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Old 11-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #31
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Thanks dlfl. $8 for the upgrade isn't too bad.
you just got the $8 offer for just playon? are you on a yearly license? hmm, my offer was $4.99 for each playon and playlater. $10 for both. not bad all at. I'm on lifetime license for both.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #32
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Thanks dlfl. $8 for the upgrade isn't too bad.
The upgrades cover one license key. If you have PlayLater that must be upgraded at additional cost. My cost was $4.99, for my annual PlayOn subscription, with 3 months remaining in it. I don't have PlayLater.

I don't know what their long term price structure will be but wouldn't be surprised if it changes.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:23 PM   #33
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Roku 3 with Play On vs Tivo Premiere

It covered both my Playon and PlayLater lifetime licenses.
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Product: HD for PlayOn and PlayLater
Plan Description: One time fee of 7.99
Edit: I bought the "PlayOn and PlayLater bundle" so that might account for the reduced upgrade cost.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #34
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Used PlayLater to download the last episode of Person of Interest. The size was 5x the size of the 480p version I already had so I thought it would come in at 720p. It came in with commercials just 480p (per Plex and my eyes). I'll try something else to verify HD.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #35
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Thanks for the tip. As an original lifetime subscriber, it only cost me $4.99 one time to add HD. Well worth it, if it works. Will be testing it out tomorrow. Just got PlayOn installed on my new i7 PC, and everything shows MAX on the tests, so hoping for the best.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #36
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It sounds like you could probably save a lot of money anually by just getting one of the new blu-ray players. Aside from providing access to Netflix, you can also do Hulu and Amazon (both instant video and Prime) on most of them. In addition... you can play blu-ray movies.

That saves you $130/yr and you can cut your cable, which would probably end up being tons more than that.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #37
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getting one of the new blu-ray players. Aside from providing access to Netflix, you can also do Hulu
I thought those only did Hulu Plus.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #38
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What I didn't like about PlayOn vs Plex (besides the difference in video quality) was that PlayOn had commercials that you couldn't fast forward through. And they were the same commercials over and over again. I won't be tempted by PlayOn (even with HD) until they change that.

Plex is still working great for us. We have decided to keep one Tivo Premiere (I already sold the other one) to record things live that you may not be able to get streaming. I'll be trying to get lifetime for $199 on that here pretty shortly, so we'll see if I am successful.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #39
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Can you access Hulu (not HuluPlus) with Plex? I havent found anything other than PlayOn that can assess the free Hulu.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #40
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What I didn't like about PlayOn vs Plex (besides the difference in video quality) was that PlayOn had commercials that you couldn't fast forward through. And they were the same commercials over and over again. I won't be tempted by PlayOn (even with HD) until they change that.
This is not a function of PlayOn but rather a function of the video feed (most likely Hulu). PlayOn does not insert commercials into the feed themselves but only streams what comes from the source.
That's one reason I stopped using Hulu as the source for 90% of what I watch via PlayOn.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #41
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Can you access Hulu (not HuluPlus) with Plex? I havent found anything other than PlayOn that can assess the free Hulu.
Not currently, but it was possible up until a few months ago. The app just no longer works and has been removed from the available channels list. I don't know if they are trying to fix it or not.

I paid for a lifetime license for PlayOn several years ago (before I found Plex), so if I need to, I can fire up my old pc to watch hulu on my tv.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #42
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I paid for a lifetime license for PlayOn several years ago (before I found Plex), so if I need to, I can fire up my old pc to watch hulu on my tv.
Ive got a lifetime PlayOn license as well. Have it running on an i7 desktop and have no problems with it. I just use the private PlayOn channel on the Roku3 and it works great.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #43
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PlayOn Airplays nicely on the ATV also. I haven't done it for a while but it worked well a few months ago.
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This is not a function of PlayOn but rather a function of the video feed (most likely Hulu). PlayOn does not insert commercials into the feed themselves but only streams what comes from the source.
That's one reason I stopped using Hulu as the source for 90% of what I watch via PlayOn.
Yeah, I know that is Hulu doing it, but the only reason I had PlayOn was for the Hulu content. Somehow, Plex is able to get me a feed from the network websites in HD that don't have any commercials. I was hoping PlayOn would be able to do the same with Hulu.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #45
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I haven't tested this yet for myself, but over on the getadtrap.com forums there's indications that AdTrap filters the commercials from the PlayOn viewing. If I get some free time I'm gonna give the playlater/playon stuff a test drive and see how they work. My AdTrap is installed inline so hopefully it'll get rid of any commercials.
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