JCC The Cable, huluplus, netflix discussion thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by beezel26, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. heels1785 Community & Prequel Trilogy Manager

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    Netflix officially out against the Comcast-TWC merger today, some great work being done by Senator Franken to stop this crap from going through.
  2. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Anymore remember when he was a mobile satellite dish:

    [IMG] ?
  3. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Yet you get bent out of shape when your roommate steals your coffee.
  4. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    IIRC I got bent out of shape by my roommate admitting to not knowing that sex without protection causes pregnancy, then allowing his pregnant girlfriend to drink until she miscarriaged. But nice try you good doobie.
  5. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Nah you got bent out of shape about the coffee stealing too.

    It's OK.
  6. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    I also remember hearing you talk about the coffee thing.
  7. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  8. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, I remember something about fancy pants coffee being stolen.
  9. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    That was the original topic of the thread, which was hilarious in that every single time she updated it with a new complaint, there was a tide of a half dozen new posters who gave their opinion on the coffee situation because they read the OP and skipped everything else.
  10. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  11. harpua Chosen One

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    Stealing cable, downloads, internet, whatever isn't on the same level as stealing somebody's coffee, though. Coffee is personal property... the other crap isn't.
  12. LostOnHoth Chosen One

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    Especially fancy pants coffee.
  13. harpua Chosen One

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  14. tom Chosen One

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    i don't think a half dozen can really be considered a tide.
    harpua likes this.
  15. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  16. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    My household enjoys DirecTV with tons of HD channels, two HDDVRs (they gave me a second one free for continuing my contract) and whole home access to both DVRs, HBO, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.

    Honestly, we use Netflix for little more than rewatching old shows (Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, etc) and haven't touched Hulu in years. I think the wife just keeps procrastinating cancelling Hulu.

    During my first contract year with DirecTV, I was paying roughly $50-60/month (whole home HDDVR, 2 extra HD boxes, tons of HD channels). I'm now into my third year and that bill is now about $110/month (2 HDDVRs, whole home DVR access, one extra HD box, and HBO). It may seem like a lot (especially if you add in our high speed internet) but it's still a lot cheaper than Time Warner was charging for a lot less service ($160/month with internet, one HDDVR confined to a single room, one HD box, one regular box, and a lot less HD Channels). Plus DirecTV runs faster and includes many apps (like Pandora and YouTube) on each TV.
  17. harpua Chosen One

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    I did a hulu trial. I used it once, and didn't really like it. I watch netflix all the time, though.
  18. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    So you're necrobaiting me about a silly irrelevant post from months ago because you were the butt of all jokes 5+ years ago on here and I trolled/edited/warned you with unquestionable power when I modded? If it makes you feel better about having your milk money stolen by the big bullies from years ago, then yes, I'm butthurt about whatever it is you want me to be. Whatever makes you let it go and move on.
  19. harpua Chosen One

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    necrobaiting sounds totally dirty.
  20. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Perhaps you aren't familiar with what the traffic on these forums looks like anymore.
  21. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    That is the funniest **** ever.
  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I don't understand why Netflix seems to think it's perfectly ok to have Adam Sandler movies to livestream. Uh uh, I don't think so.
  23. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    I recently bought chromecast. Love the thing. Sends information faster then my smart tv can pick it up on wireless. I find huluplus a little slow with my smart tv but faster from my chromecast. For this reason I am thinking of buying a small compatible tablet or itouch just so I can use it as remote and be able to use my laptop for work and games.
  24. heels1785 Community & Prequel Trilogy Manager

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    Beez, I'm glad yours is working and that you're enjoying it. My chromecast started out working perfectly a few months ago, although I didn't really know what I was getting into (thought it was like a Roku box - my mistake) - now, after having a new router installed it's essentially worthless. Not at all on Google, but yet another reason to stay away from Comcast XFinity as if your life depends on it.
  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    My house backs up to woods, which I love, but my neighbor and I were both told that we couldn't get satellite because the trees would interfere with reception.

    I've got two Rokus now (one in my living room and one in my bedroom) and they pick up Hulu much better than my slow-processing TV did. I watch the Daily Show and Colbert via Hulu pretty much every day. I also like that Hulu puts shows on within a day or two instead of at the end of the season like Netflix does.

    I still like Netflix streaming but it's been worth paying for both for me, especially now.