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#4733931 - 04/21/18 09:31 AM Ever puchase movies from cable provider?
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I just can't do it! I have had XFINITY and have Directv now. I would rather make the trip to Family Video for half the price. Am I stupid to waste time and gas?
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#4733936 - 04/21/18 09:34 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Not really.But then If you have watched 5 movies you have watched them all. they are all the same.
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#4733945 - 04/21/18 09:36 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: ZZman
I just can't do it! I have had XFINITY and have Directv now. I would rather make the trip to Family Video for half the price. Am I stupid to waste time and gas?


Nope they have enough of my money! I have an Anroid box and WD live TV, so I don't need to rent a movie when I can get it elsewhere for free.
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#4733966 - 04/21/18 09:44 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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If there is a movie I absolutely have to own I purchase it from Apple.

Do you use Apple or Android? Both have options.
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#4733976 - 04/21/18 09:53 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: PimTac]
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
If there is a movie I absolutely have to own I purchase it from Apple.

Do you use Apple or Android? Both have options.


I have an Android
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#4734025 - 04/21/18 10:31 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 04/17/04
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If I want to pay for a video rental, its very rare because I have so many free options, I would look at the amazon app on my Roku.

Between Netflix, Plex, and Amazon Prime, I have enough free or already paid for content that I haven't rented a movie in several years.

My dad used to go to family video in NY, to rent DVD's weekly for $1.99 each.

The last time he was here, he graduated to using Redbox, picked up at the local walgreens.

He's 65 years old, so if he likes going up there, let him do it.
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#4734045 - 04/21/18 10:50 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 11/29/03
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Loc: Ohio
I suppose it depends on what the cableco wants to charge and what your other options are. For example...Spectrum wants to charge me $5.99 (+ tax, I assume) to watch STW: The Last Jedi, with my other options being to either buy the DVD or driving 15 miles round-trip to find out if the nearest Redbox has it. How much does XFINITY/DirecTV want to charge? How much does Family Video want?

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#4734056 - 04/21/18 10:59 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Originally Posted By: PimTac
If there is a movie I absolutely have to own I purchase it from Apple.

Do you use Apple or Android? Both have options.


I have an Android




Iím guessing Android has a version of iTunes or other places to purchase movies. I mentioned Apple because your purchase is automatically backed up in case you change devices etc.
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#4734083 - 04/21/18 11:31 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3682
Loc: New England
If my other option was driving the 10 mins each way I would pay the double price. People do not value themselves much in time it seems.

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#4734085 - 04/21/18 11:31 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4789
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Family video? They still exist? No thanks, ive accepted that advances in technology have made it easier. Less pollution not driving to vid store. How much are you saving? Rental from provider is 6$ in Standard def say you save 3$..gas to pick it up and back and again to return it? You also have to worry if they have copies left of what you want lol...
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#4734090 - 04/21/18 11:35 AM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 03/30/14
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Loc: NJ
We rent from Xfinity or Amazon firestick. There's no video stores around me. DVDs are on their way out.
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#4734115 - 04/21/18 12:01 PM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: Leo99]
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: Leo99
We rent from Xfinity or Amazon firestick. There's no video stores around me. DVDs are on their way out.


Darn, I'm ancient shocked2! It seems like only yesterday I was renting VHS tapes from the local video store shrug.

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#4734122 - 04/21/18 12:13 PM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Loc: Phoenix
Wow, I had no idea video stores were still around. All physical media is on the way out, I only own 5 or 6 CDs and no DVDs. Sony finally wins a format war (Blu-Ray) and no one cares!
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#4734208 - 04/21/18 01:45 PM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 1288
Loc: St. Charles County, Missouri
Cut my Dish service a couple of years ago and between Amazon and Netflix I'm hip deep in media. Movies coming out of my ears. Spectrum gets my Internet money, but don't miss any cable/satellite supplied stuff what so ever. Especially movies on demand.
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#4734295 - 04/21/18 02:49 PM Re: Ever puchase movies from cable provider? [Re: csandste]
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Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 149
Loc: Lake County, Ohio
Direct TV is having a free HBO and Cinemax preview this weekend until Monday. I just go through the guide and record a bunch of movies and series to watch over the next month or two. They stay in the DVR even after the preview is over, so no sense paying for rentals.


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