My parents are FINALLY listening

Discussion in 'Spam' started by lonesome killer, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    Where I live the only way to get 90% of the games is with cable since all the Twins stuff is on FoxSportsNorth.
     
  2. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    People get the service to watch out of market games not to get something they can see for free from local stations. I have a feeling though this will change in the coming years as online entertainment because the number one source of tv entertainment. The service may be worthless to you but you are not a sports fan so that is completely understandable, just like nail polish is worthless to me because I don't like painting my nails, but to others it's not worthless.
     
  3. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    When I want to get away from having cable tv it is worthless since all my gf watches is the Twins. that is the number one reason she does not want to give up cable.
     
  4. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    Well yes it is worthless but it was not made a service because people want to give up cable tv it was made to give people the ability to watch out of market games at a fair price. Now if the service was created so that people did not have to own cable tv to watch their favorite team than your point is valid for everyone, right now your point is only valid for you because its not working the way "you" want it to.
     
  5. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    Of course that is my point, if you look back in this conversation the only reason i brought it up in the first place was because I was looking for an option to drop cable tv.
     
  6. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    I was just giving you an explanation on why its like that is all :) Remember these services were created before the hulus, before the nbc having all their shows online , etc. So I imagine in the coming years its going to change as people start ditching cable tv for more readily available online entertainment.
     
  7. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager VF4-S (Server Operator) Staff Member

    Don't forget good ole Hulu for current programming...it's free if you don't mind being a week behind
     
  8. Ragnorok

    Ragnorok Demon of Obliteration

    you could always get a roku, has netflix, hulu, hulu plus and a bunch of other stuff and just needs a an internet connection
     
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  9. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager VF4-S (Server Operator) Staff Member

    Agreed...I love our Roku
     
  10. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    Google TV is always an option as well, its like an android market for your TV and can do Hulu+, Netflix, etc. I use mine for Plex as I stream all of our movies and stuff from my PC instead of having to pop in a dvd or blu ray whenever i want to watch a movie.
     
  11. CorruptDictator

    CorruptDictator I want a custom title, but I dont trust VintagePC

    I would switch to nothing but netflix/hulu etc in a heatbeat (just get a roku for the bedroom), but the baseball factor ruins everything.

    Get this, we even still get a disc from netflix because she is taking her sweet ass time watching all of ER. Fuck discs.
     
  12. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Hey, you leave my Storage Wars and Shipping Wars out of this!
     
  13. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    I actually cancelled Hulu+ after paying for it for 2 months. It's an interesting story, and it kinda enforces CD's position.

    Have Hulu+ because it lets me play stuff on the Roku.
    Pay $8/mo for it but it lets us watch TV up to date and not on a PC.
    There are still ads? WTF people? I'm paying for this now, you don't get ad revenue too! Whatever.
    I wanted to watch Good Eats because Alton Brown is awesome.
    I plop down in front of the Roku and search for it on Hulu+.
    I find the show, start playing it, and it plays their 15sec ad or whatever on Hulu+.
    After the ad finishes, a message screen pops up that says "This is premium content and can only be played on a PC"
    I went "WTactualF" and immediately cancel my Hulu+ subscription.

    If I'm going to pay for a service, and you make the for-pay service more limited than the FREE service.... To hell with that. I didn't pay for Hulu+ to bring my programming schedule forward 1 week, I paid for it so it would work on devices other than a PC, and within 2 months of starting service, I find content that still can't be played elsewhere even if I'm paying for it.

    This is why people illegally pirate television and movies, and games, and everything else. The publishers make their services disgustingly limited and difficult to use, or don't give you decent benefits for premium services (ie; no ads in Hulu+)

    2 product providers who don't limit you needlessly that I've seen so far are Netflix and Pandora One. I also like Crackle because they're free to begin with and are strictly ad-based, and don't seem to be too obnoxious with the ads.
     
  14. Net

    Net Achievement Hunter

    I wonder if its the same problem on Google TV as I imagine you get the hulu app from android marketplace (google play).
     
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