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(Gizmodo)   Hulu is getting too popular again, so it's time for the networks to swoop in and make it terrible in any way they can. When will you hippies give up on this Internet TV fantasy and start watching TV the way ABC wants you to?   (gizmodo.com) divider line 177
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2012-08-20 10:37:13 AM
Hulu? Not melu - we reduced using it ever since they tried that stupid Hulu+ idea.
 
2012-08-20 10:43:42 AM
That reminds me, I've been meaning to cancel hulu for a while now.
 
2012-08-20 10:54:44 AM
I'm in Canada, so I've never experienced this "Hulu" of which you speak.
 
2012-08-20 10:57:51 AM
I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.
 
2012-08-20 11:05:33 AM

Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.


This. If I wanted to pay for commercials I'd watch cable.
 
2012-08-20 11:21:38 AM
When am I giving up on internet tv? Right now seems like a good idea. Only I'm not going to go out and buy a television set just to hook it up to cable. Nope. I'm going to torrent that shiat from now on.

Suck it, networks.
 
2012-08-20 11:22:25 AM

Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.


They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.
 
2012-08-20 01:55:06 PM
There are people using the internet to watch TV shows that AREN'T torrented?

Hulu is the worst streaming service around. Pay money, get commercials. Anyone who pays for Hulu is just stupid.
 
2012-08-20 01:55:37 PM

FishyFred: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.


And then the DVR was invented...
 
2012-08-20 01:56:16 PM
Why, so I can pay $60 per month for cable to watch two shows? Thanks but I'll go to Amazon Video
 
2012-08-20 01:56:35 PM
TV is becoming redundant.

And as the millenials slowly take over and the baby boom generation dies off, TV/cable TV will become as redundant as land line telephones.

Networks are realizing this and trying to stop it, but there is nothing they can do to stop progress. Their outdated 20th century business model is dying off as quickly as the baby boomers are.
 
2012-08-20 01:58:10 PM
The Hulu in Japan is a for-pay service, and it still has commercials.

No thanks.
 
2012-08-20 01:58:14 PM
If only there were an EZ way to get TV, DOT used the power of IT
 
2012-08-20 01:58:36 PM
People watch ABC?
 
2012-08-20 01:59:16 PM
I'm sad to admit that we subscribe to Hulu+. I'm not proud of it. Our TV has built in software for Netflix, hulu, and amazon prime. I pay for Netflix (streaming only) and my GF pays for Hulu. It's about an even trade. We split the cost of amazon prime (mostly for the non-video related perks).

That said, we actually watch a good amount of content from them. We will, of course, check the other convenient sources first. And if we're really settled on watching a whole series I'll generally just download it instead. But there is a lot of content on Hulu.

/My 2 cents.
 
2012-08-20 02:00:05 PM
I forgot hulu was even around. Stopped using them almost a year ago.
 
2012-08-20 02:00:23 PM
If I want to watch commercials, I'll watch them on Crackle via Roku for free!

/Jerry Seinfeld's new show is okayish
 
2012-08-20 02:00:57 PM

optimistic_cynic: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

This. If I wanted to pay for commercials I'd watch cable.


you'd pay 4 or 5 times more for cable which has 4 or 5 times the commercials? your nose better watch out...
 
2012-08-20 02:02:44 PM

Strategeryz0r: There are people using the internet to watch TV shows that AREN'T torrented?

Hulu is the worst streaming service around. Pay money, get commercials. Anyone who pays for Hulu is just stupid.


Thing is though, I wouldn't even mind the commercials so much, if they'd just:

1. Give me all the stuff via a streaming device (Roku, Apple TV) that you can get via browser
2. Not put the stupid "there for a week and then it's gone" restriction on stuff that has been broadcast

Hell, give me the same number of commercials you squeeze into broadcast if that's what it takes, and I'd be fine with it. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that. Hulu would be incredibly popular if the networks would let it, but I guess that's the point. They want it to be something that convinces you to watch TV on cable/broadcast.
 
2012-08-20 02:03:13 PM
I'm more than willing to pay extra for commercial-free, on demand entertainment. Hulu doesn't really satisfy either of those, since there's commercials and they delay new episodes.

Apparently the people who run Hulu think that internet users are one step away from ordering cable. In reality, we're one step away from BitTorrent.
 
2012-08-20 02:03:23 PM
My wife continues to waste over $900 a year so she can watch reruns of old TV series she already has on DVD.

Cunning plan and all that....
 
2012-08-20 02:04:46 PM
I understand that cable channels have deals with cable companies, so they may be locked in to some degree to excluding their content from the internet.

what I don't understand is when the publicly broadcast channels refuse to allow their content to be watched over the internet. I mean, their shiat is free if you have an antenna and digital converter (if necessary, I have an old tv, so it's necessary for me). now, I don't understand their reluctance to streaming the locally broadcast stuff over the internet. fine, keep the commercials, I don't care. I just want to be able to watch football without going through some crappy streaming site that inundates the computer with non-sense.
 
2012-08-20 02:04:48 PM

Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.


This, as the cool kids say.

Netflix is only $9.99 a month (if I remember right). You wont get yesterdays episodes, but then again I can wait if it means I wont damage my calm with commercials.
 
2012-08-20 02:04:58 PM

FishyFred: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.


Except that with cable TV you can fast forward thru the commercials, with Hulu you can't. Why would I pay to be forced to watch commercials? You may say "Well you aren't forced to". True, I could close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears and go "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU" but that gets a little annoying after a while. I will gladly keep paying for cable just for the "right" to be able to fast forward. If you're happy with that right being taken away from you, more power to you.
 
2012-08-20 02:08:16 PM
Networks love to shoot themselves in the foot. I am happy to pay a reasonable fee to view movies and television, or view reasonable adds (less than one minute in length) but when they pull stuff like this, I just go back to pirating everything.
 
2012-08-20 02:09:10 PM
FTA: • Fox wants to increase to four ads per commercial pod on Hulu.com.

One of the reasons I dumped cable and why I am watching less and less terrestrial programming is because they have too many commercials and I don't want a space-heater otherwise known as a PVR in my living room.

So if they do this, meh, fark Hulu. I'll just wait for the shows to come out on Netflix or Redbox.
 
2012-08-20 02:10:28 PM
Enough is enough, and I'm all for torrenting, but I'm an absolute, absolute n00b when it comes to such things.

Fellow farkers, what does one need in place for successful torrenting, hopefully without 'the man' getting in touch for your activities? My ex-roomie once got a nice letter in the mail for torrenting a recent movie, and that seriously turned me off.

However, blind rage and frustration with Hulu and Netflix has got me looking at torrenting again.

It this is the wrong forum/place to ask, hit me up through email?

-Znuh
 
2012-08-20 02:11:09 PM

PowerSlacker: People watch ABC?


This. Recently, our cable provider dropped it for 10 days, and I realized there is exactly one show I wanted to watch (which was in reruns, anyway, so I ended up not caring at all).
 
2012-08-20 02:12:27 PM
Got the wife setup with Sickbeard and she's happy. No more cable bullshiat. I don't watch any of it personally. I just sit outside and drink beer, staring at the trees. Much more entertaining.
 
2012-08-20 02:13:43 PM

Znuh: Enough is enough, and I'm all for torrenting, but I'm an absolute, absolute n00b when it comes to such things.

Fellow farkers, what does one need in place for successful torrenting, hopefully without 'the man' getting in touch for your activities? My ex-roomie once got a nice letter in the mail for torrenting a recent movie, and that seriously turned me off.

However, blind rage and frustration with Hulu and Netflix has got me looking at torrenting again.

It this is the wrong forum/place to ask, hit me up through email?

-Znuh


a torrent client is a good start
 
2012-08-20 02:13:56 PM

Walker: FishyFred: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.

Except that with cable TV you can fast forward thru the commercials, with Hulu you can't. Why would I pay to be forced to watch commercials? You may say "Well you aren't forced to". True, I could close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears and go "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU" but that gets a little annoying after a while. I will gladly keep paying for cable just for the "right" to be able to fast forward. If you're happy with that right being taken away from you, more power to you.


Don't you have to pay more for a DVR? And even then, you're having to fast forward, what a tedious game that is.

I'll just continue to torrent and use Netflix streaming, when that source of entertainment runs out, I have free online games to play(Cataan, Risk, Axis vs Allies etc...), old RTS games that I love to replay every couple of years, and thousands of e-books I haven't even begun to read. Not to mention I live in a state with enjoyable hiking opportunities, and I'm only 4 hours from the greatest white water in the United States. (Gauley river).
 
2012-08-20 02:14:12 PM
People still use Hulu? I figured everybody knew about 1channel and watchseries by now.
 
2012-08-20 02:14:17 PM
I think television executives are becoming more and more aware that people are becoming more and more willing to pay a little extra for no commercials and customized programming.

They may not like it but sooner or later they'll have to comply
 
2012-08-20 02:14:57 PM
I stopped acknowledging all shows that exist on Hulu if they don't exist on Netflix. I'm sick of the stupid commercials i can't block. Hulu can go rotate somewhere, I'll buy the Castle tv show dvd/blue-ray sets. Even if I'm way behind as a result.
 
2012-08-20 02:15:36 PM

Znuh: Enough is enough, and I'm all for torrenting, but I'm an absolute, absolute n00b when it comes to such things.
Fellow farkers, what does one need in place for successful torrenting, hopefully without 'the man' getting in touch for your activities? My ex-roomie once got a nice letter in the mail for torrenting a recent movie, and that seriously turned me off.
However, blind rage and frustration with Hulu and Netflix has got me looking at torrenting again.
It this is the wrong forum/place to ask, hit me up through email?


^This!

How does one get started in torrenting, O trusted Farkers?
 
2012-08-20 02:16:27 PM

MrEricSir: I'm more than willing to pay extra for commercial-free, on demand entertainment. Hulu doesn't really satisfy either of those, since there's commercials and they delay new episodes.

Apparently the people who run Hulu think that internet users are one step away from ordering cable. In reality, we're one step away from BitTorrent.


I think there is a growing populous that would gladly pay for that, except no-one wants to provide it, so they torrent. There is money to be made there, but there just isn't a critical mass at the moment.
le sigh.
 
2012-08-20 02:17:18 PM
Meh. Call me when I can pay for a commercial-free service. Seriously, Hulu... I'll pay for it. Double what you currently charge, even.

I don't want to pay for more content with more commercials. I'll pay for less content with no commercials if I have to, but when I pay for something, I expect it to be free from interruption. I no longer pay for TV programming because of commercials every 5 minutes and I won't pay for Hulu for the same reason.

I'll watch your commercials when I'm not paying for the programming.
 
2012-08-20 02:17:30 PM
MegaUpload is gone.
The Pirate Bay is more closely monitored than the Federal Reaserve.
P2P is a virus haven (and probably ran by an Evil-Sentient-AI-Construct)

There's only one solution... we have to hack the Internet satellites.

/Seriously, they're encryption is 64-bit. We could get through in, like, five minutes.
 
2012-08-20 02:17:45 PM

Goodfella: TV is becoming redundant.

And as the millenials slowly take over and the baby boom generation dies off, TV/cable TV will become as redundant as land line telephones.

Networks are realizing this and trying to stop it, but there is nothing they can do to stop progress. Their outdated 20th century business model is dying off as quickly as the baby boomers are.


Very much this. When that Sikh temple was shot up, I was visiting relatives, and didn't have easy access to a computer. It was so bizarre, relying on news networks to provide information. It was all I could do to keep myself from punching the TV, with those annoying talking heads repeating themselves over and over, just to fill air time. How anybody can tolerate that I'll never understand.
 
2012-08-20 02:18:23 PM

Walker: Except that with cable TV you can fast forward thru the commercials, with Hulu you can't.


provided you pay extra for DVR service.


/I can't live without my DVR but it's $$$ that some people may not want to spend.
 
2012-08-20 02:18:26 PM

Walker: FishyFred: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.

Except that with cable TV you can fast forward thru the commercials,.


Many of the networks on Comcast don't allow you to Fast Forward anymore.

farkers!
 
2012-08-20 02:22:43 PM
I don't watch TV. You all are sheep. Read some Chomsky, people. Jesus. I don't even watch TV.


/also, "I don't watch SNL anymore, it sucks ass" Guy. Who then gives a detailed recitation with sketch-specific examples from the last 10+ years of SNL of why he doesn't watch SNL anymore. Yeah. You don't watch SNL, which is why you compare / contrast Gay STefon's first 4 appearances with his most recent one on 4/14/12 with guest host Joe Blow and musical guest shiatty Band Signed to Label Owned by NBC's Parent Company and how each character Kristen Wiig was unduly derivative of Gilda Radner.
 
2012-08-20 02:23:23 PM
I have Hulu+ and use Amazon on Demand (plus I have Amazon Prime). Works for me, although I'd drop Hulu if they started pulling this authentication crap. I'm realizing I don't use Hulu+ that much anymore...

When you look at the monthly cost of cable and internet, dropping cable and just having broadband plus paying a la carte for new shows the day after it airs still works out to be less expensive.
 
2012-08-20 02:24:12 PM
Is Hulu ever not terrible? I used it 1-2 years ago, watched some TV show I missed. No big deal. Tried using it a few weeks ago. Their UI was horrible. I just want to watch a freaking decent show for free. Instead, you search for a show - nope, gotta pay for it. Search for free shows, and it shows all these great shows, like House. But wait, no you can't watch an episode for free, the search engine just flagged the free content, because there's some shiatty 'making of' or 'behind the scenes' or 'preview' or whatever the shiat for House.

So I keep searching. And instead you can watch some show that the UPN wouldn't even air. So fark Hulu. Not going to even try going back.

Also, fark Netflix. I can play netflix movies on my 360, or PS3, or torrent movies super fast. Try and watch a movie on my laptop? Sorry, they give an ultra generic error. Turns out the error was I don't have a fast enough network - the same god damned network I used for my 360
 
2012-08-20 02:25:12 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Znuh: Enough is enough, and I'm all for torrenting, but I'm an absolute, absolute n00b when it comes to such things.
Fellow farkers, what does one need in place for successful torrenting, hopefully without 'the man' getting in touch for your activities? My ex-roomie once got a nice letter in the mail for torrenting a recent movie, and that seriously turned me off.
However, blind rage and frustration with Hulu and Netflix has got me looking at torrenting again.
It this is the wrong forum/place to ask, hit me up through email?


^This!

How does one get started in torrenting, O trusted Farkers?


Rent a seedbox. I use whatbox.ca. I'm not going to go into more detail then that.
 
2012-08-20 02:25:29 PM

Headso: optimistic_cynic: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

This. If I wanted to pay for commercials I'd watch cable.

you'd pay 4 or 5 times more for cable which has 4 or 5 times the commercials? your nose better watch out...


The point, you missed it. There was a time when cable channels didn't have commercials.
 
2012-08-20 02:25:36 PM
Meh. Nothing against Hulu, and I have used it to watch a few shows that I could not normally watch on TV, but truth be told I would much rather watch a program a TV program on a TV. I like the bigger screen.
 
2012-08-20 02:25:58 PM

pute kisses like a man: I understand that cable channels have deals with cable companies, so they may be locked in to some degree to excluding their content from the internet.

what I don't understand is when the publicly broadcast channels refuse to allow their content to be watched over the internet. I mean, their shiat is free if you have an antenna and digital converter (if necessary, I have an old tv, so it's necessary for me). now, I don't understand their reluctance to streaming the locally broadcast stuff over the internet. fine, keep the commercials, I don't care. I just want to be able to watch football without going through some crappy streaming site that inundates the computer with non-sense.


Advertisers won't pay as much for online - that simple. If you offer it online, they think that people skip the comercials, and may not watch the show for days or weeks after it airs on TV, so any time-sensitive commercials are useless (like upcoming sales events)
 
2012-08-20 02:26:13 PM

strangeguitar: Walker: FishyFred: Walker: I did the free trial of Hulu+. Commercials every 5 minutes. How annoying. If you want me to pay $8 a month the sh*t better be commercial free like Netflix or Amazon. Stop double dipping you greedy bastards.

They said similar things about cable TV once upon a time. It is inevitable.

ESPN was the first to pull off dual revenue streams. Now everybody does it.

Except that with cable TV you can fast forward thru the commercials,.

Many of the networks on Comcast don't allow you to Fast Forward anymore.

farkers!


How fdo they stop you from sfast forwarding a DVR?
 
2012-08-20 02:27:14 PM

strangeguitar:
Many of the networks on Comcast don't allow you to Fast Forward anymore.

farkers!


With OnDemand shows that is often true, but I've never had issues fast forwarding recordings from the DVR.
 
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