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Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?

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Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« on: October 26, 2016, 10:01:39 AM »
From Sound and Vision Magazine:

"What if there were a way to watch movies at home, day-and-date when they were released in the theater? Would this be worth something to you? And if so, how much…?"

"What if there was a sliding scale for the rental price? Say the first weekend the movie was at a premium price, with a rental price that dropped each week following. Would that impact your desire to own this hardware and watch first-run films?

Also, what if renting the movie also gave you the digital, UltraViolet rights to own a copy of the movie when it was released to home video? Would that make you be willing to pay a higher price for a rental?

Finally, how often do you think you would rent a premium priced movie? Maybe once a week in summer, blockbuster season? Maybe once a month for a special event like a dinner party? Or rarely, once-in-a-blue-moon when some major release comes out like Episode VIII comes out."

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/day-and-date-how-much-would-you-pay

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Re: Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 01:49:49 PM »
Home theater is expensive enough now. I don't think I'd pay any more, since I have no burning desire to see a movie the minute it comes out to begin with. In fact, I prefer to wait and see what the Rotten Tomatoes score settles out at. That way I can see if it's even worth 2+ hours of my life, that I'll never get back !
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Re: Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 02:14:35 PM »
I wouldn't pay more than $5 to see it home (streamed) on my own setup...since you can go to a Matinee for $6 in a lot of theaters. When I am streaming it is coming off of my monthly data, and if the movie is 4K it is going to hit my data limit pretty good.
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Re: Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 11:01:25 AM »
I wouldn't pay more than $5 to see it home (streamed) on my own setup...since you can go to a Matinee for $6 in a lot of theaters. When I am streaming it is coming off of my monthly data, and if the movie is 4K it is going to hit my data limit pretty good.

You still go to movie theaters ? I quit doing that when i built my own theater.
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Re: Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 11:24:31 AM »
You still go to movie theaters ? I quit doing that when i built my own theater.
I go to the Atmos local theater once or twice a year with my wife, but we enjoy watching at home much more than the theater since we now have Atmos too.
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Re: Day and date movie rentals - What would you pay?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2016, 09:31:30 AM »
I would only consider it if streamed in 4K BT.2020.   Otherwise i would just wait until a UHD disc version was released; or a 4K version was made available later for streaming if no UHD disc.   
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