Foxtel & Netflix

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  1. Tonibell

    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    Foxtel is largely about sport - if you want quality sport it is well worth it and there really are no alternatives (maybe KAYO).

    With 3 absolute sports nuts in our family there is no choice.
     
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  2. MTR

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    So no one interested in doco crime???
    Or fox?? am I the only one
    I dont watch sports
     
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  3. wylie

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    Hubby loves the sport and movies on Foxtel and I love the lifestyle and renovating shows. Different people find value in things where others think it is a waste of money.

    I do get annoyed though that with Foxtel you are forced to take a whole package just to get one channel. At times I think I'll remove some packages but I'm not going to rip the sport or movies out from under my husband. So we continue to pay.

    We also have Netflix and a few other things that I don't bother with, but hubby does enjoy them, and we can afford $1k for the year to have Foxtel.

    I see it as no different to someone judging others because they drive a car that is more expensive than the one you are prepared to drive. Or paying for private health when you think it is unnecessary, or sending children to a private school when you can go free at the local state school.

    These are choices to be made by those who are paying, surely.

    Or living in a $3m house when you get a warm roof over your head in a $800k house. It comes down to -

    . can you afford Foxtel (or an expensive vehicle)?
    . are you prepared to pay for it?

    Each to his/her own.
     
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    Let me teach you how to channel surf :D - don't think anyone's judging - it's simply personal choice (and time)
     
  5. geoffw

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    I don't really find many things worth watching on live FTA, especially the commercial channels - and the volume of ads makes it even less watchable. Sometimes there will be programs on catch-up TV on SBS or ABC, more often there will be something ad free on Netflix.

    And I've just recently found that I can get BBC with a VPN.

    I watch a fair amount of non English language stuff on Netflix now, especially, but not exclusively, in Spanish. "Money Heist", which we really enjoyed, was apparently the most popular non English show on Netflix. I watch with subtitles, but apparently Netflix have invested a lot into making much better voice dubbing for some of their more popular shows.
     
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    We refuse to watch ads. We record everything and zip through the adverts.
     
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    I never watch any of the ads on Netflix ;-). I'll watch program promos though at the start of ABC and BBC shows.
     
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    O what? There are other channels besides SBS and ABC. I need to get a life.......
     
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    I'm having enough issues wondering what to do when we have our coax broadband cut off "sometime". Our house is NBN ready but I'm stressed to the max about having to change the email address I've been using for more than 20 years. Every day we log into the local community FB page and get swamped with complaints about nbn and lost internet.

    THEN one has too think about tv and nbn - too hard.
     
  10. PandS

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    I got both Netflix and Stan not much of sport watching person, so don’t care about Foxtel

    I actually prefer Stan content now over Netflix
    Stan less content but more quality from
    Disney, showtime, Warner, CBS etc.

    With Stan more time watching less searching and browsing.

    Netflix subscriptions ends next month and keeping Stan.

    Give Stan a trial you be surprised with the content, I was skeptical until I give it 30 days trial
     
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    Just waiting for this year Formula One season to finish and I think I will be dropping Foxtel. I have had Foxtel for around 4 years, think I will switching over to Kayo to save money and try and have a life without the big flat sceen TV.

    I have a really really bad habit of taping stuff and then will watch at a later date in 3-4 months time. I still have four episodes of Das Boat to watch from SBS. I hang out surfing the internet to much, beside a very bad gaming habit I currently have lol.
     
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    Stan is easier to nagivate imo
     
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    This was great

    the art of self defence
     
  14. Pumpkin

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    I just googled and it's Youtube or GooglePlay?
     
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    After watching some of the reviews on "The Mandalorian" I'm considering subscribing to Disney+ for a couple of months.

    This series is getting amazing reviews and is what it needs to be for a Star Wars series. A far cry from the rubbish SW movies Disney has produced recently. I'm considering a short term subscription to encourage them to make more like this.
     
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    Season 3 of 'The Crown' begins tonight ... :D
     
  17. geoffw

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    I'm never quite sure what time of day a new series comes on. Presumably it's based on the local timeline the US - but I don't know if it's 7, 8, 9 or 10 local time. #FWP

    Edit: it must be 7 pm AEDST. It's available now (7:50 pm). That's earlier than I expected.
     
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  18. balwoges

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    Just watched 3 episodes, disappointed, filmed in the shadows - dreary to watch - to think I looked forward for 12 months for series 3 ... :eek:
     
  19. MTR

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    Oh no
     
  20. Mumbai

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    Same boat as you. Could not get myself to watch more. This is coming from someone who likes off-beats.