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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:45 pm

But if I can subscribe to thousands of shows for $10, why would I ever buy a $40 DVD set of a single season? Hulu devalues their product far more than $1/show.
 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:03 pm

-LD wrote:
But if I can subscribe to thousands of shows for $10, why would I ever buy a $40 DVD set of a single season? Hulu devalues their product far more than $1/show.


I think there's some truth to that, but the studios seems to be more willing to experiment in some areas than others. I don't know why. They seems more comfortable with subscriptions plans than on-demand pricing. They have been offering "free" on-demand of their shows through cable and satellite providers for years... so it's possible they see Hulu as something similar.

I'm not saying it all makes sense to me -- I was just responding to the "it's all smokescreen" comment.
 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:43 pm

People have asked why Hulu will only have certain programming with permissions that allow it to go through Hulu+ and work on the future Roku interface.

This is why.

Hulu can say "Look, we don't even have the legal permission necessary, and in fact are specifically and contractually forbidden from allowing certain content provided by certain content providers from appearing on anything but a computer screen via a browser. We are forbidden by these contratcs from putting certain content onto our Plus service and having that available via a STB on a television set.

If we are forbidden, then so is everyone else.

Now, they won't go after Joe TV Watcher in his living room ...... but they will go after companies like Boxee and GoogleTV who try to get around what seems to be a fairly
solid legal footing.
 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:30 pm

Ayone who wants to see Hulu on their big screen and aren't willing to pay for Hulu Plus should look into Playon media server software [http://http://www.playon.tv/index.php]

It requires a Windows PC and compatible TV device, which include:
Sony PlayStation 3
Microsoft Xbox 360
Nintendo Wii in BETA
HP MediaSmart TV
Moxi HD DVR
NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000
Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
UEBO M200
VuNow VN1000SD/HD
Western Digital TV Live
brite-View CinemaTube

I use the Wii (in Beta) and it only gives me a problem when my gf is browsing & has more than 6 tabs open.

Between Playon & Roku, who needs cable?
 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:27 am

Why would you buy a $299 Logitech Revue with limited online content when you can buy a Tivo Premiere for $299 that has a lot of online content(not to mention a DVR)?

Tivo has Netflix and will be getting Hulu Plus.

BTW: if you're thinking of cutting the cord with Google TV think again: http://newteevee.com/2010/10/06/logitec ... d-cutters/
 
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Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:35 am

 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:44 am

moviegeek65 wrote:
Why would you buy a $299 Logitech Revue with limited online content when you can buy a Tivo Premiere for $299 that has a lot of online content(not to mention a DVR)?


I'm not defending the Logitech Revue's price point, but the comparison to a TiVo is flawed if you don't include the service fee. TiVo Service will add significantly to the cost of the $299 box ($399 lifetime, $299 for 3 years, $129 for 1 year, or $12.95/month).
 
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Re: Browser Access to Hulu.com

Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:17 pm

unclebob wrote:
Ayone who wants to see Hulu on their big screen and aren't willing to pay for Hulu Plus should look into Playon media server software [http://http://www.playon.tv/index.php]

I use the Wii (in Beta) and it only gives me a problem when my gf is browsing & has more than 6 tabs open.

Between Playon & Roku, who needs cable?


You're not even getting HD on the Wii, but your point is taken on PlayOn. Also, you need to fix your double "http" link.

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