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Hulu, Netflix, etc. content and cost vs cable

by MomTv / May 13, 2013 4:36 AM PDT

I am considering getting rid of my cable subscription. I currently have a blu-ray player that gives me access to the internet, I really haven't used it much and am not sure what content is available, what is free and what costs extra. And for those services that cost, what ball park costs are there?

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There is no 'ballpark'
by Pepe7 / May 14, 2013 12:50 AM PDT

Once you start adding up the various services and tiers for each one (in some cases), it can vary. It will obviously be a lot less than your cable TV service if you have the bells/whistles and not basic cable.

Best method is to visit each services' web site and write down prices on a piece of paper for a comparison to your cable bill.

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Netflix and OTA
by sunwatcher / May 13, 2013 10:31 AM PDT

My only experience is with Netflix. I pay about US$20 a month for streaming and disc rental. Content is TV shows that are behind one or two seasons, a fair variety of TV shows and many movies. The latest movies released on disc are usually hit and miss for streaming, but that's not a problem with me.

With just about all of the latest HDTVs and depending on where you live, you may be able to pick up local stations (NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, etc.) by just adding an inexpensive antenna. Free.

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I agree 100%.
by Oldartq / May 13, 2013 11:19 AM PDT
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That's exactly what happen to me also.

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Well there is no hulu.com on that player.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2013 9:32 AM PDT

Hulu Plus maybe but some folk get uppity that hulu.com and what you can get on a PC is not on any BD player (or other devices than a PC.)

Cost? It varies with country. And you should know how much Netflix is in your country.
Bob

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Netflix recording
by veleriya / June 12, 2013 5:30 PM PDT

There is a way you can record/download Netflix movies and save them to your computer and it's quite easy to do it too. I don't know if you've heard of it (you probably didn't though), it's called Audials and it's a pretty cool recording software. You can capture/record Netflix streaming movies and tv shows with it. I've been using it for some time for Netflix and other similar video streaming websites too, and it works great. Plus, you get to convert the videos to any format you want, burn dvds, download music and videos, record internet radios and so on.

There is also a tutorial on how you can record Netflix streaming movies, if you want to take a look, just to make an idea about how the software works:
http://audials.com/en/how_to_record_stream_capture_music_videos_movies_from/netflix.html

Well good luck and hope it helps! And don't forget to only use those videos for your personal use only!

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FYI re: "for personal use only"
by Pepe7 / June 13, 2013 3:56 AM PDT
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Keep in mind that is (unfortunately) still breaking copyright law. Netflix terms (obviously) do not permit this.

The software you recommended is good though, I have tested it out in a different application, and it worked like a charm.

cheers

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