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Re: Ads for Discovery Plus

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This is a great article. The cables companies are putting themselves out of business by continuing to raise prices .  How much can a person be expected to pay for service? 

 

I would not have any problem cutting the cord. I really don't watch TV. I stream everything.

 

LOL, that day is coming soon. It would depend how much it will  cost for the content, I like. 

 

 

 

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Some of the shows aren't that great.  I like the Crime shows as well as anybody, but they boring sometimes.  And I especially dislike Disappeared, Unsolved Mysteries, etc.  Those shows have no resolution at the end. Also annoying are the Nature ones, which don't have a lot research and science behind them.  More for titillating then anything else.  Those absurd summer Shark documentaries for example. I'm assuming this new streaming will be without ads?  I would hope so.  The ads on this network are short, but endless.

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@songbird wrote:

Some of the shows aren't that great.  I like the Crime shows as well as anybody, but they boring sometimes.  And I especially dislike Disappeared, Unsolved Mysteries, etc.  Those shows have no resolution at the end. Also annoying are the Nature ones, which don't have a lot research and science behind them.  More for titillating then anything else.  Those absurd summer Shark documentaries for example. I'm assuming this new streaming will be without ads?  I would hope so.  The ads on this network are short, but endless.


@songbird what I could find is $4.99 with ads, $9.99 without ads.  It's not only the ID channel, it's all the channels in the Discovery network, like Food Network, HGTV, TLC, etc.

By the time someone that cut the cord pays for all the streaming services they want they might as well go back to cable.

 

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@CelticCrafter I'm thinking along those lines too.We just signed up for 2 free wks if YouTube tv.Got the date on calendar if need to cancel. It has hubby's sports which is most important. It's $65 a month.Some say it went up after few months.

 

We have to keep Spectrum internet to stream which iS

$70.Haven't cancelled cable yet but it went up to $212 .

Increase of $13. Must be off one of those special deals.Can't never get thru to them.

 

Told hubby we gonna have to do something before it comes due again.

 

Just give me Andy G. alk the time and I'm fine .I can get what I want on Roku or Fire stick.

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Now television is almost as confusing as smart phones and computers 😱   But we'll figure it all out just like we have with phones, tablets and social media. 

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@mspatmac wrote:

Now television is almost as confusing as smart phones and computers 😱   But we'll figure it all out just like we have with phones, tablets and social media. 


There is so much to watch. 

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I cut the cord for a while back. Cable and satellite tv are just too dark for me. Lots of really creepy crime shows and fake conspiracy shows. And if you flip through channels or leave on a movie channel for long enough eventually you'll have a horror movie murderer jumping at you.

 

I have no reason to go back to it. I would not be interested in Discovery anything. They left behind their original interesting educational programing a long time ago, as have many cable channels. I remember when watching the History channel and Arts And Entertainment and Bravo was a pleasant experience that didn't involve nazis millionaires or aliens.

 

Ala carte streaming isn't just about saving money. It's about on demand access to the fun upbeat shows I actually enjoy. Like British Baking, Korean dramas, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Top Chef, classic movies, romantic comedies, Are You Being Served, American Ninja Warrior. That's not even getting into DH's penchant for political dramas and space operas.

 

On cable I was stuck with seemingly hundreds of channels of unwatchable dreck and I really disliked it. I also did not feel comfortable funding channels whose entire ethos I found repugnant.

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