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post #51 of 60
Why the internet hasn't replaced cable tv already is beyond weird IMO. This youtube service should have been available ten years ago. It's only because cable companies worked out deals with media distributors, so they could remain competitive in a rapidly aging industry. The only way cable companies will compete in the future is if they switch over to internet based subscription services like youtube.
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Not to mention that YouTube is so freaking slow. No, thanks.

Especially this. YouTube has become worthless as of late because of their slowness, even on internet connections such as ...



Paying for stuttering, slowness, and otherwise unavailable content is laughable.
for google chrome there should be an addon to automatically choose the highest quality video

Same with Firefox, although I use a greasemonkey script that does that, and at the same time all videos load uninterrupted. I have the same download speed as you. I would give it to you but I actually lost the name because my SSD died. So now I'm using my HDD and I haven't looked for it again yet until I RMA the SSD.


So this will be like netflix except individual channels? It doesn't seem worth it for a dollar per channel when HBO and others won't provide on these services anyway...

I would be more interested if they had an option for 60 FPS.
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post #53 of 60
How in the world do you guys get to these conclusions?
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Can see the subscription working for premium channels, but just hope they don't hit the community partner pages like FreddieW and Corridor Digital. As much as I love watching their videos I'm not willing to pay for the privilege.
post #55 of 60
As long as it remains optional for new channels I don't see this being a problem. If a channel I'm currently watching switches to this then I will stop watching it. I haven't watched cable TV for 5 years or so, and I don't watch tv shows on the net.

I can see this affecting people who watch sports since ESPN and the like tend to milk their viewers, but on the bright side I'll hear less talk about the different ways someone could fondle a ball.
post #56 of 60
The way I see it, content creators should be able to choose what they want to charge for their content. If the asking price is too high, they have to accept the consequences.

That said, if my favorite channels start to charge a fee, I'll finally have a reason to switch to Vimeo.
    
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People really still watch Cable TV? lol..

You're essentially paying for advertisements.
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People really still watch Cable TV? lol..

You're essentially paying for advertisements.

Hey! You still get about 20 mins of actual show time, for a 30 minute show!! wink.gif
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Doesn't seem bad. I guess if you're tight with money...

Does anyone know how much the average decent channel makes off of YouTube? I realize the more popular channels make thousands a week. The average can't possibly be making more than my AdSense earnings (6-8k/mo).
post #60 of 60
I don't even think this matters anymore. American TV has gone from bad to worse over the years. 60 percent of TV is commercials, 35% of it is re-runs, and 5% is actually new material. Of that 5%, maybe only 30% is any good.

Considering the cable company charges an arm and a leg for total garbage, I am much happier watching foreign programming online for free.
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