Hulu Tests Out Monthly Subscription Plan

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davzway

 HULU... LISTEN IF YOU READ THESE  Hulu is making money, what you're doing is called greed.    At present service without offering anything more, I'd say HELL NO to the $10.   NOW, if for the $10 I could watch any tv show, like Smallville for example where my equipment was received again,,, could only get #16, the one per week .... if I could go back and watch number one,, watchANY of the shows already out,,, so I could catch up,,  and if HULU ADDED something like the above and more to the current level of service,,, the ADD had better be good or for $10 I'd be elsewhere..  Better picture, better access and better deal with Netflix who send something like 12-16 Blu Ray movies a month (3 disc plan) plus unlimited streaming on a HUge library...  same wiring, laptop with core i-5, NVidea GTX330 graphics and  hdmi cable provide poorer video and sound than a $180 stand alone Sony blu ray player.      TRED lightly...free to $10 had better offer something EXTRA... Get the drift or get tuned OUT.

 

 

The very wayward son of Frank Leslie Horsley, Lone Pine Creek Ranch, Larimer County, Fort Collins, Colorado, from 1882 give or take a year or two.... Hardway Horsley who loves to gadgets of the 21st Century while living in the 19th.

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rusty123

Why pay it has been free to watch shows on Hulu since I started watching besides that is why they have commercials to pay for the shows and the B movies that they have as well.

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skhills

I'd pay $5-$10 a month for Hulu plus IF it gives me:

  • Commercial free streaming, or at least the ability to skip commercials
  • Access to episodes as soon as they air.  I know some shows right now show up the next day, but others take a week.
  • Access to the full current season.  (I'd say back seasons as well, but I know that's wishful thinking)

I have netflix too, and use the streaming a lot on out HTPC with Win7 Media Center.  Netflix an Hulu have very little content that overlaps. Netflix has a few current seasons of shows with new episodes showing up as soon as they air, and Hulu has a few movies, but I'd never go Hulu only for movies, or Netflix only for TV.

 Since I haven't paid for cable or satellite for over a year since I built an HTPC for DVR via OTA programming, I can justify paying $20/month for the Hulu/Netflix combo.

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Cruzg10

Damn you MaxPC and your spam filter!

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justchad

going OT to spam filters? Thats cool with me, I HATE the dang spam filter!! I cant even remember how many times I've lost messages because I forgot to ctrl+c it! GRRRRR

Back on topic... hulu should have started doing to commercials during breaks months ago, after everyone had gotten used to it, THEN they should have made it a pay to remove half your commercials LOL 

I've always said that I don't mind watching a comercial or two so I don't have to pay... give me time for food and bathroom breaks LOL 

And no I will not pay. they may have been able to "shut down" isohunt, but PB is still around! >:-) 

whoa! almost forgot to copy! :-/

-Chad

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hagbard

I wouldn't shed a tear if Hulu completely went under. In fact, it would warm my heart. Not being a true, red-blooded American, I am denied access to that exclusive club known as Hulu, along with the rest of the world. Sure, I could access it with a proxy, but they've started trying to block known proxy servers. It would be best for the site to disappear from existence.

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fotochopp

just kidding...

I dont quite understand what they hope to gain by being too little to late here...   netflix has got them beat by a many miles in this race.

maybe... 5 bucks a month with no commercials but at this time 10 is kind of pushing it.  after working for a database service i can understand the costs on maintenance. and some of that money the made goes to paying royalties or distributions but netflix is already 9.99 or less

Ahhh, just what the Doctor needed!

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Joe The Plummer

I see a lot of people seriously offended at the thought of paying a monthly fee to watch Hulu and be served advertisements. Well if you pay for a magazine subscription or buy a magazine at newsstand you are already paying for a product loaded with advertisements. 

In fact when it comes to Future US publications you pay some of the highest prices per issue for a magazine with advertisements in it. Yet I don't hear anyone complaining about that.

There is something to be said about paying for content and still being served advertising, it just shouldn't be so much advertising that you're inundated with it. But if you think just a $9.95 monthly fee would cover the cost of operating Hulu with no advertising revenue, you're nuts. 

But to answer the question, no I would not pay a monthly fee for Hulu. I pay cable and have a DVR. I don't miss my shows. Plus I can download them to my portable video device to watch later if I need to free up space on the DVR.

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Kataco

Hell no, I would not pay! Why when I can get it for free. Corporations only want one thing and they ain't gettin it from me, greedy bastards!

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leo655

Only use for ones I missed too lazy to set dvr.

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nmanguy

Netflix is $10, (+1 for Blu-Ray) and has tons of streaming video, and even sends me discs by mail. How can Hulu hope to compete with that?

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Peanut Fox

Hulu has content that was on yesterday, while Netflix doesn't.  I like Netflix too, but their content is on disc media by the time you are able to watch it.  If you wanted to get caught up on a full season of a show with Netflix, you would have to wait for the DVDs to come out and for Netflix to stock them.  With Hulu, you could opt to pay a fee to watch the season before it hits retail. 

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scabbynacker

They have that already.  It's called Netflix, and you can watch a lot more than just TV shows.  They will also mail you physical discs to watch in your DVD/Blu-ray player.  Imagine that!

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samduhman

HAHAHEEHEHHA, NEVER! I love (sarcasm) how these greedy _____ raked in 100million but want more.

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lunchbox73

What's wrong with that? Do you turn down raises at work? Hulu has the right to rake in as much money as they can get their grubby hands on. It's called a free market. If their subscription service fails then they will pull the plug and go back to business as usual.

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nHeroGo

I don't care about their rights - I am not a corporate rights activist.

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momurda

I’ll pay a sub fee if they make the shows commercial free. I don’t want to pay and have to watch commercials. They start doing that and i might as well go back to the TV...

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Biceps

I am NOT going to pay to watch commercials.  I would pay for commercial-free TV.  I already pay like 50 bucks a month for cable, which I hardly watch, $15 bucks for Netflix. Netflix is commercial free (regardless of the wait after airtime).

It is important that people here be aware: by watching commercials, you are paying for the shows, albeit with your time instead of your money.  If they want my money, they need to cut out the commercials.

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krisbowls

There is no way I'd pay for a subscription to Hulu. I have netflix as it is, so no, not gonna happen.  They will lose a bunch of viewers.

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Dogma

I thought that advertisements were in place so we didn't have to pay.  This is seriously a bad move as most viewers will just jump to a different site or just go back to watching TV.

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Lummoxx

No.

Holy crap, your spam filter sucks!! 

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Lummoxx

And I tried the notification link given at the rejection page, but that appears to be as useful as holes in a bucket.

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Lummoxx

HAHA!

I typed out a long response, rejected.  I tried trimming it of content that might be triggering the spam rejection, rejected.

I finally reduced it to what you see above, and it takes it?

Yeah, your spam filter is broken.

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Cruzg10

maybe the spam filter is racist?

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lunchbox73

I've learned to hit ctrl+c before making my posts for that exact same reason.

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Biceps

I've learned that whoever manages MaxPC's spam filter doesn't care even a little about the quality of what they do, hates people in general, and has made it their goal in life to make sure nothing at all ever gets through the spam filter.  The fact that some comments get through keeps this person up at night, tossing and turning. Ctrl+C

10 bucks this gets blocked.

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Biceps

Argh, arbitrary spam filter gnomes I hate you.

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nHeroGo

...the gnomes hate you too.

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