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HULU Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Source Components II' started by hawk52, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. hawk52

    hawk52 Well-Known Member

    Seriously considering cutting out the cable 100%. I looked at YOUTUBE TV, but can't get live local with them in my area. HULU does offer it and price is the same $40/month. YT TV offers unlimited DVR, HULU 50 hours. Can manage that. As far as stations beyond the locals either will fulfill our needs.
    So, opinions on quality, support if needed, and any other items. Thanks.
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I think DirecTVNow has the better overall service at their intro pricing. Their cloud DVR is also launching soon. I have it and supplement it with Hulu (commercial-free). I don’t have anything to complain about for the Hulu app that I am using.
     
  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Does DirectTVNow have local channels for every market?
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    ^ I don’t know the answer to that, I do get Philly locals here. Maybe you can enter your zip code on their site and find out.
     
  5. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

  6. hawk52

    hawk52 Well-Known Member

  7. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I have Hulu and DTV Now and I consider them very different services.

    DTV Now is really a live TV replacement. The bulk of its content is live streams of what you’d get from a regular cable provider. The on-demand content is pretty sparse. Typically only two or three random episodes. So not having DVR capability is a drawback but should be available soon.

    Hulu is all about on demand content. They have a ton more on-demand available but it may be a week, weeks, or even a season or two behind what’s available live.
     
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    When I looked online at Hulu’s site, it looked like they’re trying to offer (Beta) a competitive product comparable to SlingTV, DirecTVNow, etc....$39.99/mo for 50+ channels and then some add-ons.
     
  9. hawk52

    hawk52 Well-Known Member

    Yea that is what I am looking at. Says beta but it is up and running. Really no risk as you can cancel anytime. Curious about video quality?
    I did not check Sling. Will but no local no deal.
     
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    Assuming you’ve got decent internet speeds the PQ should be fine.
     
  11. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Yeah ... I’m not using Hulu for live streams but the PQ of the on-demand stuff is good.
     
  12. Haywood

    Haywood Well-Known Member Famous

    We got YouTube TV to watch holiday programming and the Olympics. It is pretty solid, for the most part, despite some early picture quality struggles that are mostly resolved.

    I love that it ties in with our Google Family stuff, so up to five family members can use it with their Google accounts. This is a nice feature for us because we also use Google Play Music and YouTube Red.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  13. hawk52

    hawk52 Well-Known Member

    Thanks this would be my preferred solution. Again it comes down to the locals. I signed up for updates on the offering of local stations being offered.
     
  14. lakedmb

    lakedmb Well-Known Member

    Are you not able to get locals with an OTA antenna?
     
  15. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    I was happy to give up the local stations. The only local broadcasts I care about are news and weather, and I get all of that, and in greater depth and variety, free and online.
     

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