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ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
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reply to AnonFTW

Re: Not News

People are funny. Insinuating things like "Pirating will decrease if HBO offers a streaming option". THIEVES will continue to STEAL Game of Thrones whether theres an HBO $15 streaming option or not.

There are reasons for HBO to possibly switch to a streaming option, THIEVES have nothing to do with it.


Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

Not true. I personally am not into that show, but if I was I would not pay any provider $20 a month for HBO just to get one show.

However, I would pay about $20 for a full season of a show I enjoy.



pnh102
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join:2002-05-02
Mount Airy, MD

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said by Skippy25:

Not true. I personally am not into that show, but if I was I would not pay any provider $20 a month for HBO just to get one show.

However, I would pay about $20 for a full season of a show I enjoy.

Sure it is true. If you currently pay $0 for content by pirating it, why would you pay anything more to watch it instead?
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bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY

Convenience. I'd pay a buck an episode for commercial free NCIS and Downtown Abbey.



Corehhi

join:2002-01-28
Bluffton, SC
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·Hargray Cable

said by bn1221:

Convenience. I'd pay a buck an episode for commercial free NCIS and Downtown Abbey.

That's too much.


Corehhi

join:2002-01-28
Bluffton, SC
Reviews:
·Hargray Cable
reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

said by Skippy25:

Not true. I personally am not into that show, but if I was I would not pay any provider $20 a month for HBO just to get one show.

However, I would pay about $20 for a full season of a show I enjoy.

Sure it is true. If you currently pay $0 for content by pirating it, why would you pay anything more to watch it instead?

Reason Itunes is successful, reasonable price to keep things legal. Price to high and who cares there are other ways to find media on line.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to pnh102

Your assumption is that all people pirate because they dont want to pay. Which is completely false.

Many people pirate because of the restrictions in either getting the material through silly release windows, how the get it (streamed/digital/etc) or because it is not priced at an amount they are willing to pay.

Will some asshats refuse to pay anything at all and steal everything? Sure, but proclaiming ALL pirates would not pay a thing is silly as well.

I personally know about 15-20 people that PAY for pirated material and they do this because 1) they get the latest shows/movies/music 2) They get it in the format they want and 3) they pay a price they think is fair and are willing to pay. All of those people would purchase straight from the source if they met their conditions but they dont so they get $0 from them.

DISCLAIMER: I personally do not participate in that nor allow it in my home, but it certainly proves your statement wrong.



aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to bn1221

said by bn1221:

Convenience. I'd pay a buck an episode for commercial free NCIS and Downtown Abbey.

It's usually 3x that for HD and 2x that for SD on VOD services.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

They charge you at least a $1 more for HD, which is another silly thing. I am yet to hear an argument why that is, but if I did it probably would have nothing to do with technically needing to and everything to do with premium/quality of content.


bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to Corehhi

It is what I feel it is worth. Itunes sells a season for 20$ IIRC. NCIS has 22 episodes per season


bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to aaronwt

And therein is the rub. I can watch free with laggy commericials at CBS.com. Or I can get them from Itunes for a season. Or I can torrent them. A buck per hour is what it is worth to me.