Hulu Plus WHEN???

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by MikeSp, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Yep, I think it's absolutely whacked that the pay service offers you LESS than the free service.
     
  2. jrfuda

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    When I finally had the chance to look at Hulu on my Rokus I was disapointed. There were shows in my queue that I know for sure were available for TV on Monday that no longer were available for TV this morning. I too use Hulu almost exclusively for SyFy shows (since I'm OTA only) with a few shows from DIY/HGTV/Food as well, and the only show that was available for TV from my big honk'n list of subs was Eureka. Most of the NBC shows were available, but I get them OTA already.

    Right now I do most of my TV viewing OTA, the kids get most of their shows via Netflix, and I have several hours of podcasts pushed to my boxes each week (mostly the CNet offerings). I'm really counting on Hulu to eventually fill in the gaps, once they get their licensing worked out and, of course, get the TiVo app. Even with my Netflix, Hulu, Tivo Lifetime subs and the upfront cost of the equipment, I'm about breaking even with what I'd of paid if I would of kept my Dish sub after 2.5 years (If you factor in the cost of removing the 100+ year old Oak I would have had to remove to get LOS to the southern sky, break even would be more like 2 years).

    Anyway, Hulu needs to get their act together if they want to be competitive, dropping the price $2 doesn't help - we need access to more shows on every platform.
     
  3. Unseen Llama

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    Never really understood why Hulu Plus integration with Tivo is a big deal. To me, it's either you have a Tivo or you use a Hulu Plus / Netflix combo. We just recently cancelled cable and are going with the later. Sorry to see our Tivo go, but on demand shows without having to pay a $130/year Tivo guide fee + cable fee is a better deal.
     
  4. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Why does the TiVo have to go? Don't you want to record OTA content?
     
  5. Mike-Mike

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    i am not that poster, but i have a similar concern... most of Hulu is current season, and most of that is saved on my TiVo.... i was pretty excited to get it for Roku, but i installed it last night and I didn't watch anything, all the shows I wanted were either already on my TiVo or on Netflix....

    but, I'm not a Hulu basher, I have hopes it will improve...
     
  6. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I just didn't understand the connection of dropping cable and having to get rid of the TiVo. :confused:

    While most people use it as such, TiVo is not strictly a "cable box".

    I dropped cable (television) over a year ago, and getting rid of any of my TiVos never once crossed my mind. But then again, all of my TiVos have PLS (or will have, once my last annual commitment expires).
     
  7. Unseen Llama

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    OTA is a possibilty as we live close enough to the broadcast towers. Does get dicey during storms though. In the end, we are just looking at how to best spend our money. Tivo has been great over the past years that we've had it. Even when I've tried to build an HTPC, we've always come back to Tivo because of the simplicity. But with most of the content we watch, we can get thru streaming or purchasing and still be paying less per year.
     
  8. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Yep, I found dropping cable (television) saves me $1,049.88 annually. That annual savings can pay for a little over 9 years of Netflix for me! But I am enjoying OTA + Netflix + an occasional Amazon/Blockbuster purchase. At this point though, I don't see it worth it to me with going to OTA + Hulu Plus + Netflix, considering the current content available with Hulu Plus. But Hulu Plus + Netflix sounds like a good fit for you.
     
  9. Mike-Mike

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    I would drop Hulu before dropping TiVo, especially since my TiVo is lifetime, I would never need to drop it
     
  10. shwru980r

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    Tivo is vital for OTA, because the programming is limited and you need the power of season passes and wish list searches to insure you don't miss a show.
     
  11. meanmamaj

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    Finally an answer to "when" Hulu Plus will be available

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    I received the following from a Tivo Customer support representative this afternoon after contacting them regarding a post I had seen saying that Tivo, would not, in fact, be getting hulu plus.......

    "Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support.

    That is not true. TiVo Premiere and Premiere XL units will be recieving Hulu Plus sometime in the next two weeks. The reason for the delay up to this point was the release of the 14.7 software update for TiVo systems. This has since come out and now the TiVo units are ready for the release of Hulu Plus."
     
  12. shorties

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    Finally!!! After that video leaked a week or two ago I knew it was coming soon. My iPhone is the only thing I own that supports HULU plus, finally I can get it on my tv, this is probably going to effect the way I resolve conflicts when more than two things I watch is on at the same time.
     
  13. aadam101

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  14. shorties

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    Actually the article is implying that abc and fox are considering pulling some content from Hulu that is free of charge, so it seems like they wont be pulling the content from the paid portion of hulu which is Hulu plus.
     
  15. joejet

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    I got 3 months free of Hulu Plus on my Sony Media Player (which i picked up for netflix streaming in a room i dont have a TIVO) and its absolutely horrible.

    I hope its just the player and the TIVO version will be better.. but the commercials actually start to buffer up AFTER the main video stops!... so its Family guy <stop..buffering> commercial <stop..buffering> commercial <stop..buffering> family guy (repeat 3 times in a 30 min episode.

    On top of that, if you want to rewind, you have to go through the buffered commercials AGAIN to get back to where you left off since you can only fast forward through the show. Pathetic.
     
  16. thyname

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    I have Netflix. Why would one pay for Hulu Plus when Netflix is available with much more content??
     
  17. morac

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    I can't think of any reason currently. If most Hulu content becomes pay only, Hulu removes the commercials and allows all videos to be played on devices (as opposed to web only) it might be more useful.

    My prediction is that Hulu will implode within a few years.
     
  18. Philmatic

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    Netflix only has previous seasons of shows that have been released on DVD
     
  19. caddyroger

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    Netflix does not have the shows that Hulu does.
     
  20. morac

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    And vice-versa.
     

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