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Topic # 151675 1-Sep-2014 19:13
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Looks like the online streaming game is heating up, VideoEZY (Yes they're still around) are attempting to keep themself relevant.

http://videoezyondemand.co.nz/

I like the idea of renting what you want specificly rather than paying for a subscription as I hardly ever sit down and watch movies etc but when I do I don't really want to have to subscribe to something although the pricing is a bit high? almost the same price as going and renting the DVD!

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  Reply # 1119869 1-Sep-2014 19:20
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wow that is pricey.... and is more than what it would cost me to go and rent the dvd or blueray for the majority

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  Reply # 1119871 1-Sep-2014 19:23
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Their pricing is crazy, $49.99 for some of the TV seasons, cheaper to buy the DVD/Bluray. For the price of one season you can get over 3 months sub to Lightbox, or Netflix etc.

Looks suspiciously like Quickflix just with a VideoEZY branding....




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  Reply # 1119912 1-Sep-2014 20:05
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Rental prices looked similar to ezyflix (another nz by the item service)




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  Reply # 1119933 1-Sep-2014 20:31
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Overpriced. It would cost vastly less to rent the movie on bluray, or in some cases buy it on DVD from the Warehouse et al, than it would to pay their rental prices.

Plus, the website looks amateurish and low budget. What's with the american spelling throughout "utilize" instead of "utilise" etc.

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  Reply # 1119934 1-Sep-2014 20:36
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Wow that really is quite pricey compared to the local video store. I think the local Video Ezy does 2 new releases for $10 most of the time.

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  Reply # 1119950 1-Sep-2014 20:54
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No way I'm paying $7 to rent an SD movie.  

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  Reply # 1119953 1-Sep-2014 20:57
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$8 for a HD new release sounds about right. I haven't rented a DVD in years so perhaps I'm out of touch.

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  Reply # 1119954 1-Sep-2014 20:57
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Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.



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  Reply # 1119963 1-Sep-2014 21:06
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networkn: Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.




Possibly a fairer deal when you look at it like that. But then Vudu rent it to you for $4 USD in the states, approx $5.35 NZD (incl NZ gst).

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  Reply # 1119964 1-Sep-2014 21:07
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insane: $8 for a HD new release sounds about right. I haven't rented a DVD in years so perhaps I'm out of touch.


But shouldn't it be cheaper to rent than DVD, given the lower overheads of streaming? Or am I wrong, are the overheads similar?

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  Reply # 1119974 1-Sep-2014 21:13
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networkn: Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.




Yeah I've noticed that also. And I find a lot of people expect all services to be the equivalent of the Netflix $8 a month all you can eat model.

Yes we do pay more for nz based services. But the itunes (nz) has relatively similar prices also. Yes it's cheaper in the states. But we've always been expensivefor physical goods. I guess the prices translate over for digital.




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  Reply # 1119975 1-Sep-2014 21:18
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networkn: Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.




Possibly a fairer deal when you look at it like that. But then Vudu rent it to you for $4 USD in the states, approx $5.35 NZD (incl NZ gst).


Why would it be as cheap? Economies of Scale, cost of labour etc etc. 

Perhaps if everyone signs up and gives it a fair chance, then the price will drop. I imagine the up front cost of doing something like this would be mind boggling. They need to make money too!

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  Reply # 1119978 1-Sep-2014 21:21
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networkn: Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.




Yeah I've noticed that also. And I find a lot of people expect all services to be the equivalent of the Netflix $8 a month all you can eat model.

Yes we do pay more for nz based services. But the itunes (nz) has relatively similar prices also. Yes it's cheaper in the states. But we've always been expensivefor physical goods. I guess the prices translate over for digital.


Yep. I imagine a fair chunk would be licensing fees etc too. 

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  Reply # 1120068 1-Sep-2014 22:26
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HD = 720p.

Interesting that the Chromecast features quite heavily in their FAQ (has its own subsection).

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  Reply # 1120084 1-Sep-2014 22:33
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networkn: Wow what a lot of hate. Spiderman is $8 to rent, in HD. Would cost me 6-7 to rent on BR and then I'd have to drive, which would certainly cost another $2-3 and then I'd have to go out into the wet and cold, and afterwards return it another $2-3, possibly pay a late fee etc..

We Kiwi's really need to get a new more positive approach. I have really noticed how negative GZ is too recently. Shame really.




Likely less than $7 on BR, especially if it's not a new release.

Lower equipment compatibility issues with BR - you can be fairly confident that if you drop it in a BR player it will just play on your telly. Much nicer than having to watch it on your laptop, or deal with stuff not working because your media player doesn't like whatever DRM scheme they are using etc.

The BR picture will be a higher quality picture (likely 1080p instead of 720p, and less compressed as well), and the BR sound will be better as well, than with a stream.

Even buying the BR new might work out to be a cheaper proposition - especially if (like me) many of your friends also buy movies, and you tend to borrow from each others collections - lowering the average cost-per-view quite a bit.

They are dreaming if they think I will pay $8 for a one-off stream of a movie on an ongoing basis.

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