Originally Posted by Taperwood
Really nice article. Thanks. My issue with the whole Hulu problem is that I can't get Hulu on my Roku or my BD player but I can get Hulu Plus. In my opinion, the owners blew it when they did not carry all Hulu content on Hulu Plus.
I would have gladly paid the $7.99 or whatever if I could have gotten ALL the content on Hulu Plus. I would have even tolerated some ads but would also prefer a more expensive option to not see them. I think a lot of other people feel the same way. What were they thinking? The article does not appear to address that. If they do end up merging the two services back together and allow VOD streaming to my TV, I'll reconsider, but it might be too late by then.
Well, I read elsewhere that hulu wanted to offer all content, but the cable channels said no because they didn't want their shows (entire seasons worth) available on TV attached STBs. Why would a person need to pay $100 a month for all of cable when they can get the 4 or 5 good shows for $8 was the argument...
It would be nice to get regular hulu directly on the STBs, but I know why they are doing it. Personally, I use Play On on the media server in the basement to serve hulu (not +) to the extenders throughout the house. It does cause PQ reduction, but the benefit is that I can buffer a show and then skip the commercials. I might pay $8 if they offered all the shows on regular Hulu (entire seasons, not the byzantine system of 4 at a time) but in HD and available on STB players. Hulu+ as it is (mostly shows I already DVR OTA for free) is useless to me.