How much does Vudu cost?
Is it like Netflix requiring a yearly subscription, or can one rent
one movie at a time? How much do old movies cost?
I've been all over the website www.vudu.com and I found one price,
4.95 for a children's video, but I don't know if even that is to rent
I thought logging in would let me see prices so I signed up, but I
woudln't give it my credit card. I think that's why I can't post to
its forum and ask them. The FAQ was hard to find and doesn't say.
BTW The Channel Master DVR+ has Vudu built in, or something close to
that. Its own website only mentions Vudu, but Amazon claims it can
do more than that:
"DVR+ includes streaming services such as VuDu, Pandora, YouTube,
Channel Master TV and Sling TV which gives access to premium channels
such as ESPN, TNT, HGTV, History and more!"
Never mind. I thought to google vudu review.
It's $6 a movie, which is almost a month's worth of Netflix, but with
Netflix I'd end up paying many months without watching anything.
Well, it doesn't have my favorite movies**
twelve angry men a real classic
the major and the minor with Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers.
It does have this:
mr. blandings builds his dream house Cary Grant, Myrna Loy,
Melvyn Douglas, Reginald ...
**This is even more important for my cheap ex-girlfriend who is a lot
younger than I and to whom I keep recommending these old movies. She
probably too cheap to have Netflix but she would pay $6.
Back to the channel master, it come with a built in 3TB hard drive for
450 or expecting you to add a HD for 250. That's a good option
because when the HDD breaks you can just buy a new one. I have a url
with directions for replacing the HDD in my DVDR. but who knows if it
FWIW, Netflix had all three of these but all of them only on DVD, so
I'd have to wait for them to arrive.
7.95 a month to have one DVD at a time, which is all I would ever
want, but if I want streaming too, that's another 7.95 (or so) a
IIRC, one has to return the DVDs that one is sent (otherwise "one at a
time" would make no sense.
At Amazon for $12 I can buy the DVD mr. blandings builds his dream
house, and not have to go to the trouble of mailing it back and have
it forever. New. Used it's about $6
12 angry men Less than 11 new and 10 used.
the major and the minor 12 and 10
A better deal for an occasional watcher.
I still have tapes and dvds I haven't watched yet.
We had the two DVD and Streaming at one time. Now just the streaming
and that satisfies us.
As for mailing the DVD's that's really a non-issue. I don't know how
the hell NetFlix managed to train the USPS but we live in the far
northwest suburban area of Chicago. If I dropped a DVD in the afternoon
mail, invariably I would get an email from NetFlix overnight that they
had received it and my next selection was on its way.
Unless it was a new release and demand was high, I don't think we ever
waited more than two days - meaning we'd get it ON the second day.
Postage was prepaid and the envelope it came in was also the return
envelope. Great service and selection.
Vudu has a wide variety of prices, from $0.99 up. When I don't rent a movie for a while they give me credits. The movies I've bought have barely cost anything. Recently they gave me credit for rental where I watched that mars movie with matt damon for $1.99.
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There's not a monthly charge. You pay for what you view.
Google play is another service that gives you credits, and even movies for free. They gave me Lord of the rings, X Men, Transformers, Night at the Museum, and some kids movies. It doesn't charge a monthly fee either, you pay for what you view. The movies they gave me are in my permanent library, not rental.
There's one on Roku that's something like "Go" that gives credits. I don't remember the exact name right now.
With Netflix, Hulu and Acorn TV, I don't need to rent movies very often. I've got almost more than I can watch now.
If I miss a show on broadcast TV, I can often watch it the next day on Hulu, if it was broadcast on NBC, ABC, FOX, or some others.
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On Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:38:17 -0600, "dangerous dan"
If they're going to have such good prices, I wonder why they don't
give a hint of their prices to someone who hasn't signed up yet and
given your credit card number.
I have a gut aversion to cooperating with this.
This is like the places that won't tell you the shipping cost until
you put in your name and iirc credit card number.
On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:53:30 -0600, "dangerous dan"
Even though I didn't finish registering, I got one just now. Academy
award winners, rent or own, as little as $5 for SD rental.
So they did eventually give me the prices without having to give them
the credit card. Maybe I could have even logged in instead of
waiting for an email.
Thanks for the help.
SD seems good enough for me, so that's what I always get, and my so called high speed internet sometimes has problems at that speed, so I'm not going to get the higher def and take a chance of it starting and stopping even worse than it sometimes does. There aren't many options for internet this far out of town.
If you like British TV, you might like Acorn TV. It's only $5.00 per month and they have a good selection of series IMO. You can check it out at https://acorn.tv/
Acorn works best with Roku, but you can watch it using a browser.
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