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Foxtel pricing + other Foxtel discussion

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by Stooge007, Oct 4, 2011.

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    Stooge007

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    yep, Platinum HD + Presto for $89/month (IQ2 box)

    my brother in law also rang up recently, was paying full price, they apparently offered $89/month without too much hassle

    so yeah, call up and test your negotiation skills ;)
     
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    May as well pack it in now then because it looks to me like Mercedes may have pulled away if anything.

    I cancelled the sports pack at the end of the season last year. If Melbourne turns into a romp fest for the Mercs I won't be turning it back on.
     
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    IQ2 still preferred over the IQ3? IQ3 still have those issues from a while back?
     
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    IQ3's gremlins have been largely put to bed, but who cares?
     
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    My IQ3 has been fine, had a couple of bugs when I first got it but hasn't been an issue since.

    As long as it records shows and changes channels I'm happy :)
     
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    I wouldn't say so, IQ2 was limited and slow but reliable, the IQ3 is still diabolically unreliable.
     
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    No doubt, it is a cynical gouge, straight up.
     
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    oh noes, one whole dollar! The disgrace of it.
     
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    lol, yeah, it's pretty stupid, people will complain over everything. Cancel it if it's that much of an issue.

    Mine didn't go up, I just signed up for the $89 for 12 months deal before the price rise was announced :)
     
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    to get a similar viewing experience to the Foxtel Platinum HD package, what streaming services would you need?

    Netflix US, HBO (for Game of Thrones), and what else?
     
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    No way to emulate Fox sports (aka the HD package)

    But you would also need Hulu for up to date tv
     
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    Netflix, Hulu, HBO, <SportCode> and probably CBS and you will still miss some shows.

    And these companies wonder why people just end up downloading the shit they want.....
     
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    hmmm . . so i'd need Foxtel for sports ($50/month), then a bunch of other streaming services that would probably end up costing me as much (or more?) as the $89/month i pay on Foxtel?

    the bonus being that the streaming stuff would be on-demand
     
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    And no ads. And pointless getting foxtel without getting HD
     
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    Yep, I currently have Fox (Platinum) Netflix and Hulu. I like the streaming services and want to support the idea, but it's becoming far simpler just to have Fox with everything on and setup to record.

    Ends up being an on demand type service anyway.

    I only use Netflix for older shows, (Lost, Battlestar) and Netflix originals, same for Hulu. Hulu also gets new eps of Simpsons and a lot Anime.
     
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    ah yes, no ads would be good

    i am watching a few shows from Foxtel boxsets, and love not having ads!

    being uber lazy here, but what does Netflix, Hulu, HBO and CBS cost???
     
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    They are all ~ $10 US a month. Give or take a few bucks.
     
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    All between 10-15 per month.

    Plus a VPN or DNS unblocker.
     

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