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  Reply # 1090566 17-Jul-2014 11:36 Send private message quote this post

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-Game of Thrones - was this missed here? Really????


Its omission isn't that unusual, as it is not available on NetFlix in any region. In fact, we're preparing to ditch Sky, and that is the only reservation we have about doing so. But we just cant justify $73 per month for one show (or $83 if we wanted to watch it in HD). Guess we'll just have to avoid the Internet for 11 months until each new season is released on BluRay :-)

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  Reply # 1090659 17-Jul-2014 13:22 Send private message quote this post

dclegg:
rossmnz:

-Game of Thrones - was this missed here? Really????


Its omission isn't that unusual, as it is not available on NetFlix in any region. In fact, we're preparing to ditch Sky, and that is the only reservation we have about doing so. But we just cant justify $73 per month for one show (or $83 if we wanted to watch it in HD). Guess we'll just have to avoid the Internet for 11 months until each new season is released on BluRay :-)


which goes some way to explaining that GoT is one of the most heavily "pirated" shows :-)

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  Reply # 1090665 17-Jul-2014 13:31 Send private message quote this post

nickrout: 
which goes some way to explaining that GoT is one of the most heavily "pirated" shows :-)


I have no intent on pirating it. I'll just have to suck it up and watch it when there is a mechanism available allowing me to purchase the ability to do this somehow. AFAIUI, with GOT the only option appears to be waiting until episodes or full series are available for purchase or hire, rather than using a streaming on demand service. And history has shown that this happens just before the new season airs.

Up until now, it made sense to opt in/out of Soho to do this, as we already had an existing Sky subscription. But now that we have both NetFlix and Hulu Plus up and running in our house, we find we watch very little TV on Sky (pretty much only the daily news, and perhaps 1 or 2 other scheduled programs a week). All we need to do is get our Freeview antenna hooked up to the output in our main lounge and we can ditch Sky entirely.

I'll be interested to see Skys SOD service once it launches, as there was some talk of that allowing non-subscribers access to Sky content. Perhaps that will provide a cheaper way to pick and choose shows.

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  Reply # 1090727 17-Jul-2014 14:19 Send private message quote this post

I wasn't suggesting that you should pirate it, although in these circumstances many people would not blame you. If people want their shows to be watched, they should make them available without having to pay enormous fees just to watch one show - that's how the argument runs anyway!

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  Reply # 1090736 17-Jul-2014 14:24 Send private message quote this post

nickrout: I wasn't suggesting that you should pirate it, although in these circumstances many people would not blame you. If people want their shows to be watched, they should make them available without having to pay enormous fees just to watch one show - that's how the argument runs anyway!


I didn't mean to suggest you did suggest it. :-)

Just stating my personal stance on the matter of piracy. I also didn't want to insinuate that I was judging those that did choose to go that route. Its just personally a route that I would not undertake.

But you're correct. My attempts to stick to the (to the best of my knowledge) only legal alternatives to watching GOT on Sky highlights exactly why it the piracy rates for it are so high.

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  Reply # 1090758 17-Jul-2014 14:35 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

GoT is one of the most Pirated shows (along with Breaking Bad when it was running). Both of these shows are also the most popular on BD and DVD when they come out. What does that say?
Anyway, the reason GoT was not mentioned (as already said) is that it is not on Netflix (is it on Quickflix in AU?)

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dclegg: I'll be interested to see Skys SOD service once it launches, as there was some talk of that allowing non-subscribers access to Sky content. Perhaps that will provide a cheaper way to pick and choose shows.


I've checked out the UK version, and frankly I don't really see the point.  Sky's point of difference is that they have lots of blokes* with cameras, and blokes who go in front of them.  They're a content generator and yet they don't sell that content on-line.  They're just trying to resell someone else's content on line.

*by blokes I mean gentleman blokes and lady blokes.

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Orange is the New Black
Star Trek!!
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Vikings (watched 1st two episodes last night - excellent)




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