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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
2729 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1090566 17-Jul-2014 11:36
Send private message

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 :-)

5289 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Microsoft

  #1090594 17-Jul-2014 11:47
One person supports this post
Send private message

Hemlock Grove

 
 
 
 


216 posts

Master Geek


  #1090659 17-Jul-2014 13:22
Send private message

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 :-)

2729 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1090665 17-Jul-2014 13:31
Send private message

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.

216 posts

Master Geek


  #1090727 17-Jul-2014 14:19
Send private message

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!

2729 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1090736 17-Jul-2014 14:24
Send private message

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.

Banana?
4947 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

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

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?)

 
 
 
 


835 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1090759 17-Jul-2014 14:37
Send private message

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.

59 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1090992 17-Jul-2014 19:52
Send private message

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




252 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1125830 10-Sep-2014 15:30
Send private message

Happy Valley.  A very well done BBC crime drama.   

5289 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Microsoft

  #1125863 10-Sep-2014 16:07
Send private message

Trailer Park Boys series 8

107 posts

Master Geek


  #1125918 10-Sep-2014 16:38
Send private message

Animated:
Attack on Titan
Knights of Sidonia
Archer
Futurama

Other
Mythbusters
Star treks..
Eureka

 

 

1874 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1125922 10-Sep-2014 16:47
Send private message

Just started watching The Killing on sunday, have consumed 6 episodes so far and loving it! Having 4 seasons to look forward to makes me very happy, nothing worse than finding a good show and only having a season or two.

216 posts

Master Geek


  #1125935 10-Sep-2014 16:58
Send private message

US Killing or the original?

216 posts

Master Geek


  #1125974 10-Sep-2014 17:58
Send private message

Giggs: Happy Valley.  A very well done BBC crime drama.   
Yes very very good.

I just finished "What Remains" a British 4 part crime thriller. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649588/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Other good stuff watched recently:

The Honourable Woman (British thriller with Middle East background, Maggie Gyllenhall) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3021686/?ref_=nv_sr_1


The Shadow Line - British drama - police corruption, gangsters (Christopher Eccleston, Chiwetel Eijofor) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1701920/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


The Promise - -very good drama about the history of Palestine/Israel post WWII http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1692202/?ref_=nv_sr_2


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.