Regardless, they told me the two month promotion is only applicable if you buy the TV or blu-ray between November 1, 2010, and January 31, 2011.
That makes more sense: it's a package promotion thing.
Yes! It was pretty clear from there web sites that you need to buy there expensive BD and TV. Why they didn't offer it yet to SMP-N100? Would Roku pick up the tab they're already did it for Netflix and $10 for Amazon, A combination of three would be a profitable Christmas, but I don't think so or who knows? If the promotion is applied to SMP-N100 that's a different ball game.
It's odd that Sony's Hulu Plus promotion web site does not mention any purchase beginning date, only a "purchase by" date.http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... &langId=-1
(Be sure to expand and read the Terms & Condtitions.)
The offer has already started, and they are using terminology that implies the deal is for new users. I suppose they could have used "Between now and..." to clarify, but no biggie.
I really wasn't expecting anything. And my problems with activation were only because I hadn't signed up for the account when I got the activation code and tried to enter. Well, sure, of course. I'm used to having subscription first and _then_ registering a device. And I wasn't expecting the Hulu to work, just clicking it out of curiosity.
I'm still not sure about the commercials. I would rather pay a few bucks more and have no commercials. Also a bit disappointed in how many TV shows aren't in Plus yet. Including some older ones I rather expected to be in the service.
I'd say Plus needs some tweaking. However, customer service is first rate. And the video quality is excellent. I watched an old Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. It's not widescreen but the quality was exceptional. Fun to see, too.
I'll keep the subscription, give the service some time to work through the business model. I don't have cable so I can afford to play around a bit.