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Most people wont pay the rip off price for HBO....and their stream site sucks too. If they let HULU have it I wager those sales would be 10 fold better....or let everyone watch it for free and put some commercials in it or ads to generate revenue.

I personally will wait for season 3 to finish and come out on DVD....cheaper then $60+ a month for a few channels I actually want. However if they do the .99 cent idea and let me keep it on my drive then sign me up smile.gif

.99 is a bit unrealistic... That's the price of audio, not video. I think amazon currently charges $3/episode for current TV seasons in HD.
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.99 is a bit unrealistic... That's the price of audio, not video. I think amazon currently charges $3/episode for current TV seasons in HD.

Doesn't Apple charge more than $0.99 now for songs through iTunes? I remember at some point they were talking $1.29 for popular stuff.

I think a lot of people that torrent would be willing to spend $0.99 an episode. Even if it's being sold cheaply, 1 million at $1 a pop is more than 1 million at $0 like the pirates are doing now. Offer minimally compressed 1080P and a lot of people will opt for that versus whatever quality they get pirating.
 
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Removing the economic incentive for the creation of new content - what could possibly go wrong?
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Can you get HBO alone, and no other cable plan? I'm talking about how big your cable bill is, total.
Would still be far less than 50 euros even with including basic cable. No idea why you would be including basic cable in that price. I've known 1 person in my life who didn't have at least basic cable.

Hi. I'm here to double that number for you. biggrin.gif

When networks like HBO figure out how to enable streaming services for people who have already given up on cable and satellite, I'll consider signing up. But as long as they insist on limiting their audience to cable/satellite subscribers, they have no chance at getting my business.
    
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I have HBO...buuuut I may not have watched it on HBO rolleyes.gif
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Removing the economic incentive for the creation of new content - what could possibly go wrong?

Yea I don't think it's as simple as you're making it out to be here.

Besides, corporations have more money than the populace anyways. We need to figure out ways to get them to pay us for stuff. Not the other way around anymore.
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Yea I don't think it's as simple as you're making it out to be here.

Besides, corporations have more money than the populace anyways. We need to figure out ways to get them to pay us for stuff. Not the other way around anymore.

Exactly, my wife works for time warner, so I know all about how they make money off commercials and subscriptions, it's really ridiculous how much they make versus what they want to charge us for a subscription.
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shafted up here in canada subscribe to bell or roger's for $60-80 to watch it, right now not aware of any other mean's of getting it legally, actually wish itunes had a season pass for it (how I get the walking dead) but nope apparently HBO doesn't want me to watch there show without selling my kidney.
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Well, it's not quite like that. I watch it with my GF and she's not into gratuitous sex scenes unlike us blokes.

One of many reasons why I love my wife because it doesn't bother her one bit, if anything it'll kickstart a mood haha. That is what I call a Win/Win, so in the words of good ol Charlie Sheen, "WINNING!"
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You guys, the admin just said :

Don't admit to piracy on this forum or infractions will be issued !

What's so hard about that ?
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