Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[3]: Don't understand
by bert64 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Don't understand"
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Simultaneous worldwide distribution is most definitely not pointless... People should have the choice between seeing the original language version now, or a translated version when its ready.

Even the UK, Australia, New Zealand and other english speaking countries often have to wait a long time to see american shows where no translation is required at all.

As for wanting the "fix" as quickly as possible, i would very much prefer not to wait to see a show... Why? Because i read various international websites (such as this one) and speak to friends in other countries, they will have seen the shows as soon as they became available and i would be exposed to spoilers which would diminish my enjoyment of the show when i subsequently came to see it.

When it comes to paying for what i get, i would be happy to pay if a paid service was available with the same level and quality of service as a torrent site.

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