said by sandman_1: said by NormanS:
Just wondering why I should pay to download, knowing that the IP owners won't get a penny of the money I spend to watch their shows after a Usenet download.
I think if they got rid of the pay-walls then people would buy their content. Some people who have pulled-the-plug on cable so to speak, can't view a lot of the shows they may like on the outlets you gave. Most online access is blocked to those without a existing cable subscription and even an Internet subscription with a ISP that has a contract with the content company.
It is the Content and Cable companies purposely placing these restrictions in place to save their out-dated business model in the age of the Internet. Content companies have gone even further to hindering legit access to content by placing restrictions on Netflix and Redbox such as making them wait up to 56 days to get some DVD releases. Also Cable companies act in kind by implementing data caps knowing full well that this will stifle adoption of streamed content over the Internet, which is a threat to their overpriced streaming version.
I just can't feel sorry for companies that act so uncompetitively.
You have hit the nail on the head. I could not agree more.
This year it is the worst it has been. the shows i like are all on at the same time on the same day on 3 different channels. I have to chose what show i watch, what show i DVR and the other one i have to watch on demand. I can only watch the DVR show on that box/TV, same with ondemand.
One of the shows is not on "on demand" so that one has to be DVR'ed. When i do watch on demand, it has fast forward blocked and i must watch the ads that are in most cases not current as it will keep telling me to watch the next show coming on next. If i watch half of the show i must watch it again on demand. The popular shows are now, 27 minutes of show, and 33 minutes ads.
It is for reasons like these that many people will just download the shows they like, and they have no ads, they can be watched on any TV/device at any time i like. If i have to pay for TV channels, why do the channels have to have ads?.
Once i can do that with the cable system or the internet then the downloading will stop.