dealsxbox live 1 week free trial to hulu plus - no…

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I saw this on the dashboard earlier, but I didn't realize the trial could be extended w/ CC info.. Awesome.

Anybody have/tried Hulu Plus before? I've seen tons of offers for it, for a long time, just don't know if it's worth it or not..

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Be nice if my Samsung blu ray would let me access Hula through it... but it won't..some models do and some don't..Way to go Samsung...get off the stick and upgrade your firmware.!
There I got it off my chest...check your Samsung to see if it works with HULA !

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i'm glad they kept your deal up, i posted the same thing a few days ago and they pulled it for some reason

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I know what I'm trying tonight

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Give my credit card info to Hulu/Microsoft to extend a free trial? After the recent PSN incident? No thanks. I'll enjoy my free week. I'll buy any Microsoft points and Live Gold codes with cash while wearing my tinfoil hat.

(I did, however, give it a woot for the free week of Hulu Plus.)

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Whoa, there are ads in this? Is that just for the trial or do paying members get ads too? I WON'T be buying this to watch ads. Gotta get the most outta this free week then!

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@shadetreescouser: I've been able to stream Hulu Plus straight to my Samsung TV for almost a year now. Must just be your blue-ray model, because Samsung products definitely can do it.

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You still get ads even if your pay for it. the only good thing about plus is u get more shows to watch

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Ads after paying, screw you Hulu.

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@jreednet: The amount of ads is not bad or as much as watching the show on TV but they are still there. I think they are really only on the newer stuff.

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While there are a few advertisements, they are far less obtrusive than the commercials if you had watched the show live.

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Hulu Plus also adds 1080p video, while Hulu stops at 480p. I just ended a free trial, and wasn't a huge fan, but will gladly take another week. Not being on Xbox was my biggest issue - I'm not going to pay $8 to watch shows only on my computer or iPhone.

After this trial ends, I'll get 30 days with my .edu e-mail address, and then 30 days from my other .edu e-mail address. That should be enough time to decide if it's worth it.

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@wickedd365: The ads give you the perfect amount of time to get up and grab another beer.

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There are way less ads in this than in normal broadcast TV - one 30 second ad during each "commercial break" that's built into the shows anyway. I don't mind that so much, although it'd be nice to not have any. But for being able to see shows the day after they air, I'll put up with that amount of commercials.

I watched 1 episode today on Xbox & got on the website & added my CC info so I could extend my trial to a month long. I like that the navigation on Xbox is the same as Netflix, nothing new to learn.

ALSO - if you have a .edu Student email address, it's advertised on Hulu that you can get a 1 month free trial of Plus as well, by signing up for it with your .edu email address. Just FYI! :)

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@wickedd365: I'll just assume that you aren't paying for satellite or cable.... They charge quite a bit more and still have ads.

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@pohatu771: Don't forget the one month free trial when you use it with IE9

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Tried Hulu plus with my Roku when it first came out. Wasn't impressed so I cancelled it. Has it gotten better?

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@rsmoker: No credit card is required for the trial.

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From here: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/why-hulu-plus-sucks-and-why-you-should-use-it-anyway

Hulu Plus has its limitations though, and one big one isn't obvious unless you try the devices out. Many shows are not available anywhere but on the web. That may seem bizarre, I know it was for me. Many of the shows you can watch with a Hulu Plus subscription on the web are just not available on streaming devices. After talking with a representative from Hulu, it's because their licensing with content providers specifically prohibits streaming to devices other than a web browser. Which, for those of us wanting to watch television on an actual television, sucks.

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I get around that by watching the shows from my computer connected to my HDTV via HDMI. Put it on full screen, and voila!

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@jeremytheindian: You are correct. I have internet only here and watch everthing online.
I don't mind a couple commercials when I'm streaming stuff for free, I know that's how they pay for everything, but if I'm paying for the service, I shouldn't have any ads.
Does Netflix have ads while watching a movie, no.

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@wickedd365: But Netflix also doesn't offer any current shows. I enjoy hulu+ but its fort everyone. I'd rather seed the latest episode of the office than old movies that I don't care about. To each their own.

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I've been excited about this coming out for the 360 for a long time now! I ditched cable 3 months ago, have Netflix on the 360 already, and when I tried out the Hulu Plus last night with the girl, she and I had the same exact response:

Not worth it.

Many shows available through Hulu Plus while on their website are only available if you stream them using a PC. Using a 360, your selection is cut back severely. Instead of all the episodes from a series, you are only able to view only about one season out of the 5, 6, 7, or however many seasons there are. The two of us were extremely disappointed within a matter of minutes from the crippled selection Hulu offers.

All in all, if someone plans on using this on their 360, save your money and get Netflix instead. There is no justification for Hulu to charge for this service on the 360 while severely cutting back the selection available, still showing commercials, and without any sort of discount if only the 360 is used alone.

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Also, if watching the latest and greatest shows is really important to you, they may already be available on the PC for free through Hulu lite. I mean, most people [that I know] that are using streaming services use them because they ditched cable due to the unjustified high prices.

Again, if someone just wants to watch the last few episodes from a certain show, I say still save your $8/month and watch them online for free.