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A Dance with Monkeys

    Heh. Yeah, Samsung is on record as saying that Apple does not scare them. But Samsung's products can be flimsy.


    Needs more cowbell!

      I think with Amazon Prime it's just certain shows/movies that are included. You can rent/buy other stuff from Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Prime videos and Amazon Instant Videos are 2 different things.

       

      Ahhh...OK, that's kind of what I was thinking when I was looking, but I wasn't sure.  Amazon could do a lot to make the 2 services clearer.

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        Ahhh...OK, that's kind of what I was thinking when I was looking, but I wasn't sure.  Amazon could do a lot to make the 2 services clearer.

         I guess it is also confusing because if you're not a Prime member (i'm not), there's stuff that is free for Prime but rentable/buyable for non Prime people.


        Needs more cowbell!

          Heh. Yeah, Samsung is on record as saying that Apple does not scare them. But Samsung's products can be flimsy.

           

          I wonder what Apple TVs would cost?  I have an LG monitor with specs that are better than a comparable Apple monitor and LOVE it.  It cost about a third what the Apple would have cost, as well.  I'm an Apple fan, but I'm not sure their monitors are really worth the price.  I wouldn't buy a Samsung monitor or another TV after our experience, though.

          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

            There are some shows (Weeds, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother) I got hooked on through Netflix and now have to wait wait wait for the new seasons to someday show up on Netflix. But I don't mind. And it's also kind of nice to be able to watch a whole season in its entirety on my own schedule.

              I wonder what Apple TVs would cost?  I have an LG monitor with specs that are better than a comparable Apple monitor and LOVE it.  It cost about a third what the Apple would have cost, as well.  I'm an Apple fan, but I'm not sure their monitors are really worth the price.  I wouldn't buy a Samsung monitor or another TV after our experience, though.

               I sure wouldn't buy another Samsung smartphone. Samsuck indeed.


              Needs more cowbell!

                 I sure wouldn't buy another Samsung smartphone. Samsuck indeed.

                 

                One of my best cells was a Samsung (Juke...loved that goofy little phone, though it wasn't useful as anything more than a really portable phone...texting was a nightmare)...and one of my worst was also a Samsung (Alias 2).

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                Interval Junkie --Nobby

                  My sister is a huge How I Met Your Mother fan.  Wow, that would take a long time to get caught up!

                   

                  Not really.  You just fast forward to the Barney parts and skip over the rest. Wink

                   

                  The problem with Hulu Plus is that you also get the commercial interruptions.  The only real benefit of Plus over normal Hulu is that you can watch it on your TV.  Oh, and you get to see episodes closer to their air-date by a week.

                   

                  I had Prime last year but decided it was costing me more in impulse buying than "let's see, just $2 more to my cart for free shipping" did.  I think I watched 1 Prime movie.  The selection was pretty bad last year and the fee is obnoxious when you already have Netflix and Redbox available.  Perhaps the biggest hurdle is that your Netflix ratings don't transfer over the Prime -- that doesn't sound so bad until you order something only to find out you already watched it on Netflix 2 years ago.

                   

                  BTW: I use a standard Blu-Ray DVD player that has software for streaming that i picked up for $160.

                   

                  I'm still looking for an AMC hookup, though.  Mrs. Stadjak and I host Mad Men Martini Mondays for a group of friends and colleagues.

                  2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

                  Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

                    Both seasons of The Walking Dead are available in high quality free online. New episodes usually stream an hour or so after they air. No downloads, no subscriptions, no commercials. 


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Both seasons of The Walking Dead are available in high quality free online. New episodes usually stream an hour or so after they air. No downloads, no subscriptions, no commercials. 

                       

                      Interesting...

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        I've got a Kindle Fire and Amazon Prime.  Love 'em.  I'm not a big tv viewer, but I've been enjoying Arrested Development and Sons of Anarchy.  Pretty much limiting myself to the "free" things, though DW & I paid for one movie recently.  And, yes, impulse buying is incredibly easy.

                         

                        Maybe this helps you see what is free with Prime.  Downton Abby and Dora are biggies, right?

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Maybe this helps you see what is free with Prime.  Downton Abby and Dora are biggies, right?

                           

                          I'm afraid of Downton Abbey...it sounds like it carries a very high addiction potential.

                           

                          X-Files is on there...danger!!!!  I priced the full set recently...it's hard to find and VERY expensive!  I miss my Mulder and Sculley adventures, though. Smile

                          Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Needs more cowbell!

                            Thought of another question...what sort of broadband speeds does one need to do Internet TV services?  Right now we've got the slowest cable package, because we don't really need to stream faster.  I'm assuming with HD we'd have to bump up to a faster package...?

                            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                            '14 Goals:

                            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                              Thought of another question...what sort of broadband speeds does one need to do Internet TV services?  Right now we've got the slowest cable package, because we don't really need to stream faster.  I'm assuming with HD we'd have to bump up to a faster package...?

                               

                              You shouldn't have to upgrade your service.


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                You shouldn't have to upgrade your service.

                                 

                                Really?  That would be cool.  I know HD movie trailers take a while to download, though, so I wonder if our connection is fast enough.  I'd have to check with the hubby, but I think our speed is only 15mbps, at best.

                                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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