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post #121 of 132
I doubt that Hulu is making enough off their advertising to cover 100% of the cost of the service AND the creation of new content, which is essential if they are going to mature into a viable replacement for cable. Right now it is more of a testbed for a service.

Personally if they had a paid service, with enough content that I wanted to watch, and they had a plug-in for my AppleTV then I would gladly pay a small fee for it with the commercials in place. That is what I do now with my cable since most of the content is filled with commercials. The question is at what price would it be able to succeed as a subscription service and how much current content would they need, and more importantly as it expands do I have the option to buy a smaller percentage of the content for a lower price or does the price expand as they add in more and more channels and services?
post #122 of 132
Once again, expect Hulu to compete with iTunes:

They will continue to offer ad-supported, streaming video, but you will have an account and will purchase "season pass subscriptions" as you can in iTunes, but for half the cost.

A typical season pass in iTunes goes for $24.99-$54.99

The New Hulu will charge $12-$24 for a show's season, and you'll be able to stream those shows only, whenever you want from any device, ads-included.

Speculate all you want but mark my words.
post #123 of 132
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Hulu for free on a laptop/desktop or pay for it on the iPad? I think I'll stick with free.

Absolutely! I agree 100%.
post #124 of 132
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Originally Posted by iGenius View Post

This is yet another blow to iSteve's lie that the 'Pad is the best way to experience the 'web.

Well he said best, not cheapest.
post #125 of 132
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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

Let the AI elitists and their so-called "ignore" list have their own chat while we with common sense have ours.

now that funny coming from you
post #126 of 132
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Originally Posted by Woohoo! View Post

Because you said to me:

Sorry but that was still no reason to get all rude and offensive.
You may not have quite liked what I wrote but no way it could have been taken as a "personal attack", unlike your repsonse which definitely was and could not be taken any other way.
Grow up. If you wanna respond, just respond. No need to be an ass.

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post #127 of 132
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so let me get this straight...


RIGHT NOW I can go to Hulu's website and watch limited TV content for FREE on my laptop.

Yet, if I buy an iPad for the convenience that APPLE (not hulu) has afforded me, I have to PAY to view the very SAME limited TV content?????!!!!!?????

Can somebody say STUPID IDEA...

And don't start talking about "ads"

no one cares when they are there on your regular television. And nobody cares when they are watching Hulu right now FOR FREE.

Perhaps if a major cable company made ALL of their (and their subcontractors') content available on all devices and got rid of all ads, then perhaps people might live with a small fee.

However, for a free service to all of a sudden cost money not because of what they have done, but what APPLE has done is ridiculous. No one will buy it save a few suckers who got taken early.

On the iPad, content that is currently free should remain free. You should not have to take a hit just because you want to use a tablet instead of a laptop.

And if Jobs wants to kill Flash just so he can create a community of dollars for his company and their partners, well that is a shame. MS did that and it worked for a decade and a half until a competitor wised up and actually catered to the people rather than themselves. If Apple goes that route, it may not even be 10 years before another company comes up to teach them the same lesson.

the iPad should ENABLE people to interact with content at a more convenient level, not RESTRICT to a limited format and then bleed their wallets.

Sorry, just sounds like a bunch of junk. If that is the case, no iPad for me.

the hulu content would be upgraded
and hulu will be bought out soon enough..
your whole loud rant is mis guided
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post #128 of 132
They're welcome to switch Hulu to a paid-for model... and watch piracy rates on their shows go back up.
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They're welcome to switch Hulu to a paid-for model... and watch piracy rates on their shows go back up.

Piracy rates could go up, but so could their revenue from Hulu. Are you really a valued customer if you aren't willing to pay for something at all? Piracy and loss of sales aren't as tightly linked as people seem to think.
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post #130 of 132
Honestly, Boxee for iPad would be MUCH more compelling than Hulu, because people don't want to be spending $ all the time with everything they want to watch and do... Boxee also has a lot of interesting indie content, and of course Hulu has no ability to pull in custom sources or your own content...
post #131 of 132
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Originally Posted by cmf2 View Post

Piracy rates could go up, but so could their revenue from Hulu. Are you really a valued customer if you aren't willing to pay for something at all? Piracy and loss of sales aren't as tightly linked as people seem to think.

No, but in its free form, they're at least showing ads to people who won't pay. OTA network TV is at least partly ad-supported, too, and it's free, so there must be some revenue to be made that way.
post #132 of 132
Hulu is okay in regard to TV but it is not so great with movies - multiple listings of the same movies in the same section, same exact set of movies in the "recently added" and "popular" sections, and 95% of the movies are just terrible!
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