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Old 08-01-10, 07:29 PM
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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Since it has already been brought up, what comes with Playon Premium? I have a license as well and honestly haven't been paying much attention to the Playon emails.
"If you OPT to move to PlayOn Premium, you will get the new Comedy Central channel, NHL channel , PBS, TV.com, and the many new content channels we plan to release during the coming year."
vague I know... but I'm considering upgrading less on the content of Playon Premium (at least listed now), and more on my belief that support/techy updates for Playon basic will become nill, despite their assurances.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

I got my invite for Hulu Plus but I've been sitting on it. I don't watch enough of the shows they've got on there to justify it. I've already got Netflix, and I think that's enough for me.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Rumored Hulu may be cutting price to $4.95...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/22/h...what-she-said/

For this price, I would bite. As soon as I can do it on PS3 that is.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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I got my invite for Hulu Plus but I've been sitting on it.
same here.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Wolf359 View Post
Rumored Hulu may be cutting price to $4.95...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/22/h...what-she-said/

For this price, I would bite. As soon as I can do it on PS3 that is.
I would definitely look again.
Old 11-17-10, 09:36 AM
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Hulu Plus is now open to anyone to join and the price has been lowered to $7.99 a month. Preview subscribers will be credited $2 per month for every month they've been a member.

Also, the Hulu Plus channel just launched on Roku boxes. Load times are pretty good and the picture quality looks decent. IMHO, its better than Hulu Plus on the PS3. Still sick of the commercials though.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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Also, the Hulu Plus channel just launched on Roku boxes. Load times are pretty good and the picture quality looks decent. IMHO, its better than Hulu Plus on the PS3. Still sick of the commercials though.
Yay. The PlayOn on the Roku really sucked for me. Just kept getting stuck in loops.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

I've got a referral link if anyone wants two free trial weeks of Hulu Plus.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
I've got a referral link if anyone wants two free trial weeks of Hulu Plus.
I'm interested, but I won't be able to use it until December or January Too much end-of-year / holiday crap coming up.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
I've got a referral link if anyone wants two free trial weeks of Hulu Plus.
I'd be interested.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Cory02 View Post
Hulu Plus is now open to anyone to join and the price has been lowered to $7.99 a month. Preview subscribers will be credited $2 per month for every month they've been a member.
God dammit I was afraid of that. Oh well...I snoozed.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

I know this has been answered but I can't find it right off the bat, with Hulu Plus will they have complete seasons for ALL shows or just select shows.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
I know this has been answered but I can't find it right off the bat, with Hulu Plus will they have complete seasons for ALL shows or just select shows.
Here's the gist:

Current season 2010-11
FOX/NBC/ABC shows produced by those networks, all the shows will stay up the entire season with no expiration dates. If a show is produced by a different studio, Fringe (WB), then it has an expiration date.

They have select shows with back catalogue from previous seasons both current and cancelled.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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Here's the gist:

Current season 2010-11
FOX/NBC/ABC shows produced by those networks, all the shows will stay up the entire season with no expiration dates. If a show is produced by a different studio, Fringe (WB), then it has an expiration date.

They have select shows with back catalogue from previous seasons both current and cancelled.

Thanks.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Is season 3 of Sons Of Anarchy available with Hulu-plus?

How about seasons 1 & 2?
Old 11-21-10, 01:53 PM
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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Is season 3 of Sons Of Anarchy available with Hulu-plus?

How about seasons 1 & 2?
No back seasons of SOA. FX delays putting new eps on there for 1 month. And they only keep the last couple of episodes and there is expiration dates.

Only the network shows produced by ABC, NBC or FOX are on Hulu Plus with no expiration dates. And only select shows from them have back seasons.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

I just signed up for the free week+month free trial, and I am completely unimpressed so far. Other than the Criterion section, the rest of the site seems incredibly lacking. Either what I want to watch only has a handful of episodes, or I can't view what I want anywhere other than on my computer, and various other things like that.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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I just signed up for the free week+month free trial, and I am completely unimpressed so far. Other than the Criterion section, the rest of the site seems incredibly lacking. Either what I want to watch only has a handful of episodes, or I can't view what I want anywhere other than on my computer, and various other things like that.
Not sure what your expecting/looking for, but did you read my post #163? That's the gist of what your going to get if you sign up for Hulu Plus TV-wise.

Cable shows are delayed anywhere from 7 days to 13 weeks and aren't available to stream on your TV. Do you really think USA, SyFy or FX will give away their content for nothing?

Plus, I think there are rights issues getting the content for 16:9 720P for your TV.

Other than Criterion/Miramax, the movie selection isn't very comprehensive.

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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

Originally Posted by Brent L View Post
I just signed up for the free week+month free trial, and I am completely unimpressed so far. Other than the Criterion section, the rest of the site seems incredibly lacking. Either what I want to watch only has a handful of episodes, or I can't view what I want anywhere other than on my computer, and various other things like that.
+1

I subscribed for about 6 weeks and ran out of stuff I wanted to watch. Too much content can't be viewed on a TV. And the commercials (forced and repetitive) were annoying. I wouldn't mind them if the service was free.

If you could watch all the Hulu content on a TV without commercials, I'd gladly pay double (maybe triple) the current price. But in it's current state, I don't think it's worth paying for.
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+1

I subscribed for about 6 weeks and ran out of stuff I wanted to watch. Too much content can't be viewed on a TV. And the commercials (forced and repetitive) were annoying. I wouldn't mind them if the service was free.

If you could watch all the Hulu content on a TV without commercials, I'd gladly pay double (maybe triple) the current price. But in it's current state, I don't think it's worth paying for.
So everything you wanted to watch was not an NBC, FOX or ABC produced show? Because that's the only content that stays up with no expiration dates for Hulu Plus.

Chuck, Fringe (shows produced by other studios) and most cable shows don't have the rights to stream on your TV and have expiration dates with limited availability.

There are select cable shows like Hot in Cleveland and a few TV land shows, Teen Wolf and ABC Family shows that are available on Hulu Plus.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly expected better than this. It is absolutely not worth costing the same as Netflix streaming, that much I know for sure, at least IMO. It doesn't even compare.

I sure with the Criterion made the deal with Netflix instead. If that was the case Hulu wouldn't even have been on my radar.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

The latest WD TV Live Plus firmware update has added Hulu Plus.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
So everything you wanted to watch was not an NBC, FOX or ABC produced show? Because that's the only content that stays up with no expiration dates for Hulu Plus.

Chuck, Fringe (shows produced by other studios) and most cable shows don't have the rights to stream on your TV and have expiration dates with limited availability.
All I know is that I saw tons of cool stuff I wanted to watch on the Hulu website. And when I paid for the premium service, I got a whole lot less than what I expected. Almost everything I was looking forward to watching wasn't available for TV streaming.

It's too bad. On the surface Hulu+ looks really good. But my experience was disappointing.

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I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly expected better than this. It is absolutely not worth costing the same as Netflix streaming, that much I know for sure, at least IMO. It doesn't even compare.
Exactly.
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Re: Hulu to start charging for content as early as 2010

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So everything you wanted to watch was not an NBC, FOX or ABC produced show? Because that's the only content that stays up with no expiration dates for Hulu Plus.
But even a lot of those aren't available to stream on TV or mobile devices.
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Do the Criterion movies have commercial interruptions? I can't imagine a company like that letting their stuff be shown with them.

Had a week's free trial on my Vizio TV when the app for it came out- cancelled it mainly because it overlays network logos over most of the current shows (they're not on the actual video; they're overlayed separately- if you stretch the picture the bugs stay the same, and using Hulu Desktop on my computer they aren't there at all.) When I cancelled online they had a space to tell my reason for cancelling. I really don't approve of paying for anything that's ad-supported either, and it seems Hulu is trying to increase the amount of commercials. Online lately I've noticed them running 2 commercials per break when they used to run just 1. When something doesn't have a sponsor, they'll run a PSA, usually the same one many times.

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