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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Is HBO max different from its HBO Now/Go, or is it just a rebranded offering?
    It is a catch all for all of their content. HBO Go only has stuff HBO has the rights to HBO Max will have everything Warner Brothers has the rights to. (like Friends and BBT) Think of it as WB+
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Is HBO max different from its HBO Now/Go, or is it just a rebranded offering?
    What Handy said.

    - HBO Go is access to HBO only programming streaming courtesy your TV provider.
    - HBO Now is access to HBO only programming streaming that you can subscribe to without a TV provider.
    - HBO Max is streaming everything Warner Brothers and HBO that you can subscribe to without a TV provider.

    Because if AT&T knows anything, they know how to over engineer a simple concept into way too many fractions in an effort to make things more difficult for everyone.

    See: The various flavors of AT&T/DirecTV.
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    I dropped HBO Now and Youtube TV about 6 weeks ago and honestly don't miss them. I may pick Youtube TV back up once the NHL season starts, but I'm unsure. I'll reactivate HBO Now if a show I'm interested in pops up, catch up on the back episodes that I've missed, and cancel again.

    The Disney streaming option seems like a no-brainer to me, if only for the Star Wars series. $4.99 a month may get me to ditch Netflix for a while too.
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    There is apparently something called Quibi. No idea. But it announced that Keifer Sutherland will star in a reboot of "The Fugitive" with production beginning in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansong View Post
    I dropped HBO Now and Youtube TV about 6 weeks ago and honestly don't miss them. I may pick Youtube TV back up once the NHL season starts, but I'm unsure. I'll reactivate HBO Now if a show I'm interested in pops up, catch up on the back episodes that I've missed, and cancel again.

    The Disney streaming option seems like a no-brainer to me, if only for the Star Wars series. $4.99 a month may get me to ditch Netflix for a while too.
    Were you able to watch Bruins games with YouTube TV? I'm thinking about cutting the cord as we already have Hulu (through Sprint) and Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plus, I've gotten away from watching most TV, but I do love watching hockey and am loathe to give it up. I'm also looking at Disney - though we're talking about getting rid of Prime, so I wouldn't feel bad about picking up Disney + at a fraction of the cost.

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    So someone went through and cataloged the whole Disney+ offering of streaming programming and...

    ... it's a pretty complete list of back programming.

    Even includes some lesser Disney syndicated cartoons like Gargoyles and Bonkers.

    Yeah, kicking myself for not jumping at the D23 deal for three years of programming now. I just didn't know then how complete the catalog would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonewe View Post
    Were you able to watch Bruins games with YouTube TV? I'm thinking about cutting the cord as we already have Hulu (through Sprint) and Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plus, I've gotten away from watching most TV, but I do love watching hockey and am loathe to give it up. I'm also looking at Disney - though we're talking about getting rid of Prime, so I wouldn't feel bad about picking up Disney + at a fraction of the cost.
    Yes, the big selling point for me was that it included NESN. It still does, but between the lack of hockey season (and the Sox ...) and the rate increase I dropped it. At least for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansong View Post
    Yes, the big selling point for me was that it included NESN. It still does, but between the lack of hockey season (and the Sox ...) and the rate increase I dropped it. At least for a while.
    Yeah - we would get it for hockey season. I didn't realize how much we were paying for cable until I redid our budget recently. I almost had a stroke. Considering all we watch is NHL network, Bruins games, and 4 TV series that we can watch on streaming, it really isn't worth it.

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    I have zero interest in watching old cartoons. Years ago I tried watching Ducktales and it just wasnt as good.
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    Yeah I donít get why people are creaming themselves over Disney cartoons. Their movies are ok but Iíll just rent it if I really want to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I have zero interest in watching old cartoons. Years ago I tried watching Ducktales and it just wasnt as good.
    When you're a kid, they're good because you think like a kid. When you get older, most cartoons that try to tell an actual story, unlike something simple (e.g. Looney Tunes), don't stand up well. What made logic sense when you're 10, doesn't hold up when you're 30. I tried this with He-Man and Transformers - loved both of them when I was in grade school (born in '77), and now they're just horribly unwatchable after an episode or two, once the nostalgia runs dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    When you're a kid, they're good because you think like a kid. When you get older, most cartoons that try to tell an actual story, unlike something simple (e.g. Looney Tunes), don't stand up well. What made logic sense when you're 10, doesn't hold up when you're 30. I tried this with He-Man and Transformers - loved both of them when I was in grade school (born in '77), and now they're just horribly unwatchable after an episode or two, once the nostalgia runs dry.
    Exactly. Now if I had kids...then I would sing a different tune. I would use Disney+ like my friends use Netflix and let the kid bingewatch all of it. But me...I can think of about 10000000 things I would rather do. More than likely re-watching them would destroy the good memories I have of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I have zero interest in watching old cartoons. Years ago I tried watching Ducktales and it just wasnt as good.
    First couple of seasons of Scooby Doo still hold up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    First couple of seasons of Scooby Doo still hold up.
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    Re: Cord cutting - what service to buy after the cable co goes away

    If the announced lineup at launch doesn't sell you on the Disney+ service this is sure to! Jon Favreau developing...wait for it....A Star Wars Holiday Special! Just what you always wanted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    If the announced lineup at launch doesn't sell you on the Disney+ service this is sure to! Jon Favreau developing...wait for it....A Star Wars Holiday Special! Just what you always wanted!
    That coupled with Beverly Hills chihuahua 3 will do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    If the announced lineup at launch doesn't sell you on the Disney+ service this is sure to! Jon Favreau developing...wait for it....A Star Wars Holiday Special! Just what you always wanted!
    It wont have Coked Out Carrie Fisher so I am out!
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    It wont have Coked Out Carrie Fisher so I am out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I have zero interest in watching old cartoons. Years ago I tried watching Ducktales and it just wasnt as good.
    Bugs Bunny is timeless.

    Rocky & Bullwinkle is even funnier now because everything parodied is way worse.

    I just started watching Popeyes from the 30s and 40s and they're balls deep funny and incredibly subversive.

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    Re: Cord cutting - what service to buy after the cable co goes away

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    When you're a kid, they're good because you think like a kid. When you get older, most cartoons that try to tell an actual story, unlike something simple (e.g. Looney Tunes), don't stand up well. What made logic sense when you're 10, doesn't hold up when you're 30. I tried this with He-Man and Transformers - loved both of them when I was in grade school (born in '77), and now they're just horribly unwatchable after an episode or two, once the nostalgia runs dry.
    Cartoons like Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man etc that were just toy commercials suck. There are lots of cartoons that don't fall into that category beyond just Looney Tunes.

    But Disney is banking on people mainlining nostalgia like it was heroin. Actually, most of Hollywood is with all these remakes, reboots and reimaginings. And it seems to be working out pretty well for them and their bank accounts.

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