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Old 12-26-2008, 04:06 PM   #46
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Yup he could of bought a ps3 and a SAL and 6 months of netflix with 30 rentals a month which i get on the 3 at a time deal for 120 so he would have saved so much more money. Not to mention netflix has some movies you can watch instantly and if you have a 360 which some do you could watch hd movies on their all within the 18 dollar price a month.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:10 PM   #47
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wow so instead of renting from netflix for a measly 10-20 dollars a month you spent 1100 dollars on those 100 movies nice job there. In 60 months of that 10-20 dollars you could have your 190 movies rented. For 1/10 of that price. Also 50 dollar movie credit isn't a good deal because they know that when you finish with the 50 dollar credit you will have to spend 5 dollars a movie to rent from them when ever you want to rent a movie. They do it so you can get a glimpse and then be forced to keep using them everyday which is stupid especially when like you said you spent 1100 dollars in the year when you can get the same amount for 120 for 6 months with netflix. also on netflix you can keep the movies by putting them on dvd's if you want for the sd and eventually on blu-ray or HD when or if you get a blu-ray recorder someday.
You don't seem to understand - I'm not willing to put up with the ludicrous Netflix model where they get to pick the waitlist movie I watch and I sit by the mailbox hoping this is my lucky week. I'm interested in watching movies on the spur of the moment. Netflix cannot possibly deliver the type of service I demand, and it's a luxury I'm willing and able to pay for. I'm also not interested in stealing movies and making illegal copies. I'm more than happy to pay for the entertainment I enjoy. The suggestion to commit illegal activity does tell me a lot about your character. I do find it ironic that the irresponsible behavior you suggest is likely one of the greatest reasons why the studios are hesitant to open the catalog flood gates to BD, and at the same time the very same studios have been helping Vudu build the world's largest HD library (1,400 and growing), as they know the Vudu system is designed to prevent the very actions you endorse. Now I'll have to expand my ignore list, and I won't mind if you do the same. I really don't care to read the words of thieves, and I don't care if thieves are able to comprehend my perspective on a great and honest way to enjoy the best possible home theater experience.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:12 PM   #48
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yeah so you rather pay a third to not have to wait but you do wait while the movie it downloading. Nope Kam its a downloading movies box like Netflix box that you download the movie you have to rent. its 6 dollars to rent the movie on HD.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:12 PM   #49
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Is Vudu the new SRT?


Wait a sec, wait a second.

I got a good one.


What if you could combine the sheer immensity of SRT with the cloak and dagger vapor-service known as Vudu?....all in the same Toshiba branded uber box?



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Old 12-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #50
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I so agree with this statement

We know it's a touch late to be ordering up a gift for unwrapping on the 25th, but this one just might be worth the IOU you'll likely be forced to give. VUDU's movie set-top-box, which typically goes for $299, is now priced at just $99 for a limited time. Of course, VUDU forces you to purchase $50 in movie credits along with it (thus the asterisk being applicable here), but it's not like you're just going to buy this and never watch anything, right? There's also a bundle that includes a Wireless Kit at 50% off (now just $49), making the grand total for a VUDU, $50 in movie credits and a Wireless Kit only $198. Let's just say now is about the time to buy if you've been holding off on a VUDU -- we hear those HDX titles are mighty tasty!

I mean he is right you aren't going to spend 100 dollars on the player and not rent the movies that you are forced to do if you want to use the player you just bought. So they know that if you buy this they have you as a long term customer good for them bad for the movie go er who wants to not pay per rental.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:58 PM   #51
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Is Vudu the new SRT?


Wait a sec, wait a second.

I got a good one.


What if you could combine the sheer immensity of SRT with the cloak and dagger vapor-service known as Vudu?....all in the same Toshiba branded uber box?


Gee Kam - I could go out tonight and buy a Vudu STB and get 1080P movies within a few hours.

That sound like vaporware to you?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #52
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Seeing as I'm mostly interested in letting folks know the value that Vudu adds to a home theater (as a Vudu owner it is to my advantage to see the install base continue to grow), and you have convinced me that you are adamantly opposed to owning a Vudu, how about a truce? I'll put you on my ignore list, and you put me on yours. You obviously don't want to hear any good reasons to own a Vudu, and I don't agree with your mono-platform values. I'm certainly growing tired of writing rebuttals to somebody that isn't willing to expand their home theater beyond the limits of a one-platform world. As a good will gesture, I've already done this with you. I wish you well in the future.

Feel free to put me on ignore or not respond to my posts if you so desire. I think VUDU is, at the moment, an overpriced, sub par service and will continue to speak my mind about it.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:24 PM   #53
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Why is it that all the people who love BD and complain about BD being talked about negatively, are the exact same people talking negative about THIS HD offering (or anything other than BD)?

It seems to me the perfect case of the pot calling the kettle black to me.
I'd consider this a flame-post. It adds nothing to the discussion but accusations for people's position for their opinions.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #54
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actually Rail he is the mod so evidently he is the one who is allowed to. But i don't get it is he is defending something he doesn't want and can't get because wasn't it him that said his internet connection has a 75 gb cap on it I thought he hated this too.
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actually Rail he is the mod so evidently he is the one who is allowed to. But i don't get it is he is defending something he doesn't want and can't get because wasn't it him that said his internet connection has a 75 gb cap on it I thought he hated this too.
With the recent turmoil in other threads, and the constant posting of the rules a post like this, by a mod none the less, isn't very helpful, in my opinion.

I am entilted to it, and I don't believe to be violating any forum rules by expressing my opinion, but I just felt it had to be said.
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With the recent turmoil in other threads, and the constant posting of the rules a post like this, by a mod none the less, isn't very helpful, in my opinion.

I am entilted to it, and I don't believe to be violating any forum rules by expressing my opinion, but I just felt it had to be said.
Was he truthful?
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:32 PM   #57
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well I thought he hated Vudu like us because look here is a post he wrote:

At least with Netflix it is a consistent cost that is know and budgeted for. With Vudo, you MAY not get that if your ISP does have caps like mine. Who would want to pay around $4.00 to rent on Vudu and possibly find out it cost them an extra 50% per title because of going over the caps their ISP has, partly because of someone ELSE renting a Vudu movie and using your unit as part of the P2P network structure?

It is great that you do not have caps (yet?), but I suspect/fear that more and more ISPs will start doing this, and if that happens then it would be cheaper to actually get a local BD rental even at the high prices they charge to get BETTER BD PQ/SQ.

IMO, that unknown CAN/might hurt the Vudu adoption rates as more ISPs do the caps. I am sure that Vudu will not like this happening, but it seems a likely thing none the less.

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Was he truthful?
I don't believe so. I'm not here to group people as other posters like to do.

Should I be surprised that a group of posters that enjoy Blu-Ray+Netflix and are satisfied with it don't want a service like VUDU?

If anything, considering PCF5's posts in another thread about DL-services, he can be added to the group of people he was referring to.

This is what starts a lot of the fights here, in my opinion. Small remarks that are probably made in jest but challenge the position of another poster.

It goes both ways.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:47 PM   #59
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I don't believe so. I'm not here to group people as other posters like to do.
Did you read the OP? That sound objective and unbasis to you?

Those that have posted non-positive things about Vudu before PFC5 made his post:

Bmore
Bhampton
VikingFan

Sure looks like "the usual suspects" to me. Guess it also did to PFC5.

The fact that YOU don't group people? OK - that's you.

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Should I be surprised that a group of posters that enjoy Blu-Ray+Netflix and are satisfied with it don't want a service like VUDU?
Oh you mean like a group of posters who have HD DVD and HD CST and don't want BD at this time?

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If anything, considering PCF5's posts in another thread about DL-services, he can be added to the group of people he was referring to.
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This is what starts a lot of the fights here, in my opinion. Small remarks that are probably made in jest but challenge the position of another poster.

It goes both ways.
IMO - you are wrong. It gives a truthful perspective of what is going on. Whether you are willing to admit it or not.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:53 PM   #60
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yo Lee I posted his post about Vudu and how he doesn't like it himself.
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