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What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Stupid channels with great content - yet you can only use them if you pay for cable... Just think this is really stupid...

Why can we not just pay for Epix and HBO, etc...
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:21 pm

probably because if we could get epix or hbo etc with out being hooked to cable more folks would cut and run to roku only---I think cable falls down with all the packaging stuff--If a person could subscribe to say sci-fi and history for a couple of bucks without buying 40 more channels they don't care for in the 29 dollar super family deluxe pack more folks would stay
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:24 pm

It just seems so flower backwards - I dont have cable - will not pay for it, but would pay for showtime or HBO or Epix... but I cant...

I guess I will just stick with AVOD, H+ and Netflix...

Back to my Epix free trial weekend - that makes no sense because after the trial I can not subscribe to it...
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:40 pm

To get Epix you do NOT need to subscribe to the TV portion of a cable service. I have internet only with Charter and I get Epix just fine.

Of course, even though I do get Epix I VERY rarely use it as it is about as close to worthless as a channel with as much content as it has can get.

There is no user queue and the commercials it runs before a movie for other content of theirs is redundant and in many cases very annoying as it is usually for movies that I would have no interest in.

After one gets through that slop there is often several re-buffers and/or cut outs that make watching a pain.

After saying that I do find it is well worth the $0.00 that I pay for it but if the price ever goes up Epix will be removed from my ch list faster than a dog scratches a flee.

HBO-Go is a no-go as it does require that you have a subscription to the TV part of their service and an additional fee for HBO that would run me over $50.00 additional each month. And they don't even buy me dinner first.

So as far as HBO goes they are about as pointless as The Pointless Forest in The Land of Point.
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:43 pm

I have u-verse internet and cant get it ... so its really pointless... So you are not even paying for the cable TV portion and can still use it? That seems odd...
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:44 pm

danstl wrote:
I have u-verse internet and cant get it ... so its really pointless... So you are not even paying for the cable TV portion and can still use it? That seems odd...


Epix - Yes. HBO - No.

EDIT: In fact to subscribe to EPIX the only thing they ask is who your ISP is.
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:57 pm

If roku were to strike a deal to offer a "basic" package (like on cable say 40 channels sci-fi,history,discovery etc) would most of you be willing to pay say 20 bucks a month for it?

what would you consider a fair price for it via roku?
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:00 pm

knuckle wrote:
If roku were to strike a deal to offer a "basic" package (like on cable say 40 channels sci-fi,history,discovery etc) would most of you be willing to pay say 20 bucks a month for it?

what would you consider a fair price for it via roku?


As Long as it had ESPN,ESPN2,TruTV,ID,USA,Syfy as well as other I would pay $20 a month
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:00 am

knuckle wrote:
If roku were to strike a deal to offer a "basic" package (like on cable say 40 channels sci-fi,history,discovery etc) would most of you be willing to pay say 20 bucks a month for it?

what would you consider a fair price for it via roku?


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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:57 am

Gilgamesh wrote:
There is no user queue and the commercials it runs before a movie for other content of theirs is redundant and in many cases very annoying as it is usually for movies that I would have no interest in.

After one gets through that slop there is often several re-buffers and/or cut outs that make watching a pain.


I agree that the commercials on Epix are ridiculous, but I am not having re-buffers or cut outs on the channel at all. Epix has its issues for sure with the ancient UI and the useless commercials, but the content is nice and the quality of the streams is more than adequate... Here anyway. BTW I am a Charter subscriber as well.
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:07 am

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... BTW I am a Charter subscriber as well.


I'm sorry! :)
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:20 am

So you get Epix for free without subscribing? Please share!

I just went to there site and I can sign up for a free 14 day trial but after that I have to be subscribed through my cable provider, which is Comcast and does not seem to have Epix. At least according to Epix's website.

So can I still get it? Even if I had to pay for it, I may.

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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:25 am

if you look at the fine print, some people who subscribe to only internet from certain providers (like Charter) can have it
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:49 am

Hmm scratch that. After browsing their online catalog through the Roku, I wouldn't pay for it. Think I only saw a few movies worth watching, most of which are on Netflix
 
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Re: What is the point of HBO/Epix, etc...

Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:20 am

Gilgamesh wrote:
philsoft wrote:
... BTW I am a Charter subscriber as well.


I'm sorry! :)


You don't like Charter? I think they are pretty good. I pay them like 40 bucks a month for a 30mbs connection and they include Epix at no additional cost. The service rarely has even a hiccup. I am in The Central part of Michigans lower Peninsula.

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