Upset with Directv's VOD Service. (1 Viewer)

Status
Please reply by conversation.

coinmaster32

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 25, 2010
916
14
USA
I purchased a VOD event from D* for 19.99.

In the info section, it said "Available until 2/1".

I went ahead and downloaded it, and viewed it.

When I got done, it says "Expires 1:55 am 10/23"

Well, I did some researching, and it appears this summer they put a 24 hour limit on VOD's.

1. I was never informed of this. None of my bills ever mentioned it, there was no mention on the D* Website.
2. There was no mention in the show case listings, in the listings itself. It did not say "expires..." Until I purchased it.
3. I would HAVE NEVER paid $19.99 to rent something 24 hours.

I really think it's stupid to charge people $19.99 to rent something for 24 hours, when you can purchase it on DVD for $21.99!!!
 

raoul5788

Studebaker driver
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 28, 2004
30,242
13,951
Cheshire CT
If you call Directv they MAY credit you back the money if you haven't watched it, but don't expect any favors from them in the future.
 

dualsub2006

Member
Jan 14, 2007
14
0
The title is available to rent until 2/1. Once you download it, you have 24 hours to watch it.

I don't know if it's always been like this or not, but 4 years ago (or so) I got screwed on VOD rental for a djfferentand reason and have never gotten another one.

Sent from my Thunderbolt using Forum Runner
 

charper1

Bourbon Tester
Supporting Founder
May 18, 2004
18,442
5
I'm Nationwide
OP,

1. Do you do any reading or research before you leap?

2. You have done nothing but bitch & complain since getting service. You have like 7 - 10 different subjects you are worrying over. Next it will be you don't like the color of your remote because it doesn't match your carpet.

3. Most of what you are complaining about is; nitpicking and not even not DirecTV's fault; or its very well known for those that read, be it online or the DirecTV FAQ or fine print, etc. (heck, call them 1st if you don't know)

You really need to pick and choose what are "real issues" and drop all the petty stuff like edited porn and the stuff that is spelled out BEFORE you actually act or order, etc.

I am NOT trying to be mean, but just pointing out the perception.
 

cypherstream

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jul 6, 2010
601
60
PA
I never order PPV VOD unless I have a free coupon. Even then I usually forget I have the coupons and they expire. You live and you learn. All you can do is not purchase PPV VOD ever again.
 

andrewj0781

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Feb 28, 2009
1,165
23
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
I still remember when you use to pay $4 or $5 for a movie and you had to watch it the moment you ordered it. So VOD has come along way. Still not worth the price when there's Redbox, Netflix, Blockbuster Express, and Blockbuster. The only advantage they may have is getting the rights to it before the others get it.
 

stardust3

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Mar 7, 2006
8,348
6,281
.....
I never, never order anything from ppv or vod especially with what the internet has to offer..........
 

Jimbo

SatelliteGuys Master
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 14, 2005
63,506
4,001
NW Ohio - Buckeye Country
I still remember when you use to pay $4 or $5 for a movie and you had to watch it the moment you ordered it. So VOD has come along way. Still not worth the price when there's Redbox, Netflix, Blockbuster Express, and Blockbuster. The only advantage they may have is getting the rights to it before the others get it.

Also, you don't have to go OUT to get it and you have NO RETURN by date to deal with.
 

Mr Tony

SatelliteGuys Pro
Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
287
34
Mankato, MN
OP,

1. Do you do any reading or research before you leap?

2. You have done nothing but bitch & complain since getting service. You have like 7 - 10 different subjects you are worrying over. Next it will be you don't like the color of your remote because it doesn't match your carpet.

3. Most of what you are complaining about is; nitpicking and not even not DirecTV's fault; or its very well known for those that read, be it online or the DirecTV FAQ or fine print, etc. (heck, call them 1st if you don't know)

You really need to pick and choose what are "real issues" and drop all the petty stuff like edited porn and the stuff that is spelled out BEFORE you actually act or order, etc.

I am NOT trying to be mean, but just pointing out the perception.

Ferris Bueller you're my hero :)

Well said!
 

coinmaster32

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 25, 2010
916
14
USA
Well I called them last night. They said the charge for it never showed up on my account, so I deleted it. So luckily I'm not out the money.
 

msmith198025

Member of the Year
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Aug 28, 2007
30,373
10,379
mississippi
gotta be porn...he's got 2 other threads on it

Why in the world would someone pay $19 for a few hours at best of porn, when you could spend that for a months worth on the net, or better yet, get the vast majority of it for free?
 

raoul5788

Studebaker driver
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 28, 2004
30,242
13,951
Cheshire CT
Why in the world would someone pay $19 for a few hours at best of porn, when you could spend that for a months worth on the net, or better yet, get the vast majority of it for free?

Really, you can get free porn on the internet? I had no idea! ;)
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top