Do you Love to Hate Hulu? - Page 2 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #31 of 37 Old 09-28-2010, 12:12 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Raistlin_HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buffalo, NY area
Posts: 2,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Ah, I see what you're getting at. I thought by investors you were referring to the event of an IPO.

It's an interesting idea. But realistically I can't see them divorcing the studios too much. Hulu is a content distributor, so if they do something to harm the production of said content, they are hurting the only 'product' they supply.

I would think how shows are produced would need to dramatically change. That may well happen, but I would think it would be reactionary, not proactive. If the broadcasters didn't actually own many of the studios, things would be much easier.
Raistlin_HT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 37 Old 09-28-2010, 12:55 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
rogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Sequoia, CA
Posts: 30,062
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 382
Hulu Plus is a tad confounding at the moment. Basically you pay $10/month for the right to watch Hulu on things that are not PCs. And if you can use a PC, you can get Hulu for free. Yes, Plus has more content, but the vast majority of Plus users aren't paying $10 for the extra stuff, they are paying for the ability to use it without a PC (iPad, PS3, whatever).

Now, Plus is immature and Hulu might find new ways to drive the PC crowd to Plus. 1) They could go license more content, even bad content, like Netflix. 2) They could reduce what's on the free version. 3) They could make Plus cheaper. It's hard to reconcile the pricing of Netflix and Hulu Plus right now. Netflix may have less recent TV (well, it does and it's almost infinitely less recent TV) but it has much more older films, a lot of older TV, and the content library seems to grow weekly. Oh, and Netflix sends you up to ~5 DVDs a month for that price too (including the back and forth travel time). Finally, it's cheaper than Hulu Plus.

The reason why Hulu hates the Boxee Box-type solutions is that otherwise, those people might pay $10. They hate PlayOn too (so do I, and I bought it) because it does the same. PlayOn is effectively impossible to stop so long as free Hulu runs on web browsers. It's such a kludge that no one really cares.

If the Boxee Box is as niche-y as I expect, it should run Hulu without too much grief. If the Boxee goes mainstream -- which I doubt -- they will probably intentionally stop supporting Hulu regular and make the deal to run Plus. In fact, they are probably negotiating right now with Hulu and reminding Hulu, "Well, our buyers want the free one and you really can't stop us since we can look exactly like a PC, good luck detecting that, yada yada." How this turns out, I don't know.

For me, regular Hulu does the job and so I hack it with PlayOn. Come early next year, I'll probably buy a Zacate-based HTPC since I see that as much more future proof than one can buy in a quiet, low-power system right now. But I have a Boxee on pre-order and am cautiously optimistic it will do everything I want/need -- for Hulu and otherwise.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.
rogo is offline  
post #33 of 37 Old 09-28-2010, 01:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Brajesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Metro Atlanta
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked: 41
I'd pay $10/month for a proper Hulu app on the Boxee Box provided there was more content on Hulu Plus... full Food Network episodes for my wife, full Disney channel episodes for my kids, etc.

HD Media Keen Videosaurus
Brajesh is offline  
post #34 of 37 Old 09-28-2010, 01:15 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Raistlin_HT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buffalo, NY area
Posts: 2,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Raistlin_HT is offline  
post #35 of 37 Old 01-12-2013, 08:51 PM
Member
 
See The Light's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
The beginning of the end for Hulu?
January 8, 2013: 7:04 AM ET

The video streaming service is losing its charismatic CEO at a spectacularly bad time.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/01/08/hulu/

Cable Choice is the only choice I want to make !!
See The Light is offline  
post #36 of 37 Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
etrin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
say what you will but plus was a BIG ripoff, Less content than the free version and you get to pay for it....WHAT A DEAL

I say was because after the 30 day free trial I was OUT
I can't remember the series that you could see free on HULU and plus had a box telling me I needed to buy it on blu ray.
etrin is offline  
post #37 of 37 Old 01-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Advanced Member
 
xcrunner529's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Plus does get you HD, though...
xcrunner529 is offline  
Reply Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off