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Where is Hulu Plus? It's been 5 months.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MediaLivingRoom, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 #201 of 486
    David Platt

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    You clicked on the thread and read it, so apparently it is of some importance to you. Saying that it's silly to discuss a certain topic after you've been the one discussing it is, well, kind of silly.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 #202 of 486
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    So you're saying that Magnus just lied when he said "I have fun with you folks that complain that the sky is falling. It's just funny to see the things that people think are important. The world really does have better things to worry about. :) " Because you somehow have knowledge that he read and participated in the discussion because he cares about the subject and not because he knows there is humor in the whining that people do so much of in these forums?

    Is this your first day in the internet?
     
  3. Apr 3, 2011 #203 of 486
    David Platt

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    A topic being of "some importance to you" and "caring about the subject" are not necessarily the same thing. The topic could have some importance to him precisely because he finds some comedic value in it.

    Is this your first day in reading comprehension?
     
  4. Apr 3, 2011 #204 of 486
    kaylus

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    I agree, it is funny. It's obvious these threads are important to you and I find that funny. Of course the world really does have better things to worry about, which is exactly why you are out worrying about them, right? ;)

    Not everyone has the same requirements in streaming/recording/TV as others may have. Some of you are paying huge amounts for Cable channels that I personally think is ridiculous, while I find extreme value in Amazon Prime Streaming, Netflix, Hulu, and net-based streams through PlayOn.

    I added an extra $35 (cable+tivo sub) a month bringing the TiVO into my house and am now weighing the cost of abandoning the service because I am not yet convinced (myself, I am not seeking convincing from this forum) in a given time based on the (anecdotal) history of TiVO in timeliness.

    Important? Mildly. Not as important as getting married, taking out the garbage, taking a pee, but since I'm at the computer searching for the latest response then at the moment yes it is; as is any $420 a year investment. (Aforementioned 35*12; Which is similar to say... refinancing a car?)

    Anyways, continue lol'ing and I shall continue checking back here in hopes of useful information!

    -K
     
  5. Apr 3, 2011 #205 of 486
    magnus

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    Despite what you may or may not read into my posts on this subject. I could really care less about Hulu Plus or the fact that TiVo does not have it. If I really wanted it.... Then Roku, PS3, New TVs, and many other devices already have it.

    I just find it funny that everyone gets so bent on the fact that TiVo announces something and won't have the patience for them to get it done in a way that will work with their system. God forbid that it might take a little while for them to get this for everyone. Maybe it would be best for TiVo to just announce a feature when it's done. That way everyone will not start crap threads like this one.

    I've tried Hulu on PS3 and Roku. I have to say that I am not at all impressed and I have to wonder why everyone is making such a big fuss. It's going to happen soon enough.

    When its done..... I wonder the percentage of folks that will actually use it. In 6 months how many will still be using it? If Hulu does not change their strategy.... It's just a losing proposition.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2011 #206 of 486
    magnus

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    Ok, no worries.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2011 #207 of 486
    davezatz

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    If you look at TiVo's subscriber trends and TiVo as a percentage of deployed DVRs, I'd say the sky is falling.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...ond-worst-quarter-for-subscriber-losses/84324

    Apps like Hulu Plus or a modernized Netflix are amongst the things that can set TiVo apart from the generic cableco DVR, where Internet-sourced content is feared, and this becomes a missed opportunity. Yeah, Hulu Plus will probably be released this month and its usage numbers could be small... but the ripples are larger. A lot of people stop here, Engadget, etc before making a purchase. Or re-upping.

    Agreed.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2011 #208 of 486
    atmuscarella

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    disheartening at best down 450,000 stand alone subs in 4 years.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 #209 of 486
    Fofer

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    Now this is a post from someone who clearly knows what he's talking about.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 #210 of 486
    Fofer

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 #211 of 486
    magnus

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    Ok, thanks
     
  12. Apr 4, 2011 #212 of 486
    magnus

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    Hulu Plus is not going to do it. Multi-Room scheduling, streaming, and an integrated NPL are what will allow Tivo to get subscriptions back. Without this feature.... it's not going to matter how many internet-sourced content providers they have... Tivo will just be a Roku with a tuner.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2011 #213 of 486
    Fofer

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    "A Roku with a tuner" sounds great to me, though. That's what *I* want and a TiVo with the (promised) Hulu Plus makes it closer to reality for me.

    I don't care about Multi-Room scheduling, streaming, or an integrated NPL.

    See where I'm going with this?
     
  14. Apr 4, 2011 #214 of 486
    KCcardsfan

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    I would have bought one of those for sure. I bought TIVO because it had a OTA tuner and DVR capable #1. I bought TIVO over Channel Master because of expanded guides and internet connectivity.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2011 #215 of 486
    magnus

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    Ok, then no hard drive, no 30 min buffer, and no season passes.

    See where I am going with this?
     
  16. Apr 4, 2011 #216 of 486
    Fofer

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    No.

    I have a TiVo. I also have a 2 TB hard drive. I know what I've purchased, as well as what it can do, and what the company promised me it will be able to do. Point being, a DVR with a tuner is my primary concern. The more internet content it aggregates on top of that, like Hulu Plus, which has a lot of exclusive content I enjoy, the better.

    You're the one who introduced the (kinda bad) analogy of Roku.

    You're also the one who entered a thread to complain about the Hulu Plus promise-turned-vaporware, and then proceeded to complain about the complainers.

    And then you said you find the complainers "funny."


    See where I'm going with this? :rolleyes:
     
  17. Apr 5, 2011 #217 of 486
    aadam101

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    That's not what Tivo wants. TiVo wants to put as many logos on their marketing material as possible. They can put Netflix, Pandora, Amazon, Apple, etc. They also want to add Hulu to this list. DVR functionality is second to Tivo's marketing. Marketing is the only thing they have consistently done well over the past decade.
     
  18. Apr 5, 2011 #218 of 486
    magnus

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    The point is that you might have just bought a Roku instead. Because it sounds like that's really what you're looking for. You're the one that said that you would be happy with just a tuner and Hulu. :D
     
  19. Apr 5, 2011 #219 of 486
    magnus

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    Maybe they should focus on the core and then worry about all these other little things. They are losing subscriptions for a reason. Hulu Plus is not one of them and Hulu Plus won't bring in enough new ones to compensate for the loss. They need to focus on the reasons why they lose subscribers (and multi-room functionality is a big part of that).
     
  20. Apr 5, 2011 #220 of 486
    davezatz

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    Folks who understand, like us, may want those features. But I doubt the average citizen appreciates distinctions in "DVR" functionality - they're all basically about the same to them. (In fact, I'd say even many TiVo owners are ignorant of what the competition offers like DirecTV's well done whole home DVR or DISH's Slingbox capabilities.) TiVo was right to market the Premiere as the One Box - a DVR and then some. However the 'then some' is lacking. From where I'm sitting, it seems obvious to me TiVo's retail offering has taken a backseat to their MSO deals. As a customer, I'm bummed and will call them out on dragging their feet (incomplete HDUI, press releases without product). However I do understand their business rationale given the market and their abilities.

    Unfortunately, you're spot on. Most folks are content with the cableco DVR and will augment that experience in greater numbers with inexpensive boxes that have no recurring fees - such as the $60 Roku or $99 Apple TV. Regarding,the "Roku with a tuner" quip... Boxee has already put a stake in the ground, it's coming. And that excites me.
     

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