Originally Posted by Rothen
I can't believe this. $4 is not an outrageous sum of money for a rental of an HD film. Also included is this feature if you buy a DVD/Blu-ray:
I can buy (that means unlimited views) movies on DVD and Blu-Ray for $25 and under. That's a max of 3 times you could view 1 movie and save. But, some movies I got on DVD at Wal-Mart before for $11 for 4...that's $2.75 each. Blu-rays for $5-6 bucks on sale sometimes.
If you're comparing this to a movie theatre only, it's not bad. I can even see it if you only ever watch a movie once in your life maybe.
But if you're looking at this from the practical aspect, i.e.- Paramount isn't only going to be showing new releases only, then you'll see what I mean.
Netflix - $8 a month unlimited
Redbox - $1 per movie rental
Retail sales - $2-25 per movie (means unlimited viewing until you wear out the disc...DVD and blu-ray)
So whether you're willing to get out of your house or not, you may well lose money if you go with their scheme. Unless Paramount doesn't participate with anyone else and keeps their content exclusive, they have no reason to charge $4...and even then, their competition is cheaper.
So, when you compare it to anything but the cost of going to see a new release in a theatre....it is absurd.