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Old 07-09-19, 04:00 PM
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I feel like the comic aspect of DC Universe is just a bonus really. It’s nice to have it but I’d be curious as to how many people who subscribe use that aspect of it. People who really want the comic content can get it from Comixology or other similar apps which have large libraries available for reasonable prices.
reasonable prices? Even at 99c a comic, it's prohibitively expensive for even a fraction of the content.

Early on the lack of comics content was a joke but they really expanded it.
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Old 07-09-19, 04:09 PM
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reasonable prices? Even at 99c a comic, it's prohibitively expensive for even a fraction of the content.

Early on the lack of comics content was a joke but they really expanded it.
I suppose it depends on how much youíre really reading/buying. You also buy and keep that content from Comixology or wherever rather than just stream or essentially rent it.

For me when it comes to things like that if I buy it I know Iíll actually read it, whereas when itís just there it becomes one of those things where Iíll get to it at some point and that point never comes. Plus they seem to run sales pretty regularly.

The comic content is nice and I didnít mean to downplay it necessarily. It just seems to me that the shows are whatís really selling the service.

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Old 07-09-19, 05:40 PM
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You guys really don't get the need or benefit of HBO GO and HBO Now existing?
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Old 07-09-19, 06:56 PM
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You guys really don't get the need or benefit of HBO GO and HBO Now existing?
We get the benefit of the app. What we don't get is why WB has to different HBO apps that do the exact same thing. It's redundant. And now with HBO Max, I don't understand as to why anyone will keep HBO Now.
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Old 07-09-19, 06:57 PM
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Well, for starters DC Universe is not just an SVOD app. It's also digital comics and there's over 20,000+ now.

HBO Max is only a video app. You shut down DC Universe and where do the comics do? There's thousands of people who became subscribers to DC Universe for the comics alone.

I do agree about HBO Go and HBO Now. It's the exact same app, the only difference is HBO Now is for non-cable subscribers. All they have to do to fix that is add an extra log-in prompt like what Starz does for cable/satellite subscribers to log-in.
WB could easily create a separate app for the comics if you subscribe to HBO Max or they can keep the DC app as the place you get access to comic books if you sub to HBO Max. It's not that complicated.
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Old 07-09-19, 10:11 PM
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You guys really don't get the need or benefit of HBO GO and HBO Now existing?
I understand what he's saying. HBO Go and HBO Now are exactly the same app. Only difference is Now you have purchase for $15/month and Go comes with your cable or satellite subscription.

All they have to do is enable two separate log-ins for Now so that both parties can access the app. It's what Starz does with their app. It is actually redundant to have 2 separate apps. Showtime also has two separate apps.

I'm guessing you probably borrow a friend or family member's Go log-in, so you seem to think if they cut out one app that would screw you and force you to actually pay for it?
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Old 07-09-19, 10:20 PM
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WB could easily create a separate app for the comics if you subscribe to HBO Max or they can keep the DC app as the place you get access to comic books if you sub to HBO Max. It's not that complicated.

And I forget to mention that DC Universe's app also has an interactive message board, a DC Encyclopedia, DC news, and an area to shop for DC products.

The whole thing is that it's the Netflix for DC digital comics and that was one of the biggest selling points when it came out last Fall. Buying a la carte digital comics for every issue you want from DC is super expensive compared to the only $7.99/month you pay to read as much as you want.

I highly doubt that HBO Max will have those extra features. Sure they could kill DC Universe in 1-2 years. We simply don't know. I'm just saying the current incarnation of DC Universe has multiple features that probably won't be able to transitioned to HBO Max. And it wouldn't be cost efficient IMO to launch a separate apps with re-designs and such. If you kill the whole comics portion altogether, you're going to make a lot of people very unhappy.
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Old 07-10-19, 12:30 PM
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I understand what he's saying. HBO Go and HBO Now are exactly the same app. Only difference is Now you have purchase for $15/month and Go comes with your cable or satellite subscription.

All they have to do is enable two separate log-ins for Now so that both parties can access the app. It's what Starz does with their app. It is actually redundant to have 2 separate apps. Showtime also has two separate apps.

I'm guessing you probably borrow a friend or family member's Go log-in, so you seem to think if they cut out one app that would screw you and force you to actually pay for it?

I'm just saying who cares if they are the same? GO was grandfathered in and could go away sooner or later, and NOW is a nice "HBO only" alternative for those who don't want a big cable bill and just wants HBO. I think Game of Thrones had a lot to do with the NOW. It's just that simple.

As far as your shady bitch comment about me using someone else's log-in you are correct. Never hid that fact. Been doing so since when one of the HBO Heads literally said they didn't care about people sharing log-ins. But to answer your shade, if GO went away I would just pay for MAX and wait for DC Universe to get folded in.
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Old 07-10-19, 12:32 PM
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WB could easily create a separate app for the comics if you subscribe to HBO Max or they can keep the DC app as the place you get access to comic books if you sub to HBO Max. It's not that complicated.

That's what I was thinking.
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Old 07-10-19, 01:39 PM
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I'm just saying who cares if they are the same? GO was grandfathered in and could go away sooner or later, and NOW is a nice "HBO only" alternative for those who don't want a big cable bill and just wants HBO. I think Game of Thrones had a lot to do with the NOW. It's just that simple.

As far as your shady bitch comment about me using someone else's log-in you are correct. Never hid that fact. Been doing so since when one of the HBO Heads literally said they didn't care about people sharing log-ins. But to answer your shade, if GO went away I would just pay for MAX and wait for DC Universe to get folded in.
Sorry dude. I came across a little harsh saying that. I guess I'm just a little bitter because 6 months ago I let a "friend" use my log-in and that person passed it around to multiple people and it got so out of control I had to change my password multiple times. I had so many unaccounted mysterious movies/shows that I never watched. I paid good money for HBO and I thought I was being nice and the person took advantage of my generosity. So I didn't mean to sound like a dick to you. At least you're watching your shit legally and not doing the shady ass "alternative means" stuff that many do. So again sorry. I know no one likes to be accused of doing some shady things by a stranger, so you had the right to get mad at the comment.
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Old 07-10-19, 01:42 PM
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https://www.businessinsider.com/warn...hbo-max-2019-7

Business Insider reports also that DC Universe isn't going anywhere. Business Insider reported the mess that happened with Movie Pass, so they're pretty reliable with their stuff.

I'm a little confused though. It says that HBO Max will offer DC Universe programming. So I wonder if they will also carry Titans, Doom Patrol and such?
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Old 07-10-19, 02:43 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me to see Titans and Doom Patrol show up on other streaming services once Warner thinks they've gotten all they can from them on DC Universe. They've already decided releasing them to home video, which undercuts their exclusivity.

I could even see Netflix carrying them at some point to grow DC's fanbase.
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Old 07-10-19, 08:57 PM
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Yeah I'm not believing there's much long term exclusivity. Netflix already has the rights to some shows internationally.
If the DCU folded and was absorbed into Warner I might follow it depending on the price. It would be a shame to lose access to the comics though, they have really upped their game on those.
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Old 07-11-19, 06:49 AM
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Maybe DC Universe gets the original programming first and then it shows up later on HBO Max? Or maybe they're just going to focus on making DC Universe a comic-book reading app first and original programming as a bonus? Either way, it doesn't sound like there's a lot of reason to subscribe to both apps - unless you really like the comic books.
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Here's what is coming to DC Universe in August

It's the moment you've been waiting for- the announcement of the next batch of goodies for the month to come! In addition to all the delicious comic books AND 4K Ultra HD episodes of Swamp Thing, Titans, Doom Patrol, and Young Justice: Outsiders (Part 1), this month we'll also be dropping:
• Constantine 2005 (8/1) ��️
• Swamp Thing Season Finale (8/2) ��
• DC Spotlight: SHAZAM! (8/9) ⚡️
• Batman HUSH (8/13) ��
• Young Justice: Outsiders New Episodes (8/6, 8/13, 8/20)��*��*��*��
• Aquaman (1967) Remastered HD (8/16) ��
• Batman Beyond Remastered HD season 1 (8/23) ��
• Young Justice: Outsiders Season Finale (8/27) ��*��*��*��

With nothing leaving the service! ��
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I read Hush after joining this service.
wasnt as good as I expected.

Predictable.
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Batman Beyond remastered in HD? That is fucking excellent
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Batman Beyond remastered in HD? That is fucking excellent
iThe entire series is coming out on Blu-ray later this year.
you can order it now.
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Here's what is coming to DC Universe in August
August is going to be a great month! I'm looking forward to Batman Beyond the most. It's one of my all time favorite Super Hero shows.
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iThe entire series is coming out on Blu-ray later this year.
you can order it now.
I know. But I don't have to buy it since I have DC Universe.
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I read Hush after joining this service.
wasnt as good as I expected.

Predictable.
Hush is legendary for Jim Lee's art, the plot is almost secondary. The Absolute edition is gorgeous. Hush's reveal was supposed to be someone else until editorial forced them to change his identity at the last minute.
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Jim lee never did anything for me.
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Batman: Hush is now available to stream as of today for those who have been waiting.

There is also a new 52 minute documentary on the history of Shazam! called "DC Spotlight: Shazam"
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Watched Batman: Hush yesterday. Decent. Question for those familiar with the comic version if it. Only click of you have seen movie:

Spoiler:
Hush was Wayne's friend, the surgeon, in comics right? In this, I was totally not expecting it to be the Riddler.
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Yes that’s correct and unfortunately the email notice didn’t block that spoiler and now anyone or at last me was spoiled by that info.

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