questionshow much more would you be willing to pay for…

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I find it humorous that people complain about the 30-second advertisements on Hulu - sure you're paying a premium for that account, but you also pay a premium for cable and there are a lot more commercials on that. I think the I want it now society has ruined us all.

I can't really point the finger, I would pay a little more (maybe $5-$6) to not have those. It's particularly annoying when it crashes on you and makes you watch the commercials again just to get back to where you were.

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Wait... Hulu+ has commercials? ....really?!

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@hizzo87 has hulu+ and mutes the content inbetween commercials. "Its nice," she says, "I get my commercials on demand instead of those free ones on regular tv."

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@capguncowboy: Cable tv is an outdated medium to deliver content and it absolutely blows my mind why anyone would pay $50, $100, $150 a month just to not watch 95% of the content AND STILL get bombarded with advertisements. But I guess the big problem is that "THEY" are trying to operate/control/limit new instant viewing technology with antiquated methods of content delivery.

Yeah, re-watching commercials is pretty lame.

And I am a "I want it now" person :) I'm 25 and typically just torrent a show right after it gets uploaded the same night it comes on tv.

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Oh and having to sit through a minute of commercials at the very end of a show (like The Office) just for the last 15 seconds of post-credits goofy ending video. I want to punch baby seals...

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recently i saw the option to watch a long trailer upfront instead of the shorter interruptions several times in the hulu show. i actually preferred that since i like movie trailers anyway and i got to watch the show nonstop after the 2 1/2 minute trailer. the trailer was actually good too, and i was interested in the movie. but i can't remember what it was, i think it had Matt Damon in it

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@w00tgurl: was that on Hulu+ or free Hulu? Also on your computer or another device?

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@llamabox: um i think it was regular Hulu, whatever the free one is. this was on my laptop

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@w00tgurl: I've only gotten the extended ad before starting option for regular Hulu, never for Hulu+ so that's why I asked. That's so much better than the 6+ they show during the program :/

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Maybe it wouldn't be as bad if there was variety to the Hulu commercials. I hate Geico now, and it's all Hulu's fault.

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Thats easy.... more than they charge now.... I hate the commercial breaks they have, we are already paying for the "privilege" of watching the shows you can see on TV.

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I would probably pay an extra $5. I remember when I first got hulu (april 08')they usually only had 2 breaks, sometimes 3 and never showed more than one 15sec ad. Now they have slowly added more breaks and more ads per break. It's beginning to look like back when I actually had a tv.

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I already am willing to pay even with the commercials. Have been a customer for several months. it helps complete my entertainment without cable tv lifestyle. Commercials suck, but I will not dwell on it. Comcast charged me $60+ per month with much more commercials.

If I ultimately chose to cancel it won't be due to commercials, but due to the buggy roku app that crashes very often. However, i'd upgrade to a newer roku first, to see if that's at fault.

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Oops forgot to include my actual answer in my prior post while editing was still available. :p. I'd pay an extra $2 per month, max.

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Without commercials, I would actually pay for Hulu Plus. Otherwise, I'll continue to make that the time for a food run.

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I'd pay a few extra bucks but not much. I really don't mind the commercials. After cutting the cord I pay a total of $16 for Netflix and Hulu+ and have been very happy. $50+ a month for a bunch of channels I don't watch and a DVR is crazy.

Between Netflix, Hulu+, Crackle, Epix and Newster on my Roku and picking up HD channels over the air I am pretty set. For new releases I just go to the Redbox. Cable and Sat. is for chumps and couch potatoes.

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Rather than cut commercials altogether, I'd much prefer they just add some variety in. Often they will play the exact same ad every single commercial break, which can get really frustrating.

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I don't have Hulu+. I'd pay the current rate they're charging ($7.99/month) to subscribe if there were no commercials.

Instead, sticking with regular Hulu and getting almost as much content.

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@purplefeather: The commericals that are previews of shows Hulu thinks you will like based on your ratings are nice to have, but i'd rather have no commercials at all then sit through ten of the same geico ones if I watch Hulu for too long

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So, to answer your actual question, I'd pay up to $15 for Hulu Plus w/o commercials.

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What are many of you talking about? Neither Hulu or Hulu Plus carry all the shows that are on cable and they are no longer 30 second commercials. They're now ranging from 1:30 to 2 and even 3 minutes. It's getting worse, depending on the show you're watching.

I'm baffled as to why anyone would want to PAY an online service that ALSO has commercials. Cable used to be more expensive many moons ago because it cut out commercials. Now there's just as many commercials on cable as the regular airwaves. This is why I'm confused as to why anyone thinks they can cancel cable when neither all the channels or shows are available online, nor have they cut out the commercials.

So to clarify:

- public television makes its own money (and lots of it) through commercials on the airwaves (ie: ITS FREE to the public because commercials pay for them)
- cable and online programs like Hulu plus, HAVE COMMERCIALS and I'm going to pay ONTOP of what they're getting from advertisers?

Wake up people!