1 from season 1

NCIS: Yankee White (Pilot episode)

Blue Bloods: Pilot

The Good Wife: Pilot

The Killing: Reflections & My Lucky Day (2 episodes, from season 2 premiere)

Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (1st 2 episodes)
thanks for the update - picked up a bunch of them.
There were over 100. I did my usual scan and kept discovering more and more.. then the morning after I posted them... I saw the list of 100... anyway.. there are still quite a few available for free.. and I just added 1 more today...

Amazon Instant Video - Non Prime Free Purchase Full Episodes
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Old 04-06-12, 05:01 AM   #32
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WEEKEND SALE

Through Sunday, rent Tower Heist, Cowboys & Aliens, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Spy Kids 4 for just $1.99 (SD) and $2.99 (HD).


http://www.amazon.com/Tower-Heist/dp/B0071MV540/


http://www.amazon.com/Cowboys-Aliens/dp/B006C45CFG/


http://www.amazon.com/Martha-Marcy-M...dp/B007BLDFWG/


http://www.amazon.com/Spy-Kids-4/dp/B006BQF318/
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Old 04-09-12, 10:09 AM   #33
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Today only, rent Glee: The Concert Movie for just $0.99.


http://www.amazon.com/Glee-The-Conce...dp/B006O5Y7UE/
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Today only, rent Final Destination 5 for just $0.99.


http://www.amazon.com/Final-Destinat...dp/B006QKKMBA/
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Old 04-10-12, 09:43 AM   #35
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Amazon Gold Box Daily Deal (April 10, 2012)

Own Harry Potter Digital Movies Starting from $3.99 at Amazon Instant Video
Today only, enjoy huge savings on digital Harry Potter movies at Amazon Instant Video. Purchased videos will be stored in Your Video Library where you can access them whenever you want--stream them instantly and watch on your PC, Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, or more than 300 HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top devices.

Part 1-6 are $3.99 each
Part 7.2 is $7.99
(Part 7.1 is not available)



http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/

It looks like you can buy the HD versions for the same price through your Roku or set-top box.
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Old 04-10-12, 10:08 AM   #36
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Movies to Own Starting at $4.99

Too many to list. Here's a couple recent titles.

$3.99
Harry Potter 1-6

$4.99
The Road
Transporter 3
Boondock Saints 2
Quarantine
Revolver
Year One
Across the Universe
Kung Fu Hustle
Legion (2010)

$5.99
Daybreakers
The Spirit
Gamer

$6.99
Attack The Block
Battle Los Angeles
Easy A
Zombieland

$7.99
The Green Hornet
The Tourist

$9.99
Friends With Benefits

TV SERIES
Dead Zone Season 1-6 - $5.99 each
Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season 1 - $7.99
Doctor Who Season 1 - $8.99
The Dresden Files Season 1 - $7.99
Primeval Season 1 - $4.99
Robin Hood Series 1 - $8.99
Merlin Season 1 - $8.99

FULL LIST - http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000790601
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Today only, rent Super 8 for just $0.99.


http://www.amazon.com/Super-8/dp/B0068TJLSY/
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Old 04-11-12, 03:57 AM   #38
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<3 the $.99 movies... I watch a lot of stuff I'd otherwise skip on disc.

Watching Final Destination 5 now... will watch Super 8 later.
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Today only, rent Dolphin Tale for just $0.99.


http://www.amazon.com/Dolphin-Tale/dp/B006O5Y1FK/
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<3 the $.99 movies... I watch a lot of stuff I'd otherwise skip on disc.
I love that it's mostly recent stuff at Amazon. The other streaming VOD services have $0.99 specials, but the movies are usually old catalog titles.

I also like that you have 30 days to start watching the movie (when you rent it through Amazon's website). So I can grab a $0.99 movie and then watch it whenever I have time.
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Old 04-12-12, 06:34 PM   #41
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I love that it's mostly recent stuff at Amazon. The other streaming VOD services have $0.99 specials, but the movies are usually old catalog titles.

I also like that you have 30 days to start watching the movie (when you rent it through Amazon's website). So I can grab a $0.99 movie and then watch it whenever I have time.
Is this new? If I rent it on the website, can I then play it on my Roku on day 28 (assuming I didn't play it before that?)
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Old 04-12-12, 06:45 PM   #42
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Your 48 hour playing period starts when you actually push play. I have done it on day 29 or 30 as long it is before it "expires"... and then had 48 hours to watch it.. I wish it was like this when I order it using my BD player.. there.. the 48 hour rental period begins right away.. but I can only rent HD on my player.. ugh..
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Thanks. So, does Amazon remind you when you're getting close to your expiry date? I worry that I'll stack up a bunch of rentals then forget that they're there.

I usually just rent SD on my Roku, but I certainly have the option for HD. What's disappointing is that the HD rental isn't always discounted at the same time as the SD... at least, that's how it appears on the Roku. The SD will be $0.99 or $1.99, but the HD is always $4.99. In those cases, I'm totally fine renting the SD, but I'd gladly pay an extra $1 for HD.
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I go to Amazon Instant Video by selecting it via Shop by Department... there is a selection there called "Your Video Library".. I click on movies.. and it shows me the date and time the rentals expire.. Also via my BD Player when I select my Library and hover over the titles.. It shows the expiration date...
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btw.. on the $1 more thing.. I think they could hook more money if they offered the upgrade for only $1 more when accessing it via our players for titles we bought online.. and often the weekend deals are $1.99 SD / $2.99 HD... yet I agree.. most times.. it is $4.99 for HD.. er.. uh.. no thanks..
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I agree, it's disappointing that Amazon doesn't offer a discounted HD version for the daily $0.99 sales. I'd be willing to pay an extra $1-$2 for a high def version. But at least the SD stream looks pretty decent.

I've never received notification for an expiring rental. And I've had a couple expire before I got around to watching them. However, it's pretty easy to check on your rentals using the Your Video Library section on Amazon's Roku channel.
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I wish it was like this when I order it using my BD player.. there.. the 48 hour rental period begins right away.. but I can only rent HD on my player.. ugh..
Seriously? How odd... I have never rented via my PS3 so I didn't know.

What does Amazon have against computers? I can't even rent a HD movie with my computer (not that I would at $4.99 anyway), yet I can rent HD with my PS3. I should also note that I can rent HD via computer on VUDU.
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It does seem odd... We can only rent/buy/watch SD from the PC for movies, but can buy/watch HD TV episodes. Yet all options are available via devices. Having a month to start a viewing period on the PC, but viewing period starts right away on a device.

I wish we could rent/buy/watch SD & HD via PC and no matter where rented have 30 days to start viewing period (and alway 48 or more hours for viewing period).
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This might be better in a new thread, but does anyone have an easy way of finding the theatrical or pre-theatrical releases on Amazon Instant Video. For example, The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe, is on there ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunter/dp/...4462874&sr=1-1 ). It's not playing theatrically in my town, so this is a great addition. Sure it's a few dollars more than a typical rental, but IMO, it's worth it to see it in advance of the DVD/Blu-ray release.

Should we have a thread that highlights these types of releases as they appear?
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This might be better in a new thread, but does anyone have an easy way of finding the theatrical or pre-theatrical releases on Amazon Instant Video. For example, The Hunter, starring Willem Dafoe, is on there ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Hunter/dp/...4462874&sr=1-1 ). It's not playing theatrically in my town, so this is a great addition. Sure it's a few dollars more than a typical rental, but IMO, it's worth it to see it in advance of the DVD/Blu-ray release.

Should we have a thread that highlights these types of releases as they appear?
I don't know of the best way to find that info, but this might help. Go to the Amazon Instant Video section. Select "Movies > All Movies" on the sidebar. Then select "Purchase Type > Rental". And finally select "Price > $5 to $10".

That's the typical price range for Pre-Theatrical and Pre-DVD rentals. There's a couple titles like Albert Nobbs and Goon that don't come out on DVD until next month. And some Pre-Theatrical titles like Meeting Evil and God Bless America.

Sounds like a good idea for a thread. Or we could just list them here.
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