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Old 15-08-2022, 22:28   #1531
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You could have all you need through a Freeview box and just one streamer, which you could change from time to time.
That's a lot of hassle though which many won't do.

Whereas in the past a subscription to the Sky basics channels would get you content from most of the US studios, you now have to subscribe to Disney + and will possibly have to add more streamers like Paramount + and HBO Max in the future just to get back to where you were in 2019. That incurs extra cost and whilst you get more content like boxsets, there's still the same number of hours in the week in which to watch it.

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Old 16-08-2022, 01:07   #1532
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Itís not a paradox. My wife is not really very good at coping with the streamers at her age, and as you well know, the older you are the less you can cope with new stuff.

I donít know what rocks your boat, but the pay TV listings are much worse than they ever were before and I find myself recording less and less. Go into the streamers and you get a fantastic choice to watch any time.

It is true that there are fewer shows available on the pay TV channels as well as most of the terrestrials these days, but I still believe that the streamers offer much better value than the pay-tv channels. Netflix on its own has more choice, and you can jump between the streamers too because you are not hooked into a contract.

You could have all you need through a Freeview box and just one streamer, which you could change from time to time.

As you know, I am not talking about sport, which is a different matter altogether.
I'm finding less and less quality on the streaming sites these days as its being stretched thinner and thinner. The era of piracy part 2 is beginning with a perfect storm of a recession and too many streaming companies getting greedier and greedier and wanting a slice of the pie.

The music industry found this out back in the 2000s when theyd charge ten quid an album and people just ripped and illegally downloaded them. Now you can listen to every song out there for the same ten pound.

To subscribe to all the streaming sites now is likely to reach 80+ quid by the end of the year. Add that onto the requirement for broadband and a tv package and you're going higher and higher. The recession will hit HARD soon.

The greed like the music industry showed could bite the arses of the ignorant millionaire tv executives and i hope it does ....as we all sail the seven seas once more! Under a black flag we sail and the internet shall be our empire!

Ahoy matey! Under a black flag we shall sail! Shiver me timbers! Avast, ye scurvy dog streamers!

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It is true that there are fewer shows available on the pay TV channels as well as most of the terrestrials these days, but I still believe that the streamers offer much better value than the pay-tv channels. Netflix on its own has more choice, and you can jump between the streamers too because you are not hooked into a contract.

You could have all you need through a Freeview box and just one streamer, which you could change from time to time.

As you know, I am not talking about sport, which is a different matter altogether.[/QUOTE]

Don't watch sport so putting that aside, Seem to hardly watch Netflix these days , can see it going in the near future , at this time if any I would take discovery + . But I still mentain if people stopped watching them they would soon die
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Old 16-08-2022, 20:03   #1534
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Thatís true. And if people stopped breathing, they would die.

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To subscribe to all the streaming sites now is likely to reach 80+ quid by the end of the year.
As discussed, though, Vince, why would you subscribe to all the streamers all at once? You will not be able to make the time to see all that content! Just take out sufficient subs to satisfy your needs.
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Old 17-08-2022, 01:49   #1535
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The Humax Aura box looks good 2tb hdd android system plus freeview the perfect all in one box just a bit pricey atm. There is a 1tb for £30 less https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUMAX-Aura-..._t1_B08LFGYT1F
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Old 17-08-2022, 09:12   #1536
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The Humax Aura box looks good 2tb hdd android system plus freeview the perfect all in one box just a bit pricey atm. There is a 1tb for £30 less https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUMAX-Aura-..._t1_B08LFGYT1F
Humax is a great brand and by having Android your apps should continue working.

A few years ago I would have considered this but I just don't record anything these days and TVs have Freeview built in.
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ITV has started showing pop-ups for devices with ITV Hub that won't be supported by ITVX when it arrives.

On Virgin Media the V6, TV 360 and Stream devices are all listed as supported according to this RXTV article.

https://rxtvinfo.com/2022/pop-ups-wa...v-hubs-removal
ITV Hub will be removed from Freesat Humax Boxes manufactured between 2012-2018 at the end of September aswell
https://www.freesat.co.uk/help/4k-tv...b-availability

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Not out of choice
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As discussed, though, Vince, why would you subscribe to all the streamers all at once? You will not be able to make the time to see all that content! Just take out sufficient subs to satisfy your needs.
Or don't take any, if you do stop moaning no one is forcing anyone to sign up

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Not out of choice, just try it .
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My contract with Virgin is up in early October, I think they'll be getting the boot if a decent offer isn't forthcoming!
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My contract with Virgin is up in early October, I think they'll be getting the boot if a decent offer isn't forthcoming!
As long as you stick to your guns in my experience they always offer something decent after the notice is put in
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I've finally gone legit with Disney Plus for 3 months using £6 of Tesco Vouchers, so FREE.

The offer runs out 22/08 if anyone is interested.
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As discussed, though, Vince, why would you subscribe to all the streamers all at once? You will not be able to make the time to see all that content! Just take out sufficient subs to satisfy your needs.
Finally the penny drops that the glorious streaming future is paying more and getting less. Or opting out of the never ending price rises and getting even less than that.
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Finally the penny drops that the glorious streaming future is paying more and getting less. Or opting out of the never ending price rises and getting even less than that.
We are absolutely nowhere near getting less from streaming than on the TV channels. If you think that, you must watch an awful lot of junk.

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We are absolutely nowhere near getting less from streaming than on the TV channels. If you think that, you must watch an awful lot of junk.

Sport excepted, of course.
Do you accept jfman's paying more bit?

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My contract with Virgin is up in early October, I think they'll be getting the boot if a decent offer isn't forthcoming!
Could you save money by swapping to their streaming service once your cabl TV contract expires? Or do you need to record stuff? https://www.virginmedia.com/tv/stream
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We are absolutely nowhere near getting less from streaming than on the TV channels. If you think that, you must watch an awful lot of junk.
This comment is not only incoherent itís entirely contradictory.

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Given the billions that sports TV rights go for and the millions of subscribers that itís a major reason for them subscribing to any pay-tv service thatís quite a glaring hole in your point.
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