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Old 02-05-2022, 17:52   #1201
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It depends on your viewing habits.
It really doesn't - one box has a hard drive. In 100% of situations this is superior.
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Old 02-05-2022, 17:54   #1202
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It really doesn't - one box has a hard drive. In 100% of situations this is superior.
It really does. Not everybody cares, jfman.
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Old 02-05-2022, 18:19   #1203
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It really does. Not everybody cares, jfman.
OB I'd suspect you are in a minority of one if you are arguing that a box without a hard drive is superior to one with.

Even you yourself, the biggest proponent of streaming on these very forums, utilise the functionality on your V6 boxes.
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I suspect in the years ahead, as technology advances, the need for a recording box with a hard drive or cloud storage will be a lot less. The streaming and catch-up services will become stronger as more and more quality content is added, with some bypassing linear TV completely and going straight to on-demand. This together with the newish "watch from the beginning" functionality, which can only get bigger, will eventually render live linear TV redundant, obviously except for live news, live sports and live big events. We are only just seeing the beginning of this now, with the removal recently of several linear TV channels, with prime time series switching to the main streaming sites. This will only increase, but I also think the need for numerous multitude of streaming sites will either not survive or will merge and only a few will remain in the years ahead. Virgin Media used to be at the forefront of providing streaming and catch up services, way before Sky could handle it, and they need to regain that position. Perhaps with the debut of this new streaming device with a search across all providers function, they are finally trying to regain that position whilst preparing for the future. Linear TV days are numbered.
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OB I'd suspect you are in a minority of one if you are arguing that a box without a hard drive is superior to one with.

Even you yourself, the biggest proponent of streaming on these very forums, utilise the functionality on your V6 boxes.
Except that I didnít say it was superior. I am saying that if you want to ditch your existing box(es) you can have Virginís new streamer.

You keep reading things into my posts that are not there.

Some people do not record anything and some people view most of what they want through the streamers and on demand, strange as that may appear to you.
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Except that I didnít say it was superior. I am saying that if you want to ditch your existing box(es) you can have Virginís new streamer.

You keep reading things into my posts that are not there.

Some people do not record anything and some people view most of what they want through the streamers and on demand, strange as that may appear to you.
If you want a sub-optimal experience at higher cost, yes, yes you could.
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If you want a sub-optimal experience at higher cost, yes, yes you could.
Stop it, jfman; you are being ridiculous.
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Stop it, jfman; you are being ridiculous.
Anyone can sit with a calculator and add up their viewing habits on the streaming service vs the traditional cable service. Plus internet connection, phone, etc.
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Paramount+ sets UK launch date and pricing
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In the UK, Paramount+ will be available online and on mobile and a wide range of connected TV devices via the Paramount+ app, via broad direct-to-consumer distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Rokuģ and Samsung, with more platforms to be announced in the coming months. Users will be able to sign up to the service for £6.99 per month/£69.90 per annum in the UK, after a free seven-day trial.

Paramount+ will launch on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria in 2022 as part of a new multi-year distribution agreement that also includes the extended carriage of Paramount’s leading portfolio of pay TV channels. Sky Cinema subscribers will get the bonus of Paramount+ included at no extra cost.

Paramount+ will launch in the UK more than 8,000 hours of content, spanning new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from Paramount’s brands and production studios, including Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.
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Old 03-05-2022, 16:31   #1210
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Another £7 a month for content that would have been in the “pence per subscriber” ballpark as part of a larger TV package. A clear demonstration of the lost economies of scale and consumer value.
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Another £7 a month for content that would have been in the ďpence per subscriberĒ ballpark as part of a larger TV package. A clear demonstration of the lost economies of scale and consumer value.
It appears that we are getting a new breed of TV consumer, more interested in prestige and exclusivity than in content being available at a reasonable price. A sort of streaming snobbery. I wonder if forum members can spot anyone in this thread who will, perhaps, fall into that category. Hmm!
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So paramount + is free for people with sky cinema. I assume this doesn’t include sky cinema customers on virgin media…
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No , it's agreement between Paramount and Sky.
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Another £7 a month for content that would have been in the “pence per subscriber” ballpark as part of a larger TV package. A clear demonstration of the lost economies of scale and consumer value.
I honestly don't see this being a success in the UK. It's non-essential content at a time when consumers are being squeezed and other streamers have got their feet in the door.
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I honestly don't see this being a success in the UK. It's non-essential content at a time when consumers are being squeezed and other streamers have got their feet in the door.
This.

Iím a big Star Trek fan and I wonít be subscribing even though this will soon be the only place to see it. Iím just going to wait and see what transpires months or a year or so from now. Maybe once thereís enough content for a proper binge Iíll take their free sample offer and then cancel it.
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