Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
13 posts

Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 553782 4-Dec-2011 22:55 Send private message

i never liked hbo tv shows now if it was cbs tv shows i would change my mind

1479 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 137

Trusted

  Reply # 553840 5-Dec-2011 08:01 Send private message

kendog: We have signed up. GOT for me, lots of shows for the wife :)


Catching season 6 of Dexter was my primary motivation, but I've been taping GOT after hearing such good things about it. We watched the first 3 episodes over the weekend and both my wife and I are now hooked. Awesome show.
 

1765 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 131

Trusted

  Reply # 553858 5-Dec-2011 09:13 Send private message

im paying for it.

i figure $10 a month buys me about 5GB of data a month (and when i go over my cap i dont even blink at paying $10). if i were to download game of thrones, dexter, six feet under (old but i never saw it), i would use about 12GB of data a month and be breaking the law. so $10 is a fair price in my mind.

1208 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193


  Reply # 553871 5-Dec-2011 09:34 Send private message

eracode:
Elpie:
eracode:
Elpie:
I missed the last couple of seasons so starting from scratch is fun. Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Treme, Dexter and The Hour make up most of my TV watching from just this one channel.?




Is Downton Abbey on SoHo??


Yes indeed. The second season of both that and Boardwalk Empire are on. Eventually, they will end up on a free channel.?


With respect...I think you will find that it's FTA on Prime, not Soho?


Uh, yes.  Downton Abbey is most definitely on Prime, not SoHo. Me twit Embarassed

682 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


Reply # 553975 5-Dec-2011 12:07 Send private message

Nokia2012: it's just repeats  just like all the other crap on sky.


Like live Sport or breaking news on CNN?




                                           

93 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 553989 5-Dec-2011 12:39 Send private message

I am more than happy to pay $10 a month for Soho.

I have been watching, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Boardwalk Empire and Dexter Season Six. Also recorded the first season of The Wire over the weekend.

Camelot starts next week on Soho and I will be recording that too. Soho now accounts for about 50% of my weekly television viewing (excluding sport).

I might ditch the movie channels for a few months over summer now as I have seen most of the movies coming out on Sky at the moment.

352 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 554113 5-Dec-2011 16:02 Send private message

I enjoyed the free viewing on Soho and was reluctant to pay $10 a month for it.

But we love Dexter and have got hooked on The Killing.

Watched Game of Thrones elsewhere unfortunately.  

Want to watch The Hour, but find it hard to find repeat screenings with series link.

I do love watching shows AD Free and hope that they add more and more content and variety. 




"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows

System -   AMD AthlonII x4 640 3.0Ghz AM3 CPU, 4GB Strontium Hynix DDR3 RAM, Gigabyte MA74GMT Motherboard,  NVIDIA GT220 1GB Graphics, Win 7 Home Premium 32.



Senility Guild

 
Pulse Web Design

1608 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 231


  Reply # 554884 7-Dec-2011 10:28 Send private message

Prior to Soho, popular shows such as Dexter were free on the existing Sky channels.

All I can see now is that Sky are now making us pay for 'popular' shows, albeit we get to view them a little earlier.

I wonder if Sky will air shows like Game of Thrones and Dexter on the free channels in the same timeframe as they did pre-Soho.

I'm not impressed.

1765 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 131

Trusted

  Reply # 554900 7-Dec-2011 11:08 Send private message

$10 a month to view the same season of dexter as its airing in the states on showtime about 8 episodes behind is great IMO. i wish they would pickup more shows, the walking dead would be cool (season 2 has just hit its mid season break in the states).

aslong as the shows i want to watch are aired in nz reasonable quick after airing in their original country then ill happily pay a little premium for them. if i have to wait over a year to see the show and be able to buy it on bluray/dvd before airing in NZ then i have to *ahem* :|

1608 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 231


  Reply # 554914 7-Dec-2011 11:33 Send private message

reven: $10 a month to view the same season of dexter as its airing in the states on showtime about 8 episodes behind is great IMO. i wish they would pickup more shows, the walking dead would be cool (season 2 has just hit its mid season break in the states).

aslong as the shows i want to watch are aired in nz reasonable quick after airing in their original country then ill happily pay a little premium for them. if i have to wait over a year to see the show and be able to buy it on bluray/dvd before airing in NZ then i have to *ahem* :|


Fair enough, you are happy to pay for the earlier screening times -- however I object on principle to pay a premium for earlier broadcasting --- the local network is using their monopoly power to extract extra subscriptions for no added value .  And, that is entirely their right , I just choose not to pay.  All good.

Apart from that, I wonder if  Sky will still air these shows for free as they did prior to Soho?

My preference will be to order the bluray versions of the shows from fatso.  After all, it is the frequency of new shows that counts for me, I don't mind if it is a year late .

255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 554968 7-Dec-2011 13:19 Send private message

clevedon:
Nokia2012: it's just repeats  just like all the other crap on sky.


Like live Sport or breaking news on CNN?

LOL, Monty Python moment on geekzone.

1208 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193


  Reply # 554975 7-Dec-2011 13:25 Send private message

surfisup1000:
reven: $10 a month to view the same season of dexter as its airing in the states on showtime about 8 episodes behind is great IMO. i wish they would pickup more shows, the walking dead would be cool (season 2 has just hit its mid season break in the states).

aslong as the shows i want to watch are aired in nz reasonable quick after airing in their original country then ill happily pay a little premium for them. if i have to wait over a year to see the show and be able to buy it on bluray/dvd before airing in NZ then i have to *ahem* :|


Fair enough, you are happy to pay for the earlier screening times -- however I object on principle to pay a premium for earlier broadcasting --- the local network is using their monopoly power to extract extra subscriptions for no added value .  And, that is entirely their right , I just choose not to pay.  All good.

Apart from that, I wonder if  Sky will still air these shows for free as they did prior to Soho?


Sky didn't air those shows - they were aired by the standard free-to-air channels such as TV3. Those channels can still air those series whenever they like. Nothing stopping them except their own scheduling and greed. 

TV3 damned near killed Dexter for me. I was watching it then it disappeared. I never see ads so didn't know they had arbitrarily bumped it over to a different channel. By the time I realised, I was a season behind. So, I bought the DVD. In the meantime, the next season ran through. So I bought the DVD. I can get 11 months of SoHo for the same price as those two DVD's. 

SoHo isn't going to suit everyone. It may not suit me in a couple of months either. But, for now, its just so refreshing to watch shows with no ads and no enormous delays behind the US (for some of them, at least). 

 

1608 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 231


  Reply # 555060 7-Dec-2011 15:55 Send private message

Elpie: 
Sky didn't air those shows - they were aired by the standard free-to-air channels such as TV3. Those channels can still air those series whenever they like. Nothing stopping them except their own scheduling and greed. 


My point being, Sky subscribers were always able to view the best shows for free (albeit delayed ). 

But now Sky has bought the rights to a whole bunch of the best shows, so the other networks may no longer have broadcasting rights. 

The money question is whether Sky and other channels still provide free broadcasts of the top shows on a delayed basis?   



1409 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 299


  Reply # 555183 7-Dec-2011 19:45 Send private message

surfisup1000:
Elpie: 
Sky didn't air those shows - they were aired by the standard free-to-air channels such as TV3. Those channels can still air those series whenever they like. Nothing stopping them except their own scheduling and greed. 


My point being, Sky subscribers were always able to view the best shows for free (albeit delayed ). 

But now Sky has bought the rights to a whole bunch of the best shows, so the other networks may no longer have broadcasting rights. 

The money question is whether Sky and other channels still provide free broadcasts of the top shows on a delayed basis?   




You pay either way.

On Sky you pay a subscription. On free to air you pay by having your eyeballs sold to advertisers, being bombarded by 4-5 minutes of screaming ads every 7 minutes, having bits butchered out of the show fit it in the slot after making room for the ads, and being miles behind the rest of the world. Personally, I don't regard $2.30 a week as an outrageous price to pay to watch some interesting shows while avoiding that cost. I never watched them on FTA as the ads, delays and constantly being jerked around by schedulers was just too annoying.

I have a number of gripes with Sky, but the concept of offering a premium subscription channel for current quality drama screened interruption free isn't one of them.

93 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 555203 7-Dec-2011 20:35 Send private message

JimmyH:
surfisup1000:
Elpie: 
Sky didn't air those shows - they were aired by the standard free-to-air channels such as TV3. Those channels can still air those series whenever they like. Nothing stopping them except their own scheduling and greed. 


My point being, Sky subscribers were always able to view the best shows for free (albeit delayed ). 

But now Sky has bought the rights to a whole bunch of the best shows, so the other networks may no longer have broadcasting rights. 

The money question is whether Sky and other channels still provide free broadcasts of the top shows on a delayed basis?   




You pay either way.

On Sky you pay a subscription. On free to air you pay by having your eyeballs sold to advertisers, being bombarded by 4-5 minutes of screaming ads every 7 minutes, having bits butchered out of the show fit it in the slot after making room for the ads, and being miles behind the rest of the world. Personally, I don't regard $2.30 a week as an outrageous price to pay to watch some interesting shows while avoiding that cost. I never watched them on FTA as the ads, delays and constantly being jerked around by schedulers was just too annoying.

I have a number of gripes with Sky, but the concept of offering a premium subscription channel for current quality drama screened interruption free isn't one of them.


Great post JimmyH.  I totally agree with you.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

My un-consented UFB install
Created by thurthur, last reply by mdooher on 28-Nov-2014 18:57 (79 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Gigatown winner town and plans
Created by freitasm, last reply by Demeter on 28-Nov-2014 08:59 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Seen any good Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals?
Created by Jaxson, last reply by ckc on 28-Nov-2014 15:08 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by richms on 28-Nov-2014 17:57 (153 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


This is the end ...
Created by joker97, last reply by benokobi on 29-Nov-2014 00:31 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Do Chorus Still Fit ADSL to Rural Cabinets?
Created by TLD, last reply by TLD on 28-Nov-2014 21:56 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


What the hell MyRepublic!?
Created by gished, last reply by pohutukawa on 28-Nov-2014 17:45 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


The Warehouse pulling R18 games and DVD's
Created by semigeek, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Nov-2014 18:32 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.