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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:00 AM   #76
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You really think once enough people have "cut the cord" cable companies won't raise your internet access rates to pretty much the same as getting their package deals?
They're ahead of you.

Price for just internet access is about the same as an internet + TV bundle.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:01 AM   #77
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You're looking at Hulu on the web, not Hulu Plus. Check off the Hulu Plus checkbox and watch all the content disappear.
That's not been my experience. We watch all kinds of recent shows on Hulu+. It's the reason we finally switched. Netflix was great for old shows, but didn't have anything released within the past couple years. Hulu+ has all the newest stuff.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:03 AM   #78
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Network TV

If I were to ditch my Directv service, how would I get HD Network TV for CBS, NBC and the like?

I would still want to watch CNN news and event tv like the olympics.

What are the best options there?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:06 AM   #79
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If I were to ditch my Directv service, how would I get HD Network TV for CBS, NBC and the like?

I would still want to watch CNN news and event tv like the olympics.

What are the best options there?
The basic cables you can get over the air and in HD
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:07 AM   #80
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To ask the impossible:

Any chance does this include any Olympics coverage?

(Have no OTA reception. Not getting cable TV.)
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:07 AM   #81
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Also - Hulu has commercials, Netflix doesn't. It is the price you pay for newer content.
Wait...there are commercials on Hulu Plus even though we are paying the MONEY for the subscription...?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:10 AM   #82
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You assume everyone gets their broadband from their cable companies?
No. Who are the alternatives? DSL? For many, aren't they also in the video subscription business?

3G/4G cellular with datacaps so tight you can run into the cap with as little as one HD movie download?

For many there are no alternatives. For those with an alternative, does your alternative NOT also have a video subscription business?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:11 AM   #83
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If I understand it correctly, Hulu Plus allows you to stream the current season of supported shows and stream in HD.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:11 AM   #84
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I have had Hulu Plus for a while now on XBox and was originally pretty happy with it. But it seems to me that more and more content is becoming web only which defeats the purpose to me. Kind of waiting for the fall line up to come out, if that does not change then I will probably drop it.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:11 AM   #85
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wheresthemovie.com

Does anyone know of how to find where to watch a particular movie?

Type in a movie name and it tells you who to pay to get it(Hulu, Netflix, iTunes....)??
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:11 AM   #86
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Well if you "cut the cable cord", you will not be getting HBOGo.
And HBO will eventually go the way of the buggy whip if their executives continue to think that way. The cable empire is crumbling and they don't want to face the fact that they need to change with the times to stay relevant.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:12 AM   #87
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WHo cares about Hulu? I want BBC iPlayer support!
Probably the people reading this article.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:13 AM   #88
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They're ahead of you. Price for just internet access is about the same as an internet + TV bundle.
From what I have seen, this applies only to new subscribers and only for the first 6 or 12 months. Then the rates go up.

These "package deals" also don't include things like DVR or HD, if you can believe it. You have to pay extra for those, and they add quite a bit to the monthly bill.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:13 AM   #89
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Wait...there are commercials on Hulu Plus even though we are paying the MONEY for the subscription...?
Wait... there are commercials on cable even though we are paying the MONEY for the subscription? What's confusing here?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:14 AM   #90
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Is there a way to get CBS and CNN on the Apple TV?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:14 AM   #91
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If I understand it correctly, Hulu Plus allows you to stream the current season of supported shows and stream in HD.
Yes. Also, the only way to stream on devices is by having hulu+
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:14 AM   #92
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amazon prime would be nice.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:16 AM   #93
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If I were to ditch my Directv service, how would I get HD Network TV for CBS, NBC and the like?

I would still want to watch CNN news and event tv like the olympics.

What are the best options there?
Along with the major networks probably being available through your cable (search for clearQAM), Elgato is also worth a look (maybe with an antenna).
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:20 AM   #94
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How is Hulu plus compared to Netflix? Not sure if there in the same category.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:24 AM   #95
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The basic cables you can get over the air and in HD
How do I get HD network TV over the air?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:24 AM   #96
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Wait... there are commercials on cable even though we are paying the MONEY for the subscription? What's confusing here?
True, BUT when the content is ON DEMAND and you can watch when YOU CHOOSE, the commercials are ridiculous in my opinion.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:25 AM   #97
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Wait... there are commercials on cable even though we are paying the MONEY for the subscription? What's confusing here?
What's confusing is that they are trying to be an alternative to the crappy deal the public swallowed from the cable companies. Free ad-supported tv that somehow turned into monthy pay television, yet maintained its ad revenue. Interesting. The alternative they are trying to sell you now has very limited content, as well as ads.

Why try to be argumentative and clever? Think about it for 5 minutes and you'll probably understand the original poster's position. Hulu was trying to get ahead of the game and be a game changer. They didn't do it. I'm not saying they didn't try. But $8/month (or whatever) for the limited content you can get from them would be questionable if it was not ad supported. Ads make it a non-starter for some people. Me included. (i tried it for a while).
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:26 AM   #98
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How do I get HD network TV over the air?
just plug your cable wire directly into the back of your tv and use the channel up or down button. For example if fox is channel 5, 5.1 would be the over the air HD channel.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:27 AM   #99
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WOW!

I ditched cable last year and have been doing Hulu+ and Netflix. I've had to do Hulu on the Playstation, which works fine, but using my phone to control the Apple TV is much more convenient. It'll be great to have the 2 things I use more conveniently situated like this.

Plus, it's cheaper to put another Apple TV on a 2nd TV than it is to buy most other Hulu-enabled devices.
And the TV uses a lot less power than the PS3.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:31 AM   #100
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You assume everyone gets their broadband from their cable companies?
I'd love to give my $$$ to any company other than Comcast. However, here in Salt Lake City, there aren't really any other alternatives. As soon as there is a provider that privides Comcast-esque speeds, I'm jumping ship.
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