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Originally Posted by Solarin View Post

I could never quite swallow the idea of paying a monthly free to still be shown ads. Glad I held off the urge to subscribe.
They are not as bad as people make it out to be. Personally, I like the ads because they give me the "feeling" of old TV commercials where you could run to the kitchen and get a speedy snack. Pausing it just seems... too easy. I also pay the subscription so I could have the service on the PS3 since going to it on the browser results in the "This device is not supported" error. I can also view it on my 360, phone, and Wii.
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

Yeah I remember them having very minimal commercials back 2007-2008. Maybe 2 or 3 at most for a 30 minute TV show. Now its stacked up to 3 commercials each break and you can't even watch the newest shows without a dish subscription. If they force people to have a cable subscription to watch their content they will surely lose lots of customers.
I was apart of Hulu when ads didn't even exist back in its beta phase biggrin.gif And no its not up to 3, its 2 30 second ads average with a movie preview sometimes which you can opt in to watch the entire show ad free at the beginning. I do agree the Dish subscription kills alot of the season finales though since they had me waiting an extra week to see the ending show to the So You Think You Can Dance. If things go like this and require us to have a cable subscription just to watch videos in general, my long time subscription will be over. I have been with them since the beginning and if they decide to shaft us like that then my money can go towards "other" online resources.
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Stupid question but this change anything for those with paid subscriptions to Hulu? Don't mind the $8/month so much but if content is getting cut then I need an alternative
Thats what I want to know.
post #32 of 75
I'll take the five finger discount please wink.gif
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post #33 of 75
Hulu is owned by NBC which is also now owned my Comcast...

I see what you did there hulu
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O'well..Hope Hulu goes the way of myspace if this happens.
    
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I didn't know that paid hulu subscriptions still had ads.
That's garbage, i absolutely despise commercials. I know the only way that i wouod sign up for cable or paid tv would be if the cable companies let you choose the channels you want and charge accordingly. I don't think i should have to pay for 3 channels of espn (which is the most expensive channel). When i never watch sports. Don't like to listen to dudes talking about dudes and how they have the answers to "their" teams problems.
/ramble
J would think thag hulu's hand was more or less forced in this decision.
Edited by 0m3g4 - 4/30/12 at 9:27pm
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post #36 of 75
Netflix as an alternative? Ha, yeah right, because people wan't to watch over 1 year old re-runs for $10 a month.

Hulu is done for if they do this though.
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post #37 of 75
Well bye bye Hulu. No one is going to pay for cable and use your service lol. People use your service to not have to purchase cable.

This is easily the derpiest thing I have had the pleasure of seeing a company do.
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post #38 of 75
what's the purpose of getting HULU if you have CABLE? and what's the purpose of getting CABLE if you have HULU?
to pay twice for the same thing? i guess no more hulu for me.
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Does not seem like a smart move for growing the platform. The future lies in this kind of on-demand streaming, the sooner they start building the platform the better for them.
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ROFL they would do something like this. Ah well, haven't used Hulu in over 2 years anyway, for a reason.
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