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post #28 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: Dgusa the new ROH?

iPPV will never take off as a replacement for DVDs. The market for iPPV isn't close to being big enough to replace the DVD market. It's a nice alternative for fans who want to watch shows live but you can't just neglect the non iPPV audience. It's so much easier and convenient to buy a DVD, get it in the post and stick it in a DVD player. Any fan can follow a promotion that way. iPPV you have to put up with a significant drop in video/audio quality and have the inconvenience of watching it on a computer screen or hooking it up to the TV with a HDMI cable. That's a big turn off for a lot of more casual fans.

Just saying iPPV is the future (for starters is wrong) and expecting fans to move with you is really stupid. Maybe if it was someone like New Japan who switched from PPV to iPPV exlcuisve then they'd get away with it because of the size of their fanbase and the local culture, but an Indy who are struggling to draw 100 people for some shows has to cater to every possible market the best they can.

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