Where Have All the PPV Movies Gone?

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N4ST

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SatelliteGuys Family
Apr 23, 2006
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I guess I understood during football season when most of the PPV channels are shut down on the weekends, but what gives now? Only about 1/3 of the PPV channels are available during the week. Are they that hard pressed for bandwidth that they are shutting down channels? And why all of the channel shuffling? Is the 101° bird failing?
 
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May 3, 2007
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With the new DVR rules with PPV ,I don't care where it went. Drop PPV all together,and add more HD or Premiums.
 
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It's due to coverage of the Masters golf tournament.
 
ScottChez

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Yes please . . . . less PPV channels and MORE HD. Now that DirecTV PPV on demand over the internet is here we do not need those extra channels.

If I want to watch a PPV I just download it using DirecTV on Demand. In most cases I can start watching in 10 mins (enough time to get 10% of it downloaded) where with the normal PPV I have to wait 30 mins to an hour for the next one to start.
 
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SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 22, 2005
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And as of April 15 PPV movies you record will only be good for 24 hours per a message released by DirecTV.
 
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Does anyone actually get PPV Movies anymore? 4-5 bucks each. Heck I can rent Movies locally here for a buck.
 
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PPV is a big money maker, it isn't going anywhere any time soon.
 
N4ST

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SatelliteGuys Family
Apr 23, 2006
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I think the day after I posted my complaint, the PPV schedule returned in full. Maybe it was the Master's Golf tournament. Still, it shows how strained they are for bandwidth.

Those of us who live in rural America still appreciate PPV. I don't have access to high-speed internet, the movie rental place is 20-miles away (time + gas!), and I don't have any trouble at all recording PPV to DVD and keeping them for the archival life of DVDs. :)
 
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