Star Trek Discovery watching strategy

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  1. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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    Too late for this month, but I wouldn't do yearly anyway.
     
  2. mostman

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    I had finally committed to paying and had gone through the process of tricking my brain that it was ok. So I fire up the Apple TV, click purchase, and they ask for a bunch of personal information, including my home address.

    Nope.

    This entire thing is about 3 steps too far. If they are trying to test how many steps people will take for digital, maybe they should test one at a time.
     
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  3. aaronwt

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    Don't they need your billing address for your credit card for payment? That is standard when making a payment anywhere. I do that pretty much every day. Every online credit card payment needs my address included with the credit card I use. Amazon, Netflix, BestBuy, Target etc.. They all need my address.
     
  4. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    If he's signing up via his AppleTV, then Apple has all of his billing info. He shouldn't have to provide it again. (e.g. I subscribe to HBO via Amazon Channels; HBO didn't need any additional info upon subscription)

    I wish Amazon Channels *did* provide CBS as a channel option.
     
  5. Beryl

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    Hoping Netflix will air it in the USA once the season is done.

    I can’t bring myself to pay CBS for it. I already have for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu+, cable (bundled with HBO) and see value with them all. CBS ticks me off with this move as well as not enabling cable subscribers to watch their content onDemand. The latter is especially bad since their scheduled content is often interrupted and postponed due to sports events.
     
  6. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    There's no chance of this happening (assuming you mean right after the season is done and not, like, 20 years from now).
     
  7. JYoung

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    Pretty any TV you buy these days will be a "Smart TV".
    The question is, what services will it support?

    The problem I see with Smart TVs is that a good percentage of them run a proprietary operating system, which is a support problem for service providers and their programmers.

    And in fact, buying a Smart TV doesn't guarantee that that it will have CBS All Access on it.
    A friend has been complaining his new 4k Smart TV (an LG, I think) doesn't have CBS All Access on it and he rigged up a laptop to watch their content.

    If one prefers to rely solely on the Smart TV (as opposed to using a Set top box), I would recommend that they buy a TV that uses Roku or Android as their OS.
     
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  8. MikeekiM

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    CBS will want to monetize it after it airs and everyone who "had to see it" has seen it...

    They'll likely send it to blu-ray and dvd a few months to a year later is my guess...
     
  9. dthmj

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    We are planning on getting another Samsung with the Android OS.
     
  10. whitson77

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    My plan is wait until they all air. Get All Access for one month, binge them all cancel. I believe I can get a free 7 day trial. So the hope is, I can just use that and pay nothing out of pocket. That's how I watched the last season of GoT
     
  11. gweempose

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    This may very well be the best solution if you want to avoid paying for the show. The problem is that if everyone uses this strategy, there will be no season 2.
     
  12. Mikeguy

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    (1) Not everyone will be using this strategy. (2) From postings here, my understanding has been that the series already had covered its costs, through distribution deals, before the 1st episode had even aired. (Now, whether this is true or not . . . .)
     
  13. gweempose

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    I was just pointing out a possible conundrum. I think people are absolutely justified in not wanting to pay for the show. It's sort of a catch-22, though. If enough people attempt to watch the show for free, it could end up leading to the show's demise.
     
  14. lambertman

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    From what I've read, costs are running $8-8.5 million per ep and the Netflix worldwide deal is paying them $7 million per ep. They're hopeful that CBSAA signups will make that deficit up.
     
  15. TAsunder

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    I don't actually care to watch any other shows, but not having the back catalog available for people paying a premium is inexcusable to me.
     
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  16. osu1991

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    They're getting money from SPACE for the Canadian broadcasts too. If they are short, it shouldn't be by much
     
  17. aaronwt

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    And even worse, the subscription with the free week has commercials. No way would I want to sit through those.
     
  18. allan

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    Ugh! That lets that out.
     
  19. Sparky1234

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    OK, you have to watch the 3rd episode before it starts to be good. Let's hope it continues to improve after the very poor start.
     
  20. BrettStah

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    It's been good since episode 1, imho.
     

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