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  1. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    WOW, how did I miss this news?? Thanks for alerting me on that. Love Mann's stuff.
     
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    New Looney Toons is awesome

    they kept the animation old school and did not modernize it.
    It would have sucked if they CGI Scooby Doo-ed it.

     
  3. tinman

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    99ers demand the best because they own legit TVs like LG OLEDS or SONY OLEDS and calibrate it to perfection

    I hear you brother
     
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy 99ers STAND BY

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    I went with the LG C9 over the E9 because C stands for CLUTCH.
     
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  5. tinman

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    I got the B8 from a year ago.
    We might be 99ers but our tech is always superior
     
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    Xerobull Dumbest guy in the room
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    ATT told me yesterday that I have Max free with my mobile phone plan. But since it’s not on Roku I don’t think I’ll use it. I’ll still use Go, though, so it won’t be gathering dust like Apple+.
     
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    No FireTv either so, other than my phone or laptop, I have no way of streaming this. Not going to sit in front of my laptop. I'll stick with GO for now, too.
     
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    Xerobull Dumbest guy in the room
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    I downloaded the app and it does have chromecast built in so that’s an option.
     
  9. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

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    You're an ED.
     
  10. Dave2000

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    fwiw, Rick and Morty on the service are uncensored, holy hell it's like watching it for the first time again
     
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    Infinite Contract Ratio


    99
     
  12. GRENDEL

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    Yeah, anything on HBO is going to be on the service...
     
  13. Xerobull

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    HBO Max won’t hit AT&T data caps, but Netflix and Disney Plus will

    Welcome to a world without net neutrality

    HBO Max, AT&T’s big bet on the future of streaming, will be excused from AT&T’s mobile data caps, while competing services like Netflix and Disney Plus will use up your data.

    That’s the follow-up from a Vergecast conversation with Tony Goncalves, the AT&T executive in charge of HBO Max. Asked whether HBO Max would hit the cap, Goncalves said his team “had the conversation” but didn’t have the answer. AT&T later confirmed to The Verge that HBO Max will be excused from the company’s traditional data caps and the soft data caps on unlimited plans.

    According to an AT&T executive familiar with the matter, HBO Max is using AT&T’s “sponsored data” system, which technically allows any company to pay to excuse its services from data caps. But since AT&T owns HBO Max, it’s just paying itself: the data fee shows up on the HBO Max books as an expense and on the AT&T Mobility books as revenue. For AT&T as a whole, it zeroes out. Compare that to a competitor like Netflix, which could theoretically pay AT&T for sponsored data, but it would be a pure cost.

    were owned by AT&T. It’s also why sponsored data systems fly in the face of net neutrality principles. AT&T’s streaming services have a major advantage over its competitors, all of which run up against the cap. But there’s no net neutrality in the United States anymore, so AT&T is free to give itself preferential treatment.

    “The network is the plumbing, and the content is the water. And you’re seeing water and the plumbing kind of coming together,” said Goncalves.
     
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    Got this email from Roku today...

    So, not only is there no movement towards getting MAX on Roku or Amazon, they're going to drop HBO GO? Seems smart, AT&T. Real smart.
     
  15. Mr.Scarface

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    It is a way to FORCE Roku and Amazon to agree to terms.
     
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    Bump.

    this **** has everything
     
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    I'm still in shock AT&T/HBO didn't roll this out with any 4k. I mean what a joke. Just because they have The Wire doesn't mean they need to use the technology from it...
     
  18. Jturbofuel

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    Still no roku app and peacock tv is doing the same thing.
     
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    Very interesting news. What they're doing is unethical. Pretty much definition unfair competition. Everything against what net neutrality stands for.

    Congress digital literacy is terrible, so they get away with it. (for now)
     
  20. Deckard

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    No 4K? That’s remarkably stupid. I’m glad I don’t use their service.
     
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