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Old Dec 19th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #31
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I'm glad the option for going to specific shows is there. But the price is silly.

At most they should charge $1 per viewing.

I don't think this is Apple's fault I think the big studios and networks still have stifling egos leading them and insist on high prices.

Meanwhile so much of what they produce is "freely" available as noted by others through torrents and fileshare hosts. So much so that you often have leaked digital copies of productions in circulation before screenings and broadcast dates.

Then you have to factor in that there are millions of consumers disconnecting TV cable and satellite feeds into their homes because they can get everything they require using the internet - commercial free.

In time the pricing will come down because it has to.
Again you're comparing the price to own vs. the price for a one time viewing. Apple tried TV show rentals and for whatever reason, they took it away.

And I can't believe you're comparing torrents and fileshare hosts to anything legitimate. I don't want to get into a discussion on whether they are technically illegal or not, but morally they are wrong. As you said yourself, at times they 'leak'.

I agree that TV distribution in Canada desperately requires an overhaul. We've got more channels than ever yet as we get into the mid-season hiatus for shows, it becomes even more apparent that…

"there's 57 channels and nothin on"
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Old Dec 19th, 2011, 08:51 AM   #32
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You can't get online and free without commercials (legitimately). They always insert ads at the usual spots.

However I tried playing shows from the Global Video app onto my Apple TV via Airplay, there are just 45 seconds of commercials and they're all at the right volume. The app itself is a bit buggy, that's my only complaint.

And there are some real gems on the iTunes stores worth getting anyway. The Sci-Fi series Eureka for example, only $17.99-$19.99 a season SD, +$5 for HD. Odd that the Apple TV only gives the option of buying the SD feed, even though it can stream HD movies.
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Old Dec 19th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #33
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I wish Apple had a model like Netflix. For $8 a month, you can watch as much as you want. The content is not great, but it's ok.

Apple has a lot more content on iTunes, so I'd be willing to pay quite a bit more. Probably even around $50 a month, if I had a la carte access to watch anything I wanted to on my Apple TV, iPhone and Mac. That would be awesome.
Having just bought a 40" Samsung Smart TV, I agree,
Apple TV really needs to extend an olive branch.

Even if they offered free local programs and then charged for main events,
Like sports and first run movies, Then I'd go for a membership.
But, As it is, I'm not busting my bank account to watch very much and buy apps as well,
Something has got to give eventually, Can't charge money for everything, It's bad for business.
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Old Dec 19th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #34
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Having just bought a 40" Samsung Smart TV, I agree,
Apple TV really needs to extend an olive branch.

Even if they offered free local programs and then charged for main events,
Like sports and first run movies, Then I'd go for a membership.
But, As it is, I'm not busting my bank account to watch very much and buy apps as well,
Something has got to give eventually, Can't charge money for everything, It's bad for business.
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Old Dec 20th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #35
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Local Programs Exist?
Canadian TV stations are listed on my Apple TV,
Just not so sure if I want to pay for the programs that are on them.

You won't find Newscasts, or weather, Just TV show episodes or seasons for rent.
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Interesting Development

Apple now has 'Complete My Season' available. For some TV shows that you've purchased single episodes, you can choose to complete the season in the same way we've been able to complete the purchase of an album.

Also as of today, all 9 episodes of Pan Am are available for free on iTunes.
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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 09:25 AM   #37
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Also as of today, all 9 episodes of Pan Am are available for free on iTunes.
Pan AM? That's not a TV show, it's a torture device.
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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 09:42 AM   #38
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Apple now has 'Complete My Season' available. For some TV shows that you've purchased single episodes, you can choose to complete the season in the same way we've been able to complete the purchase of an album.

Also as of today, all 9 episodes of Pan Am are available for free on iTunes.
Crap I would have liked to get this for my girlfriend she has wanted to watch this. Just checked it is not free anymore
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Pan AM? That's not a TV show, it's a torture device.
Hahaha. This.
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Pan AM? That's not a TV show, it's a torture device.
Hey don't shoot the messenger. I was just offering an example.
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