workerdummy wrote:I don't know. There's all this talk about cutting the cable to save money, but with more and more pay Roku channels popping up, pretty soon it will cost more than cable for spottier/duplicate content.
The issue for many is that with cable, we pay to subsidize the viewing habits of others. I would rather pay 5 to 10 dollars a channel for content that I actually watch, than to pay 70 dollars for two hundred channels, and only watch two or three of them.
I dropped my satellite tv sub. ~9 mos. ago and have no desire to go back to paying $96.00/mo. for the joy of having 300+ channels of which i only watched 6-8.
I have hundreds of channels to choose from on my Roku and i've only paid for two,one of which cost me a whopping $1.99 for a lifetime sub.The 2nd.one(Infowars)cost $40 bucks for a one year sub.which is only $3.33/mo.Pretty damn cheap if ya ask me,especially when compared to cable/sat.prices.Heck,Infowars isn't available from the cable/sat.cos.at any price.
The other paid channels i've seen for Roku haven't interested me at all.But IF TCM would offer a paid streaming service i'd gladly pay $10 bucks/mo. for that. They might even offer a yearly paid sub.which could end up costing less than $10/mo.And IMHO,if Netflix is worth $8 bucks/mo.,then TCM is worth AT LEAST that much.
The thing i don't like seeing is TWC and Comcast(for HBOGO) coming to Roku with their content and requiring that you can only access it if you already have a cable sub.with a sub.level equal or exceeding the content they offer on Roku,then to add insult to injury,they have the chutzpah to charge you again for the joy of streaming thru Roku what you already pay for thru your cable fee.
And Dish World is a sick joke.