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Comment Re:The price hike is minimal... (Score 1) 450

I dropped Netflix a few months ago, for a couple of reasons. One was that they weren't keeping a lot of the classic TV I like (don't care for most of the newer shows or their "Netflix Originals"). The other was I don't like how they started shrinking the closing credits into a small box on the Roku without an option to turn that "feature" off by default. Annoying to have to grab the remote at the end of a show or movie to enlarge the credits. I'm mainly watching Hulu now, along with CBS All Access and Acorn TV.

Comment Re:They don't mind if you cancel either (Score 1) 72

I dropped Netflix a few months ago, for a couple of reasons. One was that they weren't keeping a lot of the classic TV I like (don't care for most of the newer shows or their "Netflix Originals"). The other was I don't like how they started shrinking the closing credits into a small box on the Roku without an option to turn that "feature" off by default. Annoying to have to grab the remote at the end of a show or movie to enlarge the credits. I'm mainly watching Hulu now, along with CBS All Access and Acorn TV.

Comment Re:I don't (Score 1) 507

Both my Sony televisions, the one in the living room and the bedroom, are from around 2008, so no "smartness" built in. When they stop working and I have to get new TVs, if all that is available are "smart" ones, I'll buy those, but never connect them to the internet or use the smart app portion.

Comment Re:And we'll all happily pay it... (Score 1) 213

Does that better content library include older shows? I'd heard that Hulu's main advantage was in more current shows (most of which suck), and NF had as much or more older stuff.

Hulu is great for older shows. In my queue, I currently have shows like Green Acres, Family Affair, The Addams Family, The Incredible Hulk, Lou Grant, the original Battlestar Galactica, Space:1999, The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, Car 54 Where Are You?, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation, CSI:Miami, Dark Shadows, My Favorite Martian, The Lone Ranger, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mister Ed, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits... just to name a few.

Comment Re:Probably not worth it (Score 1) 213

I dropped Netflix a few months ago, for a couple of reasons. One was that they weren't keeping a lot of the classic TV I like (don't care for most of the newer shows or their "Netflix Originals"). The other was I don't like how they started shrinking the closing credits into a small box on the Roku without an option to turn that "feature" off by default. Annoying to have to grab the remote at the end of a show or movie to enlarge the credits.

Comment Re:That's great if you have a mobile phone (Score 1) 213

I don't. I tried to sign up with Yahoo a few weeks ago and got cockblocked by this. They required a mobile number.

I've been using Yahoo Plus Email (the paid version) for about 12 years. If they start REQUIRING me to use a mobile phone to access my account, I'll just have to cancel the account. Never owned a mobile phone, and not going to get one JUST to access an email account!

Comment Re:Better service though... (Score 1) 286

I dropped cable (actually Dish Network) a few years ago. Was paying for 250 channels, and most nights, when I'd find something worth watching, it'd be on one of the local TV stations, NOT on the cable networks, which were filling up with insipid "reality shows". Cancelled service, put up a good quality outdoor antenna, and haven't missed cable at all. Getting 19 over-the-air channels, all the major broadcast networks. Find MORE than enough to watch. Only have 6Mbps DSL though, and sharing it with my son, so haven't subscribed to any online streaming video services. Did the Netflix free trial, but dropped it before I was billed, because of excessive buffering. On days nothing is on TV I want to watch, I fall back to my extensive DVD/Blu-ray collection.

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