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NEWS: Daisuki Streams Gundam UC for a Fee


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ColonelYao47



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:02 am Reply with quote
That's one...come on, Garden of Sinners...
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doubleO7



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:07 am Reply with quote
Ha, I read that as "for free" and got really excited. Them I saw there was a price... Laughing
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:07 am Reply with quote
Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this is expensieve? 5 bucks for a single episode that I "rent" for only two days?. One month of CR Premium Membership is just about the same price in my region, so I find it insane to pay all that for just one episode
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johnmora



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:12 am Reply with quote
It's about the cheapest Gundam Unicorn's been, though.
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Incetion



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:31 am Reply with quote
I think the viewing time should be increased from 2 days to 5-7 days, it would be better. If that is not possible then 3 days would be a plus from 2 days.

But considering how Daisuki is the only company with rights to bring legal Gundam content outside of Japan that has yet to be licensed, I can see why they are doing what they are doing.
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JulieYBM



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:36 am Reply with quote
I don't think this is a bad price. Five or so dollars is the amount one would pay to rent a disc from BlockBuster or another rental store. It isn't like streaming is going to be any different than not-owning the rental disc.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:53 am Reply with quote
How much was it on the Playstation network when it was first released?
I think about the same price, right? I wonder how the quality is on Daisuki... Does is compare to the 1080p on the Playstation network?
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PBsallad



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:46 am Reply with quote
Yeah, I wonder if this is in HD too.

IIRC iTunes SD rentals are about 2 or 3.99 and HD is a buck higher. Amazon Instant is around the same too. So this price isn't really that bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:28 am Reply with quote
Daisuki does offer HD videos, but I couldn't find any information on their website as to whether Gundam Unicorn is specifically HD.

You'd think it would be in HD.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:33 am Reply with quote
dtm42 wrote:
Daisuki does offer HD videos, but I couldn't find any information on their website as to whether Gundam Unicorn is specifically HD.

You'd think it would be in HD.

Pay $5 and find out, I guess?
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SwerveCity





PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:18 am Reply with quote
If it was 2/3 eps I could understand this pricing but at the moment its a tad nuts. Ah well, at least we get to understand what their plans for Daisuki are, some shows you'll pay for, some not.
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partially



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:45 am Reply with quote
SwerveCity wrote:
If it was 2/3 eps I could understand this pricing but at the moment its a tad nuts. Ah well, at least we get to understand what their plans for Daisuki are, some shows you'll pay for, some not.


As others have said it is a pretty standard rental rate if it is HD (for a film anyway), fairly equivalent to any of the major digital rental outfits, Amazon, iTunes etc. If it is SD though it is a bit overpriced.

The confusion comes I guess if you consider this a TV series, which it is not. If it was a TV series then it is definitely overpriced. However these are short OVA films, not TV episodes.

Either way it is still significantly cheaper than the $50/ep you have to currently pay to own all six episodes.
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Helius



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:05 am Reply with quote
doubleO7 wrote:
Ha, I read that as "for free" and got really excited. Them I saw there was a price... Laughing


Me too lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:39 am Reply with quote
You guys look at the wrong price. it's 499 yen, not $5.

Yes, there is a different.
Yen vs dollar has been dropping like crazy. At the beginning of the year, 499 yen would be like $6+.
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MagicallyDelicious



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:27 pm Reply with quote
Spotlesseden wrote:
You guys look at the wrong price. it's 499 yen, not $5.

Yes, there is a different.
Yen vs dollar has been dropping like crazy. At the beginning of the year, 499 yen would be like $6+.


The yen was dropping, but lately seems to have leveled out a bit more. Currently, 499 Japanese Yen equals 5.090 US Dollars.

Also, I personally find this to be too expensive and a disappointing business model.
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