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[–] SpitfireXVI 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

TV is dead. Accept this fact: HBO

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[–] FormerlyKnownAsGkar 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

IIRC, you can only get HBO content via streaming video if you subscribe to HBO through a cable provider.

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[–] Thinspiration 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And they are awful.

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[–] ForgotMyName 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

Exactly. I was as mad at HBO as everyone else for a long time. But now you can subscribe to their stuff without having cable and you get the first month for free to see if you even like it.

If you're patient enough you can even wait until all of the GoT episodes are released, get your free month, watch them, and then cancel (I did this last year). They know some people will do this. They're betting that you'll like their service enough to stick around.

So, pirates, if your excuse is always, "make your stuff easy to get," then stfu and put your money where your mouth is. They've invested money in a service to make their stuff easy to get. They listened. So, if you're still pirating it at this point you're either a liar or you're just a die-hard pirate and never used that as an excuse in the first place.

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[–] ToFat2Fish 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Vpns are a beautiful thing, have fun investigating that server in South America

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[–] DoomMantia 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Fun fact: nobody gives a shit about Internet piracy in South America, so one can pirate anything with no repercussions.

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[–] ObscureReference 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones I will give HBO credit and they do allow stand alone streaming. And if you want to use torrent, your call, but don't say HBO is not giving you options.

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[–] Kadynce 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

HBO Now is $15 a month. You have to download the app on your phone first but then once you sign up, you can access it from anywhere on a desktop. Also, the first month is FREE, that is at least 4 GoT episodes.

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This guy is on point. You tell 'em.

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[–] Questionssm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

HBO now and Go are viewable in any web browser.

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[–] CyrexCore2k 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They have HBO Now on Rokus which cost like $30.

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[–] LlamaMan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Not in Canada, costs me $49.99/mo and a bell subscription.

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Damn. Sorry you have to deal with Bell.

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[–] OneOfTheBoys 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

HBO isn't giving me options) and no signing up for Foxtel for 12 months and paying over a grand does not count as a legitimate option.

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[–] ObscureReference 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I used to be able to sign onto Netflix with a VPN and get other content. I feel the same way.

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[–] FormerlyKnownAsGkar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yes they can - in general folks want to be honest; they just drop to stealing it when "honest" is too hard or stupidly expensive.

The real issue for HBO are the people who subscribe just to watch GoT. If they made it available via Amazon for less than the cost of subscribing, a whole lot of folks would drop HBO and never look back.

I think it was "The Sopranos" where people would actually subscribe to HBO on the season premiere and drop it after each season finale. I'm willing to bet the same thing happens with GoT. You don't look at things like that and think "we should just sell that one piece separately so people don't have to subscribe"

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[–] Questionssm 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

DRM free.

OMG. GOLD.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Trying to curb piracy is a waste of time and will just piss people off. The fact is most of the pirates wouldn't buy it if that was the only option

The best thing you can do is make sure there is the best possible access and experience for those that do pay for it. Forget the pirates

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[–] Darc808 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The fact is most of the pirates wouldn't buy it if that was the only option

This majority is irrelevant for HBO. The ones that would, even if they are the minority, matter.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Do they though? Will it really offset the money they are spending on enforcement?

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[–] 5158214? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If HBO keeps on falsely accusing me of downloading a TV series I can stream for free from their own website, they're going to be losing a customer.

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[–] sdgsdgsdgsg 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol, a neighbor got an email from their ISP basically saying 'dont download game of thrones'. Neighbor is technologically illiterate, has no idea what game of thrones is. Other neighbor was using him as a proxy to DL GoT. Id love to see that one go to court. Dudes actually innocent but I bet he gets assraped by HBO.

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[–] knightwarrior41 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

wow poor neighbor of yours. didnt you told him how to tighten his security so that doesnt happen to him again?

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[–] sdgsdgsdgsg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

why?

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[–] nobslob 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

i have hbo now, it's pretty good and a nice layout. I use it through amazon's firetv, I don't like watching tv on my laptop, desktop, or phone.

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[–] knightwarrior41 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i think i will subscribe by next month when comcast expand their current data caps from 300gb to 1 terabyte

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