10-21-2011 10:06 PM
If I buy a movie from On Demand (Ghostbusters for $2.99, for example, not a new release PPV) am I able to watch it as long as it's available On Demand or just once? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
10-22-2011 05:43 PM
The information provided by Jay is correct. Here is some additional information for you.
On Demand movies are 24 hours
Adult Programming 6 hours
3 hours for complimentary content (if the program is an hour or longer) and some transactional movies are eligible for a longer saved period (2 or 3-day rentals) and will be marked in its description.
03-11-2012 11:03 PM
I specifically found these forums for the first time tonight to complain about this Comcast policy. I don't understand the 24 hour policy. Should be 30 hours, that would enable watching a movie over two nights. I know you're about to give me a bunch of reasons why it's 24 hours, but this is truly one of the worst policies of an otherwise great company. Comcast is expensive, but it's fast and has all kinds of cool features. But the 24 hour limit is stupid.
03-12-2012 06:48 PM - edited 03-12-2012 06:49 PM
Some VOD is 48 hours.
It's probably not up to Comcast, but media and movie company policies. They probably charge Comcast a fixed fee per 24-hours, just like if you had rented a movie at a store.
That said, it would be nice if it could at least remember where you stopped for a longer time (7 days?), even if you have to pay again to watch the rest of the movie.
03-23-2013 11:04 AM - edited 03-23-2013 01:24 PM
03/21/2013 I did an Xfinity On Demand search for an old movie (released over 10 years ago) entitled "Memento". The movie was unavailable to watch online but available on TV. I clicked on "Watch on TV ". The next screen options was "Buy" $2.99. There was no mention of whether or not it this price was for the HD or Standard def and there was no mention at all about the length of time of the rental. Does Comcast assume that its subscribers already know the length of time of the VOD rentals?. The next day, I wanted to watch this complicated movie again but there was no movies saved in my saved programs. If Comcast clearly stated the length of this rental is only 24 hours, I'm sure that I would not have rented this movie. At any rate, I just found the movie on Netlfix, available to watch online with a 30 days free trial, unlimited rentals for only 8 bucks per month. I guess I wasted $3.99 buying a limited 24 hr movie from Comcast that i could have viewed "unlimited" repititions and for free on Netflix.
03-24-2013 09:26 AM
HD movies typically have 'HD' in the title and tend to be $3.99 instead of $2.99. Also, unless otherwise specified in a description, 24 hours should be assumed.
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