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bionicRod
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reply to PaulHikeS2

Re: give me standalone HBOGO

said by PaulHikeS2:

said by bionicRod:

said by wesm:

Again, it's just TV so I'll wait until Netflix or somebody here gets it.

The difference being that Netflix (edit: streaming) will never, ever get Game of Thrones. You have to shell out for a top tier cable subscription every month just to watch it legally, there is no other option. Piracy will continue on this scale because of that.

Not true. Buy the DVDs. Rent the DVDs. Borrow DVDs from library. All are legal, and while abailability of the last two may vary, in this country everyone can buy the DVDs.

Season 3 is out on DVD? No. And if the past two years is any indication, it won't be until early 2014. Until then the only options are an HBO subscription (and all the other channels you have to buy before you can get that) and piracy. Netflix Streaming will never get GoT.
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PaulHikeS2

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said by bionicRod:

Season 3 is out on DVD? No. And if the past two years is any indication, it won't be until early 2014. Until then the only options are an HBO subscription (and all the other channels you have to buy before you can get that) and piracy. Netflix Streaming will never get GoT.

Of course it's not out yet. What, you need it today?

I guess you also have the same issue with every single movie that comes out for theatrical release. Until it comes out on DVD/streaming services (which happen around the same time), you're choices are paying to see the movie or piracy.

(edit - changed text as a later post stated that you do not condone piracy - sorry!)

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said by PaulHikeS2:

said by bionicRod:

Season 3 is out on DVD? No. And if the past two years is any indication, it won't be until early 2014. Until then the only options are an HBO subscription (and all the other channels you have to buy before you can get that) and piracy. Netflix Streaming will never get GoT.

Of course it's not out yet. What, you need it today?

I guess you also have the same issue with every single movie that comes out for theatrical release. Until it comes out on DVD/streaming services (which happen around the same time), you're choices are paying to see the movie or piracy.

While the system has some limitations, your answer speaks more to your character.

FWIW, I am all over these boards denouncing piracy every chance I get (check out my first post in this thread). I have an HBO subscription and have bought the blu ray sets of both seasons of GoT, and have pre-ordered Season 3. I am merely pointing out that HBO's severe locking down of their content and lack of legal means to consume it encourages piracy. It's common sense.

(edit - removing text to play nice)
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bionicRod
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reply to PaulHikeS2

said by PaulHikeS2:

said by bionicRod:

Season 3 is out on DVD? No. And if the past two years is any indication, it won't be until early 2014. Until then the only options are an HBO subscription (and all the other channels you have to buy before you can get that) and piracy. Netflix Streaming will never get GoT.

Of course it's not out yet. What, you need it today?

I guess you also have the same issue with every single movie that comes out for theatrical release. Until it comes out on DVD/streaming services (which happen around the same time), you're choices are paying to see the movie or piracy.

(edit - changed text as a later post stated that you do not condone piracy - sorry!)

Earlier posts stated it too, but thanks . But piracy in movies and other tv shows happen, sure, and no I don't condone that either. The reason HBO continues to top these most pirated lists is the level of control they exert over their content. Movies don't generally have to wait almost a year after theatrical release to be released for rental, and some tv episodes are available on Netflix or other streaming methods very soon after they have aired. The result is lower piracy rates than, say, Game of Thrones, which gets a LOT of attention but lacks methods of legal viewing for very long periods of time. Again, piracy is bad, but if it's easier to pirate than to view legally, piracy rates are going to rise because of it. If HBO wants to curb piracy (and it has been suggested by others in this thread that piracy is less expensive than other options for HBO) they need to change their business model and ease restrictions on content. If not, that's their business, but these piracy rates shouldn't come as a surprise.
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