XMNR: The new year is bringing some changes to the movie rental service on the Playstation Store for the PS3 and PSP. Previously users were granted 14 days to begin viewing their rentals. Now they are given a full 30 days.
hmmm they're doing a good job of enticing customers to go plus, i mite do it but im still not sure yet.
"Previously users were granted 14 days to begin viewing their rentals. Now they are given a full 30 days." This is great news. This is a good counter to Apple TV which allows a 30day rental, and gives you 48 hours to finish it. Go Sony. Can you please get the Vid store in Germany now!?
It's only a matter of time before it is in Germany. Too much money to miss out on, but legalities in Europe are always a complicated thing. It is easier in places like America. Step on someone's toes and you get sued for a few million. Do the same in Europe and the EU themselves slam a multi-billion fine on you. So you cannot afford to take the hits. It'll get to Germany, just give them time to sort everyting out. It might not be as much Sony being slow, but the bleeding German authorities!!
Exactly. The laws in EU are different than the laws in America. You have so many more regions / territories to worry about.
LEt us rent/buy movies in Norway already!!
See 1.1.1 :)
RedDragon: Norway is not a part of the EU, however I am afraid we are under a lot of the same regulations.
What does this have to do with PN+?
ma bad i thought it was only available to psn plus members
Well whooptydoo! I can rent a film on a 4" screen... Yay...
You use the Ps3 on a four inch screen? Regardless, though this isn't exciting news, it is welcome news. Not sure about anyone else, but I like getting more for my money.
Yeah, because screen size is far more important to resolution, it's all perspective, a 4 inch screen in your hands isn't too bad, a 50 inch screen a mile away however is. I've had no problem watching films on my PSP.
I got a LoveFilm subscription when the app came to PS3 and it's the greatest thing ever, got so much usage out of it.
I've got the Netflix running on my system and I love the streaming. I think if Sony offered something similar I'd use it. the Netflix streaming doesn't have the best movies and pretty much all the good ones I've already watched.
And the good news http://www.electronista.com... keeps on coming and is only the biginning of the year.
That would be a smart move on Sony's part. For any doubters in 3D: check out Imax Deep Sea in 3D. I watched it yesterday and my living room was filled with undersea creatures. I don't think there was even any crosstalk in that movie. It's flawlessly done.
I still think the 48 hrs thing is bullshit. Back when video stores still existed I was paying the same price and could watch it all I want for 5 days.
Actually, it is 24 hours. Not 48. But yeah, that needed to be changed more than the 15 days to 30 days.
It sucks because you only have 24 hours to watch it.... it's a rip off. They really need to change that up alot....
they give you 30 days to start watching it and then when you start watching it you have 24 hours to finish it and watch it again. HOW IS THAT A RIP OFF WHAT MOVIE LASTS 24 HOURS!!?!!?
I also think they should change that. Sometimes I don't have time to watch the whole movie in one sitting. I don't see a reason for such limitation. Am I going to make money charging neighbours for watching the movie in my house? On second thought somebody might do just that in Internet cafes and such venues.
I see your point Muhahaha but GrandTheftZambonie is correct. maybe ppl dont want to watch an entire movie in one sitting. I dont understand why do they have 24 hours to watch it.
They need to suck it up and go subscription based service like netflix. make it $9.99 a month, $8.99 for psn+ members. stick with the selling prices with a discount to psn members and do it all through qriocity.
Not a bad idea, but then you alienate renters who only watch one movie in a few months' span (like me). So it makes sense (to me at least) to pay 4-6 bucks instead of 30 bucks over a few months for a subscription to watch just one movie ever once in a while. This is why Sony offers Netflix and and Vudu. So users have a choice in how they want to spend their money. Now if Sony were to offer the option for the user to pay either a subscription for unlimited movies (discounted w/ PS+) or to pay per movie, then I could agree with you.
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