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04-30-2012, 05:37 AM #21
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04-30-2012, 10:57 AM #24
No, we wouldn't pay $20 per month per channel. The price should probably be between $2-$3 per channel per month, especially given the amount of advertising on these channels. And that is on the high end, for the best of the best, Disney Channel, HBO, Cinemax, etc.
Channels that are watched less frequently should probably be $0.99 or less per month. The reality is that cable charges too much for a lot of junk that you don't want.
Better still, if these options were on Hulu or Netflix, then I would be fine with that and I could watch on my schedule, not theirs. Some of them already are, but it would be nice to have more of them.
If I were to get cable, etc. all that I would want from it is: History Channel, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV and Animal Planet. The rest that I want can already be obtained on Roku, Hulu Plus, Netflix and/or Over the Air Television with nothing more than a pair of rabbit ears.
If I combine my Hulu Plus and Netflix subscriptions, my T.V. costs us about $15 per month. The cheapest Cable/Satellite solution here runs about $50 per month. For those keeping up, that means a savings of about $420 per year.
04-30-2012, 12:54 PM #25
I too would only pay for the very few channels I watch. History Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TLC, Comedy Central, and to a less extent, Speed TV aka NASCRAP TV, but only for Formula1 and MotoGP. In fact, I would rather have a dedicated channel/app from FIA/FIM for F1 and MotoGP.
Just about everything else on TV is crap. I don't watch any "reality" shows, and I LOATHE MTV for starting it all! Right now, I don't pay for cable, and haven't done so in a long while. It's just not worth it. Any tv shows that I miss/want to watch, I'll just go to Hulu, Youtube, or just download torrents.
04-30-2012, 01:05 PM #26