D* DVR's to Delete Content (1 Viewer)

sullivbt

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In fact, I don't even see any ranting over in the DirecTV DVR forum. I would think that if I was a DirecTV subscriber, I would be bitching up a storm about how D* was the first group of little girls to cave in to Big Content :)
 

sullivbt

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Actually, come to think of it, shouldn't this story be the lead on the SatGuys front page? To me, this seems to be a much larger issue than a couple of sat launches. Especially since D* tried to "soft launch" the news by quitely changing their web page and not actually issuing a press release. I wonder if Scott got anything official from D* on this?
 

sullivbt

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OK, scratch that what I said earlier - there actually is a small thread (four posts) about this on the D* board. Apparently, nobody over on the D* side of the house is upset about this issue. I don't understand it, but oh well <shrugs>
 

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I think this is why most of the D* users have not been too upset:
Will movies purchased before April 15, 2008 be deleted from my playlist?

No, movies purchased before April 15, 2008, currently on your playlist, are not affected by this new policy.

It is only a go-forward policy, most have just said they'll accept it or not buy the PPV.
If they were going backwards to previous recordings, then some would be very upset.
 

Hall

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Most likely, we'll see this on all DVRs in the near future...
Yes, we will.

And folks, how is this any different than Dish announcing that HD set-tops will HAVE to be connected via HDMI or DVI sometime in the future ? Many people's TVs do NOT have such connections. This is/will be done for similar reasons and is dictated by the content providers.
 

MikeD-C05

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It doesn't matter to me since DISH is now charging $4.99 for a pay per view in sd and $5.99 for an hd pay per view. THen if you wanted a per recorded hd movie on DISH's portion of the hard drive it will cost you $6.99 a movie. I will not purchase another pay per view again. Unless they offer a free pay per view coupon. THis is to high a price to pay and I can rent at Blockbuster or NEtflix much cheaper.
 

old corps

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See the "PPV bomb drops on Feb.1st" thread on the next page---towards the end of it. The PPV/DVR thing is bad enough but what's REALLY maddening is HBO only allowing a recording to be kept for 24 hours and only being able to view it once on the D* Tivo box. 1st example is the current mini-series "John Adams". The day that happens with E*'s DVR's is the day I cancel HBO!:mad: I'm afraid it's only a matter of time.

Ed
 

Ronald_Jeremy

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Rock Ridge!!!!!!!!!!!!
See the "PPV bomb drops on Feb.1st" thread on the next page---towards the end of it. The PPV/DVR thing is bad enough but what's REALLY maddening is HBO only allowing a recording to be kept for 24 hours and only being able to view it once on the D* Tivo box. 1st example is the current mini-series "John Adams". The day that happens with E*'s DVR's is the day I cancel HBO!:mad: I'm afraid it's only a matter of time.

Ed
And they wonder why bittorrent and newsgroups are fluorishing!
 

hendrix04

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And they wonder why bittorrent and newsgroups are fluorishing!

Eh, if you pay for tv service, there isnt much difference between a DVR and downloading a show via the internet. Either way you are not going to watch the commercials, which is what the studios dont like in the first place. Now, if you don't subscribe to a TV package of some type, then downloading tv shows is a whole other argument.
 

mattopia

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I don't think a lot of people are surprised. I was actually surprised you could record PPV in the first place! I haven't used PPV on any service in probably 8 years. Between rental places, Netflix, download services (I have an Apple TV and rent there on occasions), multiple movie channels, etc, there are cheaper and IMHO better options.

Plus, I think movies in general have been taking a backseat as modern TV series have a lot of the talent, writing, and production values are up to movie standards now. I used to watch 1-2 movies a week either on DVD or at the theater -- now it's more like 1-2 a month.

Just a rant...
 

Sileny Jizda

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This is the reason why we'll never purchase HBO. It's also the reason why we'll never purchase a PPV again. It's easier, cheaper, and legal to get them from the local library for free, keeping it a week, and watching it as many times as we want.
 

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