Announcement

Collapse

Vudu Forum Guidelines

Vudu Forum Guidelines

The Vudu Forums are designed to help viewers get the most out of their Vudu experience. Here, Vudu customers may post information, questions, ideas, etc. on the subject of Vudu and Vudu -related issues (home theater, entertainment, etc). Although the primary purpose of these forums is to help Vudu customers with questions and/or problems with their Vudu service, there are also off-topic areas available within the Vudu Forums for users to chat with like-minded people, subject to the limitations below.

Please post all comments in English. When posting a comment in the Vudu Forums, please conduct yourself in a respectful and civil manner. While we respect that you may feel strongly about an issue, please leave room for discussion.

Vudu reserves the right to refrain from posting and/or to remove user comments, including comments that contain any of the following:

1. Obscenities, defamatory language, discriminatory language, or other language not suitable for a public forum
2. Email addresses, phone numbers, links to websites, physical addresses or other forms of contact information
3. "Spam" content, references to other products, advertisements, or other offers
4. Spiteful or inflammatory comments about other users or their comments
5. Comments that may potentially violate the DMCA or any other applicable laws
6. Comments that discuss ways to manipulate Vudu products/services, including, but not limited to, reverse engineering, video extraction, and file conversion.

Additionally, please keep in mind that although Vudu retains the right to monitor, edit, and/or remove posts within Vudu Forums, it does not necessarily review every comment. Accordingly, specific questions about Vudu products and services should be directed to Vudu customer service representatives.

Terms of Use - User Comments, Feedback, Reviews, Submissions

For all reviews, comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Vudu, on or through this Site, by e-mail or telephone, or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection you use of this Site (collectively, the "Comments") you grant Vudu a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the Comments however Vudu desires, including, without limitation, to copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and /or distribute such Comments and/or incorporate such Comments into any form, medium or technology throughout the world.
Vudu will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, publish, display and distribute any Comments you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. Vudu is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to users any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that any Comments submitted by you to the Site will not violate the terms in this Terms of Use or any right of any third party, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s), and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to this Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive or obscene material, or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of "spam."

You grant Vudu the right to use the name that you submit in connection with any Comments. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Comments you submit. You are, and shall remain, solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make and you agree to indemnify Vudu for all claims resulting from any Comments you submit. Vudu takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Comments submitted by you or any third-party.
See more
See less

Why?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Why?

    I am sorry but I stream because I cannot go to the movie theater, but I know that the cost of a movie at the theater is not 19.99 to watch, so how come y'all charge so much for a movie that is not even that new. If you can explain to me convincingly, why you would charge that much when a movie theater only charges 11 bucks per ticket, I would appreciate it, because I am only renting it for the night, I can see $24 or $25 to buy but not that much to just rent it, dang?

    #2
    Not that I agree necessarily yet here are the economics from my understanding.

    For movies fresh from theaters or still in theaters the rental is that high to ensure income from that title in its theatrical run. If we consider a single movie ticket being $11+, and that many times when a movie is rented more than 1 person is viewing that rental, then that would be $11+ per person if at the theater.

    Streaming rental companies would have no way to determine how many people are watching.

    Older titles are often $6 or less to stream.

    Comment


      #3
      No movie theater near me charges anywhere as low as $11. Discount theaters showing movies that are already on Blu-ray are $15 and your first run titles are $25. Even a discount 1st show of the day is still $15-17.

      The prices are also higher because you’re paying for a whole household where 1,2,4 or even a dozen people might be watching. The $20 is to average out what they might be loosing on a per $11 (cough) ticket per person.

      An average household is more than two people so at $11 each for only two people $20 is cheaper.

      You’re also paying for the convenience of not having to drive back and forth, deal with crowds, ability to pause the movie and watch it at your leisure or watch it over again during the rental period without having to buy another ticket. Say the next day before you hit 24 hrs.

      Loads and loads of reasons why it’s $20-25 bucks and totally worth it for most people.

      But then I pay $25 each month to go to the theater and can watch 3 movies a week every week each month.

      Comment


        #4
        Our AMC Theater in town literally charges $7 a ticket for adults, $5 for kids and $6 for seniors. One an hour away charges $10, and that includes dream loungers.

        Comment


          #5
          Theaters make their margins on concessions. You aren’t buying popcorn and drinks from VUDU so they get their profit from the rental.
          If you can take the family to the movies for under $20, I’m impressed.

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by kodiakisland View Post
            Theaters make their margins on concessions. You aren’t buying popcorn and drinks from VUDU so they get their profit from the rental.
            If you can take the family to the movies for under $20, I’m impressed.
            That's just it. Not everyone has a family. Some go to the movies alone and spend $5 on a ticket and nothing else. I know I never buy anything to eat or drink. I go to the water fountain if I need a slip. That's the issue with renting over streaming, they set the price as if everyone has a large family. If we did, then I would understand that price. I also know there's no way for them to know how big a family is or isn't, so I understand that too. But I never rent anything that's still in theaters, so I guess I can't complain... lol

            Comment


              #7
              There was once a streaming service years ago for people with disposable income and it had a camera that was required to be installed so it could see the whole room from the TV and they would track how many people were in the room and adjust pricing. But this was for same day releases and quite expensive.

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by Wasteland View Post
                Our AMC Theater in town literally charges $7 a ticket for adults, $5 for kids and $6 for seniors. One an hour away charges $10, and that includes dream loungers.
                Every day or on Tuesdays?

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by diamond204 View Post

                  Every day or on Tuesdays?
                  Daily. I'm in a crap town, so that prob. plays into why all around me are so cheap. lol

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X