In these economics, how do u justify HTV costing the same as HBO??

beaniemac

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In these economic times, how do u justify HTV costing the same as HBO??

I have comcast and I have HBO, but I dont' subscribe to HTV. but with HBO, I get 10 channels, 7 of which are in HD, and I also get HBO on demand. with HTV, u get mostly replays of the sirius shows with a couple of original content thrown in. but are about $15 a month, but which do u think is the better value?? IMO, HBO is hands down is the better value.
 
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Snoozer

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It's worth what people are willing to pay. As long as people are paying that price they'll keep it there.
I just wish you could get HTV here. I'd give it a shot at least for a month or two.
 

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I had Howard TV for a few months then cancelled because there just wasn't enough programming that I was interested in. In Demand contacted me a little while later and offered me Howard TV at half price if I would re-sign.
 

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I couldn't justify the price. I didn't watch it enough, so it wasn't worth the $10/month. Once I realized it wasn't worth it, I still kept paying, but I constantly posted how horrible it was for the enormous price, complained on a daily basis how bad it was compared to the E! show, and screamed and cried every time Beth was featured; all while watching every episode so that I'd have have a constant supply of material to bitch about!!!!


Errrrrm . . . just kidding. I actually canceled HTV years ago and never mentioned it again until now.

Anybody who thinks it's worth it, the more power to you and I'm glad you enjoy it. Peace.
 

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We dropped HBO quite a few years ago. I never felt it was worth the price I paid for it, considering that I really only watched The Sopranos at the time. I'm also not sure I'd pay the monthly price for Howard TV, but I think I'd probably watch it more than HBO if I had them in my house. But since I have Dish Network, its an academic thought at best, since I can't get HTV.
 
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Why in the world would anyone pay when you can get it for free off any bittorrent site? Now that's some real stimulus for ya! Suck on that economy!
 

Die_LaMattres

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8 actually. Just kidding. I'd like to get it for a month just so I could check it out for myself and make up my own mind.

Sometimes they run a special - One month of HTV for a penny. They probably put on the best programming during that time to lure people to stay on, so that might be the way to go if the offer comes up again.

I have Comcast, and they've offered it at least twice in the past few years.
 

beaniemac

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I couldn't justify the price. I didn't watch it enough, so it wasn't worth the $10/month. Once I realized it wasn't worth it, I still kept paying, but I constantly posted how horrible it was for the enormous price, complained on a daily basis how bad it was compared to the E! show, and screamed and cried every time Beth was featured; all while watching every episode so that I'd have have a constant supply of material to bitch about!!!!


Errrrrm . . . just kidding. I actually canceled HTV years ago and never mentioned it again until now.

Anybody who thinks it's worth it, the more power to you and I'm glad you enjoy it. Peace.

I had it for about 2 months as well in 2006. then they wanted to raise it to $15, and I was like "f*ck that" and cancelled. like other people said, there isn't enough new and good content to justify it IMO.
 

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Why in the world would anyone pay when you can get it for free off any bittorrent site? Now that's some real stimulus for ya! Suck on that economy!

1) support the show
2) watch in HD
3) sit on a nice couch, as opposed to a lovely computer chair while they watch
4) watch a huge-ass screen instead of a computer monitor
5) not have to worry about any viruses that may be included with the files

There's five reasons right there. Not everyone likes to steal.

Do you steal your computer too? What about groceries?
 
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I had HTV when it first came out, but the price was too high, especially with fees and taxes.

I heard that HTV has the technology to determine which shows are watched the most, do they have the technology to reveal the number of subscribers?
 

ProperModulation

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I don't mind the cost, but I don't find myself really watching much anymore. I struggle just to find time to listen to the radio show each week. Although it is very cool to watch some of the more interesting segments on TV, most of the rest of the stuff on there ranges from OK to LAME. In my opinion it's worth about 7-10 bucks a month so the $13 or so that I pay is a little too much for what I actually get. However, I do like the fact that I am supporting the show and not stealing something that I should be paying for.
 

beaniemac

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1) support the show
2) watch in HD
3) sit on a nice couch, as opposed to a lovely computer chair while they watch
4) watch a huge-ass screen instead of a computer monitor
5) not have to worry about any viruses that may be included with the files

There's five reasons right there. Not everyone likes to steal.

Do you steal your computer too? What about groceries?

I dont waste my time of even trying to steal the show. but its not like you couldn't stream it from ur laptop to ur tv if u have a ps3 or xbox. I'm just sayin.......
 

beaniemac

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I had HTV when it first came out, but the price was too high, especially with fees and taxes.

I heard that HTV has the technology to determine which shows are watched the most, do they have the technology to reveal the number of subscribers?

now thats the million dollar question. I would love to know the number of subscribers they have on HTV.