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HBO to go with Roku and DIRECTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jappleboy, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. tonyd79

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    This was actually HBO's fear a while back and why they had very limited On Demand.

    It is a bit scary, though, that people are giving out (even to family members) their ACCOUNT passwords. I would never give anyone my DirecTV password.
     
  2. goinsleeper

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    Even the Samsung Smart TV app is well thought out. The only downside is if you fast forward or rewind, you've got an 80% chance of throwing off the lip zync, which means you get to watch the intro's to every episode of every show lol.
     
  3. Volatility

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    Agreed. That is a bad idea all around to give out your login information like that on something where you are accrued monthly charges. That person may give out your information to someone else and before you know their are a ton of random people with your login credentials. I concentrated in Information Assurance in college so that just makes me cringe :-/
     
  4. grecorj

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    Actually, you're allowed to share HBO Go with 3 (I think that's the limit) family members. It's in their terms of service. You create "sub-accounts" with your cable/sat provider* and that's what they use to log in. You - as the primary account holder - control the sub-accounts including what can be viewed.

    *Of course, I don't know that you can create "sub-accounts" with DirecTV. With other providers - TWC, Cablevision, etc.) - you can, I can confirm that someone has done this as a TWC subscriber.
     
  5. grecorj

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    Here's an article in the NYTimes that states that HBO allows 3 family accounts.
     
  6. Beerstalker

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    You are allowed to share it with "household members" meaning people that live in the same house as the one paying for it. What these people are doing sharing their logins with their friends/families who don't live with them is against the terms of service.
     
  7. grecorj

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    Meh. The NYTimes says "family members". The NYTimes is the paper of record. I'll go with their definition. :D
     
  8. Volatility

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    family members in the same household yes others no. Like hey man if you want a chance of your account being compromised than thats up to you.
     
  9. bungi43

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    It's the bad scenario.

    Media Moguls: Stealing our stuff forces us to raise prices
    Consumers: Rising prices force us to steal/share our TV


    Nobody wins. At least HBO doesn't seem to care, which in all honesty is the way to go.

    In today's society...there will always be the people who will pay for it, no matter the cost, and there were always be people who steal it, no matter the cost.
     
  10. Diana C

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    Well, unlike the iOS and web interfaces, on the Roku you only have to enter your account information once...so you could, for example, just setup it up for you kid at college, and they wouldn't need to know your account password.
     
  11. Rich

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    Take one with you, I do.

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    Just have to get used to it. I use it quite frequently.

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    I just sent back a Roku 3, didn't like it, but it did have a screen that said HBO to Go would be on it soon.

    Rich
     
  14. davring

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    HBO did a great job with newest iOS app, you can now stream, via Airplay, from your iPhone or iPad. the picture quality is very good, but what I really enjoy is that the streaming is in the background, you can now use the iPad for other functions while it streams the showing
     
  15. HinterXGames

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    "I had the information of a guy in New Jersey that I had once met in a Mexican restaurant."
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    Who would give their account information out to a complete stranger.
     
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  17. itzme

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    I recently tried the HBOGO app and airplay (wifi, no hdmi cable), and I have to admit I was blown away by the picture quality and dolby 5.1 surround sound. It was the same as HBO OD. I also agree that the HBO OD on channel 1501 is slow, clunky and hard to use. We used HBO OD and started to watch The Wire season 1. We recorded the first couple episodes onto our HR24, and deleted episodes after viewing them. When we went to get the next few episodes it was very hard to figure out which one was next. The UI indicated season and epidsode by number (S1:05, which is helpful), but the DVR only displayed the episode name, so I couldn't easily tell where I left off.

    The DVR really needs to refer to the series episode and number somewhere. I may go back to the Ipad or the HBO GO app on my Samsung SmartTV, but I think both of those are vulnerable to lip sync issues if you mess with trickplay.
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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    That's true but I've used my laptop and HBOGo to watch what I want. I just plug it into the TV and I go.

    Mike
     
  19. scott0702

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    HBO Go still is not listing Directv for Roku. I hope this will change this year.
     
  20. scott0702

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    HBO Go still is not listing Directv for Roku. I hope this will change this year.
     

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