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Topic # 101149 25-Apr-2012 08:28 Send private message

The Iron Lady is on CASPA from today.  I will finally be able to use up some of my credit.  Wonder which movie they will release next year?

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  Reply # 614751 25-Apr-2012 08:49 Send private message

I saw that too. Hope it's the sign of things to come. Will look at it at the weekend..




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  Reply # 614915 25-Apr-2012 14:07 Send private message

Finally a movie I want to see!!

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  Reply # 616374 28-Apr-2012 00:46 Send private message

It's been so long I can't remember how to clear the message!

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  Reply # 616430 28-Apr-2012 09:19 Send private message

I wonder if it's not too late for them to take a leaf out of Quickflix's book and charge a monthly fee for free downloads of their older titles? The business model must be more viable now with the installed base rocketing due to massive price cuts. I'd happily watch Crouching Tiger again, but there's no way it's fresh enough to count as PPV fare.




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  Reply # 616452 28-Apr-2012 09:57 Send private message

I sent a message to TiVo AU via Twitter asking / suggesting they create a subscription service. Considering I can hire a new release high definition bluray from the movie store for $6 I consider (my opinion) $6.95 is too expensive for what you're getting. I know others will disagree but a better model IMO would be similar to Quikflix with a flat rate monthly rate.

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  Reply # 616470 28-Apr-2012 10:24 Send private message

Pricing of titles is pretty much driven by the studios.




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  Reply # 616481 28-Apr-2012 10:33 Send private message

I'd pay if tivo did a subscription service. Netflix quality to me seems lower then live tv.
When tivo had free music videos, quality was up to tv level there. Tivo downloaded to hard drive, verses netflix streaming and not storing any data so limited by internet speed.

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  Reply # 616491 28-Apr-2012 11:04 Send private message

^^ As would I. I looked through the selection of movies that Quikflix has and I considered it underwhelming. With that said, they have some great items that I like in the TV space :D Once the selection increases it could be a good option.

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  Reply # 616598 28-Apr-2012 15:56 Send private message

Just wish these new movies on TiVo would got to HD with 5.1 Sound.. SD is so yesterday..




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  Reply # 616604 28-Apr-2012 16:11 Send private message

old3eyes: Just wish these new movies on TiVo would got to HD with 5.1 Sound.. SD is so yesterday..


That is partly bandwidth costs and speed though. How are itunes movie rentals when it comes to quality?
Caspa stuff is too expensive, compared to video shops for their older movies and tv shows. On certain days you can hire older movies for $1 each at my local video store.

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  Reply # 616719 28-Apr-2012 19:13 Send private message

mattwnz:
old3eyes: Just wish these new movies on TiVo would got to HD with 5.1 Sound.. SD is so yesterday..


That is partly bandwidth costs and speed though. How are itunes movie rentals when it comes to quality?
Caspa stuff is too expensive, compared to video shops for their older movies and tv shows. On certain days you can hire older movies for $1 each at my local video store.


One of the guys at works has a ATV and says the HD stuff is pretty good.. 

With the increase in some ISP bandwidth allocation per month  and Telecom is still unmetered  it shouldn't be an issue..




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  Reply # 616851 29-Apr-2012 09:16 Send private message

We watched it last nite. Good pix for SD. Great 5.1 sound track well my HT Amp said it was DD5.1

The movie was interesting but glad I didn't go to the theater to watch it..

I hope this is a start of some better movies to come. Maybe they should do some arrangement with Quickflix..




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