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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    No, you have to pay extra for those.
    I just checked. It's basically the same cost. It's just the convenience of not having to fill out a new form

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    If they had an HBO/Netflix combination for $20 per month, free legacy downloads and reasonable fee for latest release series and movies ( not included in their charter) all within one convenient download package I'd bite

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost in melb. View Post
    Are these all included within the one Prime membership? If so that's not a bad deal
    No, like Lance said, they each cost extra. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, but I also pay for an HBO subscription @ $14.99/month through Amazon Prime. Pony's just stating that you can get a majority of your pay subscriptions in one place instead of having to go to a bunch of different websites to get what you want.

    And I'm like you, I don't subscribe to everything that has what I want to see because frankly, I might watch one show on a network, period, and it's not worth it to me to pay for a mess of shit I'm not gonna watch. So I download the odd show here and there if I really want to see it. Although lately, I've been leaning towards Muddy's point of view and seriously considering getting rid of all of it. I've always been happier with reading books in the first place.

    However, I am a big Star Wars and comic book geek, so Disney+ is kind of a no brainer for me. I just haven't brought myself to subscribing to it yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lost in melb. View Post
    If they had an HBO/Netflix combination for $20 per month, free legacy downloads and reasonable fee for latest release series and movies ( not included in their charter) all within one convenient download package I'd bite
    That would be nice, but greed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    That would be nice, but greed...
    Yeah, take your point. I usually Binge watch a series, then have breaks for fresh air. Too tempting to keep going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    No, like Lance said, they each cost extra. I have Netflix and Amazon Prime, but I also pay for an HBO subscription @ $14.99/month through Amazon Prime. Pony's just stating that you can get a majority of your pay subscriptions in one place instead of having to go to a bunch of different websites to get what you want.

    And I'm like you, I don't subscribe to everything that has what I want to see because frankly, I might watch one show on a network, period, and it's not worth it to me to pay for a mess of shit I'm not gonna watch. So I download the odd show here and there if I really want to see it. Although lately, I've been leaning towards Muddy's point of view and seriously considering getting rid of all of it. I've always been happier with reading books in the first place.

    However, I am a big Star Wars and comic book geek, so Disney+ is kind of a no brainer for me. I just haven't brought myself to subscribing to it yet.
    I feel an ethical obligation to pay for a decent show. But they make it really hard sometimes. For example Game of Thrones was only available in Australia by one provider (Foxtel) with shitty resolution. Plus there was a time delay. We always get releases after the US and they expect people to wait... Then they bitch about pirating when people don't.

    IMO the whole borders and timezone thing is totally 20th Century. It's got to go ( at least with digital media)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost in melb. View Post
    Yeah, take your point. I usually Binge watch a series, then have breaks for fresh air. Too tempting to keep going...
    I'm not much for binging. I'll do it, but after I'm done binging a show, I don't want to watch anything for a while. If I stick to the episode per week format, then I'm all good. There's only so much junk I can take in one sitting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lost in melb. View Post
    I feel an ethical obligation to pay for a decent show. But they make it really hard sometimes. For example Game of Thrones was only available in Australia by one provider (Foxtel) with shitty resolution. Plus there was a time delay. We always get releases after the US and they expect people to wait... Then they bitch about pirating when people don't.

    IMO the whole borders and timezone thing is totally 20th Century. It's got to go ( at least with digital media)
    That's funny, because I hear the same thing here with respect to British shows. I know a bunch of people that want to watch things like A Discovery of Witches (BBC or Sky One, I can't remember which), but it's released in Britain on a certain date, but then we have to wait a few months to get it here, then there's no advertising for it and they air it at a ridiculous time slot that nobody can stay up for. So these people are waiting months for a British tv show, not sure if it's actually going to air here in the states, and when it does, they miss it. Then they're calling me to find a source online for it so they can download it.

    I've thought about the time zone and release difference too, and every time I've come across it while reading release dates and times for things I want to see, I always think "if they're releasing a show/season/episode at a particular date and time on a streaming service here in the US, then why don't they just release it at the same time for the rest of the world?" It doesn't make any sense.


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    And the worst part of this whole waiting to release things in certain regions is staying away from spoilers that will ruin the show for you. It's not like the old days where you could avoid things in the media, between the 24 cable and online news cycles and social media, it's virtually impossible to avoid things anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh One Who Knocks View Post
    And the worst part of this whole waiting to release things in certain regions is staying away from spoilers that will ruin the show for you. It's not like the old days where you could avoid things in the media, between the 24 cable and online news cycles and social media, it's virtually impossible to avoid things anymore.
    I like seeing movie plots unfold on the side of my drink cups from fast food joints..

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