Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2667 posts

Uber Geek


  #1511301 11-Mar-2016 13:18
Send private message

In all honesty, if it was a movie I really wanted to see, I probably would.  


8381 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1511327 11-Mar-2016 13:46
Send private message

No way would I pay $75  to see a first run movie at home.  At the worst it would cost me $35 for two of us to go to the  local crappaplex and watch the same movie..





Regards,

Old3eyes


 
 
 
 


1626 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1511344 11-Mar-2016 14:15
Send private message

gzt: The real question is will you buy a set top box and do this nearly every week to validate the business model?

 

Could mean a return of renting a "box" from the cinema/video store.

 

I remember as a young kid going to birthday parties and the family would rent a projector & film real to watch a movie. I distinctly remember watching Junglebook this way.

 

And no I'm not that old, but this was early 80's


1626 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1511345 11-Mar-2016 14:16
Send private message

old3eyes:

 

No way would I pay $75  to see a first run movie at home.  At the worst it would cost me $35 for two of us to go to the  local crappaplex and watch the same movie..

 

 

old3eyes obviously takes his own snacks to the movies wink


2120 posts

Uber Geek


  #1511353 11-Mar-2016 14:22
Send private message

I'd pay $15 to get the movie 1 week after theatrical release


2390 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1511355 11-Mar-2016 14:24
Send private message

I probably wouldnt because for me going to the movies is a couple of hours free of the kids, the other half, where I can relax and be captured by the uninterrupted experience.

 

No phones, no small children, no requests to do something or book me to do something.

 

 

 

A.


1269 posts

Uber Geek


  #1511387 11-Mar-2016 14:35
Send private message

Part of me says it would be great to invite some friends and neighbours over for dinner and to watch (say) Star Wars Episode VIII on the first Saturday night it's out. But if I was to be totally honest, this is what would happen in my house:

 

My wife, teenage daughter and I would look through the list of new release movies, argue about what we wanted to see and finally compromise on something that probably isn't anyone's first choice. We'd sit in our normal couches, one of which is slightly side-on to the meagre (by theatre standards) 55" TV, so not an ideal viewing position. The 5.1 surround sound would be good though. I'd watch the film, my daughter would listen to the film while paying more attention to her phone or laptop, and my wife would wake up as the end credits rolled and asked me what happened.

 

So, no - a complete waste of $75.


 
 
 
 


Devastation by stupidity
12247 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1511417 11-Mar-2016 15:15
Send private message

I could see waiting a week or so and paying $15, but more than that wouldn't be worth it to me. If you are behind all the time, then every film you get to is first-run, regardless of when it came out. I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


5607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1511419 11-Mar-2016 15:17
Send private message

andrew027:

 

Part of me says it would be great to invite some friends and neighbours over for dinner and to watch (say) Star Wars Episode VIII on the first Saturday night it's out. But if I was to be totally honest, this is what would happen in my house:

 

My wife, teenage daughter and I would look through the list of new release movies, argue about what we wanted to see and finally compromise on something that probably isn't anyone's first choice. We'd sit in our normal couches, one of which is slightly side-on to the meagre (by theatre standards) 55" TV, so not an ideal viewing position. The 5.1 surround sound would be good though. I'd watch the film, my daughter would listen to the film while paying more attention to her phone or laptop, and my wife would wake up as the end credits rolled and asked me what happened.

 

So, no - a complete waste of $75.

 

 

Sounds like a waste in any case. :-)  (Though so true....) 

 

 





_____________________________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, click my referral code below to order your car and get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


7043 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1511422 11-Mar-2016 15:24
Send private message

Rikkitic: I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

There is no way that it'd take off if that US$50 only covers a single person. There must be an expectation that you'd screen the movie for friends and family (and the T&Cs would need to allow it), otherwise the whole thing would be dead in the water.


2074 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1511423 11-Mar-2016 15:24
Send private message

Hmm, maybe, but I'm not your typical movie-goer. I have mild agoraphobia, and movie theatres challenge me a bit. If it's something I really want to see I'll pay extra for Gold Class and make sure I get a super-sized glass of wine in the lounge beforehand. I usually go with my sister, and between us the tickets and drinks cost close to $100 for the outing. I'd forego the huge screen, anxiety, and hassle of organising a babysitter for the comfort of my own living room, if it was something I could rent online for viewing within a 24-hour window. I have good, fast, unlimited internet and a home theatre system that is good enough for my tastes. 





Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.co.nz.

 

Currently using: Custom-built AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Desktop, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone XR, AppleTV4.


2572 posts

Uber Geek


  #1511431 11-Mar-2016 15:45
Send private message

I would, but only for movies I was really interested in seeing.


3576 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1511440 11-Mar-2016 16:04
Send private message

Only if it was region blocked so it came to us a minimum 6 months after the US *and* only if US citizens had paid the equivalent of NZ$40.


8381 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1511469 11-Mar-2016 16:33
Send private message

Rikkitic:

 

I could see waiting a week or so and paying $15, but more than that wouldn't be worth it to me. If you are behind all the time, then every film you get to is first-run, regardless of when it came out. I do wonder with TPP and all the copyright crap currently going down what the response would be if you invited a group of mates over to share in the experience. Are you likely to get raided?

 

 

 

 

Some in that other discussion would most likely say yes..





Regards,

Old3eyes


8381 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1511471 11-Mar-2016 16:35
Send private message

Dratsab:

 

Only if it was region blocked so it came to us a minimum 6 months after the US *and* only if US citizens had paid the equivalent of NZ$40.

 

 

6 months??  I would expect to see it same week as the US for that price..





Regards,

Old3eyes


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.