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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
The website is here

* $10/month
* full runs of many shows, instead of just the five or so episodes they put up on the website. (A quick check does not show the WWE shows included.)
* in addition to the devices Hulu is already on, it'll be on PS3 and 360 soon.

I like sports, and most of those are blacked out locally on the internet. And I like programming that's likely to be the last to be added to these sorts of services, so this isn't for me. But I have to think there's a lot of people who will be very happy to dump their cable company for $10/month.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.06
I'm looking for any reason to cancel our cable, and this might just be it. The price point is PERFECT. Programs that don't appear on Hulu - I can wait for on Netflix. My desire to be up on everything has waned greatly over the years.

    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I like sports, and most of those are blacked out locally on the internet.


The blackout rules are EXTREMELY frustrating. I live far enough out of L.A. that not all local channels are carried up here (and, if they were, they're more likely to be Dodger focused). Unless LAA games are aired on FSW, I miss them entirely - and usually, it's the Sunday afternoon games that I miss - when I'm pretty much dying for a reason to not leave the couch. The same applies to DISH/DirectTV (or so I'm told by the local sports bar).

Part of me is looking forward to our pending move next year just so I can get greater access to the games via the internet.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
I would need to do research on options for watching NCAA football and basketball games, NFL games, and certain NBA games online before I could live with something like this. I'm thinking that a lot of those questions could be answered depending on how EPSN360 will work now that it's ESPN3. If I dump cable TV but keep cable internet, maybe I'll still have access to ESPN3. And that hopefully would mean I'd still be able to follow my teams.

I'd miss PTI and Around the Horn (and to a lesser extent, First Take/1st and 10) but that alone wouldn't stop me from going the Hulu Plus route. Some people, though, like having a TV on in the background for background noise. I wonder what they'd think about something like this. And for parents of young kids, what about children's programming?

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.66
    Originally posted by StingArmy

    I'd miss PTI and Around the Horn (and to a lesser extent, First Take/1st and 10) but that alone wouldn't stop me from going the Hulu Plus route. Some people, though, like having a TV on in the background for background noise. I wonder what they'd think about something like this. And for parents of young kids, what about children's programming?

    - StingArmy

Just wanted to note that Around the Horn is available as a video podcast, and PTI is available as an audio-only podcast, which works for everything except obviously when they show a video and then comment on it. Obviously it's a different dynamic listening at your computer than it is watching it on your TV, but it exists.

You can go to iTunes or http://espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/index (click on the ESPN TV Shows category) to see everything they make available via podcast.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by StingArmy

      I'd miss PTI and Around the Horn (and to a lesser extent, First Take/1st and 10) but that alone wouldn't stop me from going the Hulu Plus route. Some people, though, like having a TV on in the background for background noise. I wonder what they'd think about something like this. And for parents of young kids, what about children's programming?

      - StingArmy

    Just wanted to note that Around the Horn is available as a video podcast, and PTI is available as an audio-only podcast, which works for everything except obviously when they show a video and then comment on it. Obviously it's a different dynamic listening at your computer than it is watching it on your TV, but it exists.

    You can go to iTunes or http://espn.go.com/​espnradio/​podcast/​index (click on the ESPN TV Shows category) to see everything they make available via podcast.
I listen to the PTI podcast every day, and it works very well in that format. Also, ESPN Insider subscribers can watch ATH and PTI off the website.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by StingArmy

      I'd miss PTI and Around the Horn (and to a lesser extent, First Take/1st and 10) but that alone wouldn't stop me from going the Hulu Plus route. Some people, though, like having a TV on in the background for background noise. I wonder what they'd think about something like this. And for parents of young kids, what about children's programming?

      - StingArmy

    Just wanted to note that Around the Horn is available as a video podcast, and PTI is available as an audio-only podcast, which works for everything except obviously when they show a video and then comment on it. Obviously it's a different dynamic listening at your computer than it is watching it on your TV, but it exists.


I will testify that it's nice to hear the PTI podcast during the drive home from work/school. Although, I'll echo the sentiment that there are just some things you can't capture on audio-only podcasts. How will I see Mr. Tony's pilgrim outfit on the Thanksgiving show?

I'm an Xbox 360 owner and they've confirmed that Hulu Plus will only be available to Xbox LIVE Gold members. I'd be more than willing to jump on board if they also offered the Free Hulu service for Xbox LIVE members, but as it is, I can't see myself adding another expense. Not when I'm tied into a Verizon FiOs contract.




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    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
        Originally posted by StingArmy

        I'd miss PTI and Around the Horn (and to a lesser extent, First Take/1st and 10) but that alone wouldn't stop me from going the Hulu Plus route. Some people, though, like having a TV on in the background for background noise. I wonder what they'd think about something like this. And for parents of young kids, what about children's programming?

        - StingArmy

      Just wanted to note that Around the Horn is available as a video podcast, and PTI is available as an audio-only podcast, which works for everything except obviously when they show a video and then comment on it. Obviously it's a different dynamic listening at your computer than it is watching it on your TV, but it exists.


    I will testify that it's nice to hear the PTI podcast during the drive home from work/school. Although, I'll echo the sentiment that there are just some things you can't capture on audio-only podcasts. How will I see Mr. Tony's pilgrim outfit on the Thanksgiving show?

    I'm an Xbox 360 owner and they've confirmed that Hulu Plus will only be available to Xbox LIVE Gold members. I'd be more than willing to jump on board if they also offered the Free Hulu service for Xbox LIVE members, but as it is, I can't see myself adding another expense. Not when I'm tied into a Verizon FiOs contract.


I've still never seen the Penguin Dance. ;_; And as for Around the Horn, last time I checked, it was only the first 10 minutes or so. Is that still the case?





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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.35
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    And as for Around the Horn, last time I checked, it was only the first 10 minutes or so. Is that still the case?

After I read some of the posts following mine I went to the ESPN Radio site to check out their podcasts and it looks like you can either listen to an entire episode of AtH as an audio podcast or you can watch the "First Word" segment as a video podcast.

If they're still offering free ESPN Insider memberships to their ESPN the Magazine subscribers I might just go that route. Last time I subscribed to their mag it was because I found a deal that was something like 1 year's worth of magazines for $2. I never knew that ESPN Insider also came with full episodes of ESPN shows though. Neat!

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
For the record, and as far as I've been able to find out within all the Hulu Plus excitement, this doesn't change anything for the current normal user of Hulu. You can still use a computer to watch the newest few episodes of shows for free. Paying the 10$ gives you native access to Hulu on other non-computer devices, and also gives you entire seasons instead of just recent episodes.



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