Netflix Wants HBO, How Much Is It Worth to You?

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aafterman

I would easily pay $50/month if I could get all my TV shows streaming.  I wouldn't go streaming only so I could still get movies on Blu-Ray and not worry about the lack of streaming movie content.  Cutting cable for $50/month of Netflix would be a huge win.

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aafterman

I would easily pay $50/month if I could get all my TV shows streaming.  I wouldn't go streaming only so I could still get movies on Blu-Ray and not worry about the lack of streaming movie content.  Cutting cable for $50/month of Netflix would be a huge win.

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TechLarry

They don't want to spend the necessary money to create great series any longer (Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire, etc...)

They cancelled Deadwood because it was too expensive.  #1 rated show and they cancelled it because they didn't want to spend the money.  Released all the actors.

And in it's place we got "John From Cincinatti" instead.  How'd that work out for ya HBO?

The difference between Band Of Brothers, probably the best mini-series ever made, and The Pacific was terribly obvious.  The Pacific didn't even come close.

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bathtbgin

I would only want HBO and Showtime for their original shows and specials, I could really care less about what movies they have since I netflix meets all my movie watching needs.  IF HBO or Showtime allowed me to watch thier original programs over netflix at around half the price of what it would cost to add them to my cable plan then yes I would pay a bit more for premium content.  But I'm not gonna pay full price for half the content. 

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zepontiff

Revolves around games and not the what's on tv tonite like the mindless masses. So IMO they already have plenty of content for me and I will not spend any more than my $10.

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deadsenator

...your life revolves around mindless games instead?  How much cerebral growth is involved in gaming?  You might do better by reading a book once in a while.  I understand not wanting to watch some types of television, but calling those that do "mindless" whilst boasting of your own mindless pursuits is a bit ironic, don't you think?

Check out PBS once in a while.  It's pretty cool.  Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Independent Lens are amongst the shows I enjoy.  Yes, I watch some normal 'drivel' too.  Mythbusters, South Park, TDS, Arrested Development (for the second time), Whitest Kids You Know, football, etc.

I DVR everything, so no commercials.  Yes, I love playing games too and I won't spend more than $10 on Netflix content.

Peace!

 

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JimmerSD

I would much rather have Showtime. HBO is pretty meh.

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someuid

HBO is nuts if they think their content is so amazing as to justify telling me what I should pay for Netflix.

All content owners are modern day Scrooges.

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deadsolid

If Netflix got TV shows a week or so later from every major outlet (NBC, USA, BBC)  I would pay $20 or maybe even $30 a month, only because that would mean I could cut cable which is easily 4 to 5 times that.

If this were to happen, we would need strong and clear neutrality laws.

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aviaggio

Most major outlets already stream their programs for free.

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rburkegt

Every television service offers their base service at some price and HBO as a premium add-on.  Why can't Netflix offer an HBO add-on for $10 that enables HBO content in the streaming service?

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Ghok

I like this idea.

My biggest problem with any of this though is that as much as I love some HBO shows, when those shows are off season, I have no reason to watch the channel (the same is true of any channel). I don't channel surf, I have a few specific shows I like. This is why streaming works so well for me. I'd never pay the inflated costs that cable TV has become. For just a few shows, as much as I like them, it's just not worth it. It's like going to an all you can eat restaurant when all you want is a piece of cake. If something like Netflix provides a LOT of content for a fair price then that's not an issue. Maybe one day they'll be the ones paying studios to make shows for their service. The only problem there would be a lack of competition, as I don't see many people wanting to pay for multiple streaming media providers unless they were REALLY cheap.

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aviaggio

I have little to no interest in streaming. Both content and quality are sub par IMO and not worth it at any cost.

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I Jedi

Currently, I am on the 1 DVD out/unlimited streaming plan with Netflix. In order for me to want to pay more than I do a month, which is roughly $10 bucks, Netflix would have to honestly get currently T.V. shows on Netflix a week after they air. I would also want Netflix to get more quality movies to the streaming arena. Don't get me wrong, I have found a ton of classic movies about gangsters, war, drama, etc, that they were worth viewing; however, it is becoming harder and harder to find good classic titles to watch over Netflix streaming: I need moar content!

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