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Ugh, no. What I wish is that CBS would join Hulu, where the other networks already do this, for one low price. (Granted, it's not available for all shows. I guess it depends who owns the rights.)
But last year, at least a bunch of CBS aired shows WERE on Hulu.... and it seems like the movement is towards even MORE separate channels/subscriptions. (e.g. isn't Disney also making their own?)
 

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I get CBS shows on Hulu, but maybe that's because I have their live tv too? But, I get more, without commercials, on All Access.
You know that Hulu has a no-commercials option, right? It doesn't apply to Live TV, of course. But I've watched, e.g., multiple NBC shows that way.
 

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You know that Hulu has a no-commercials option, right? It doesn't apply to Live TV, of course. But I've watched, e.g., multiple NBC shows that way.
Yes, I have the No Commercials version, as well as the upgraded cloud dvr, which essentially works like a TiVo. It allows me to ff/rew through The recorded shows.

But, I think that All Access has a better arrangement of the CBS shows I watch, with more episodes available and it seems like the no commercials versions are available sooner on A A than on Hulu, after the "live" broadcast.

I'd have to do some research to see for sure, but it feels that way.
 

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I switched my subscription to be through Amazon. What a difference in sound. Back to 5.1! And they have more complete back catalogs (checked only BBT and YS as exampled and both are complete). And the transport controls and better - on the CBS app you can't see what you are FF through (if you want to skip the credits, for example).

Question for Star Trek fans - I have never watched any of the shows but thought I'd give the CBS original one a try (heck, I'm paying for it :D).

I know a few things from pop culture about Star Trek in general - it's a couple of hundred years in the future, Spock is a Vulcan which is another planet but he's a good guy (all logic, no emotion (like Sheldon from the early seasons lol)) and Kingons are the enemy with their own language. I am not sure why they are traveling around in space although I assume it would either become clear or not something to worry about.

Based on this do you think any enjoyment of the newest one would be lost if I jumped right in without having seen the other iterations? Watched just a few minutes and it seems like the production values are high (at least audio-visually).
 

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I switched my subscription to be through Amazon. What a difference in sound. Back to 5.1! And they have more complete back catalogs (checked only BBT and YS as exampled and both are complete). And the transport controls and better - on the CBS app you can't see what you are FF through (if you want to skip the credits, for example).

Question for Star Trek fans - I have never watched any of the shows but thought I'd give the CBS original one a try (heck, I'm paying for it :D).

I know a few things from pop culture about Star Trek in general - it's a couple of hundred years in the future, Spock is a Vulcan which is another planet but he's a good guy (all logic, no emotion (like Sheldon from the early seasons lol)) and Kingons are the enemy with their own language. I am not sure why they are traveling around in space although I assume it would either become clear or not something to worry about.

Based on this do you think any enjoyment of the newest one would be lost if I jumped right in without having seen the other iterations? Watched just a few minutes and it seems like the production values are high (at least audio-visually).
Agreed the New Star Trek is interesting BUT not worth the all access price ($$$) tag.
 

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Everything you need to know about Star Trek is explained in the opening credits...

Space
The final frontier
These are the voyages of the starship, Enterprise
Its five year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life and new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before
<operatic solo>

:D
 

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I just looked and realized that I only watch 30 minutes of CBS a week with their current programming. That, plus the knowledge that they don't have all season of current or past shows, means I see very little reason to sign up.
 

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Based on this do you think any enjoyment of the newest one would be lost if I jumped right in without having seen the other iterations?
Hmm... I think you'd get more out of it if you'd seen The Original Series first. The other shows/movies, you probably don't need to see before Discovery (although there are references). It's set about a decade before TOS, and reboots some stuff while preserving other things.
 

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As found over on Blu-ray.com, 3 months of CBS All Access free/trial service are possible for new customers...

edit: WARNING: At least one person has reported only being offered 50% off" for 2 additional months on attempting to cancel their subscription. YMMV.

  1. Sign-up: Using the following link, sign-up for the Commercial-Free plan using code VerizonUpCBS

    Stream Live NFL Games, TV Shows, News, On-Demand - CBS All Access
  2. Feign Cancellation: Shortly after signing-up, attempt to cancel service, via: Account > Cancel Subscription. They should offer 2 additional free months.

    You should be able to confirm your next (first!) billing date via the Account page:

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NOTE: Just be sure to actually cancel the subscription before your card is charged.
 

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As found over on Blu-ray.com, 3 months of CBS All Access free/trial service are possible for new customers...
  1. Sign-up: Using the following link, sign-up for the Commercial-Free plan using code VerizonUpCBS

    Stream Live NFL Games, TV Shows, News, On-Demand - CBS All Access
  2. Feign Cancellation: Shortly after signing-up, attempt to cancel service, via: Account > Cancel Subscription. They should offer 2 additional free months.

    You should be able to confirm your next (first!) billing date via the Account page:

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NOTE: Just be sure to actually cancel the subscription before your card is charged.
Thanks for this. They constantly have promos so it seems like you can get lots of free months and then cancel to just get more months not long afterwards. I just signed up. Unfortunately when I cancel, it now offers me 50% off 2 months (not 2 additional free months). Essentially this is 1 free month or 3 months for $10 though, so not bad. I'm guessing it's because I have subscribed in the past.
 

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I still don't feel compelled to subscribe. Maybe if they offered a free year
A year is much more than I'd need. I'd planned on waiting to do a 1-week or 1-month free trial after the end of Discovery S2 and Twilight Zone, but figured I might as well jump on this. The 3 months should allow access to most of both shows; looks like it'll leave a couple Zone episodes on the table, but fingers crossed it'll get all of Discovery.

I just signed up. Unfortunately when I cancel, it now offers me 50% off 2 months (not 2 additional free months).
Did you use either the above link or the 'VerizonUpCBS' code when you signed-up?
 

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A year is much more than I'd need. I'd planned on waiting to do a 1-week or 1-month free trial after the end of Discovery S2 and Twilight Zone, but figured I might as well jump on this. The 3 months should allow access to most of both shows; looks like it'll leave a couple Zone episodes on the table, but fingers crossed it'll get all of Discovery.

Did you use either the above link or the 'VerizonUpCBS' code when you signed-up?
Both
 
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