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koroush47
April 25th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Why isn't the episode on hulu / SyFy?

Normally it is in on Saturday, but it's Sunday and it is still not there.

jelgate
April 25th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Why isn't the episode on hulu / SyFy?

Normally it is in on Saturday, but it's Sunday and it is still not there.

Because for whatever reason that is the legal agreement between MGM and SyFy. Thier are so many reasons that MGM wants to wait a week before releasing the new episode. The most likely reason being DVR ratings

TheRandomOne
April 25th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Amazon Video On Demand has it & likely other places like Itunes

Pharaoh Atem
April 25th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Why isn't the episode on hulu / SyFy?

Normally it is in on Saturday, but it's Sunday and it is still not there.

comcast did that tio me last week with faith. maybe it's a new method to force people to download it on itunes

Kidwizz
April 25th, 2010, 08:58 PM
comcast did that tio me last week with faith. maybe it's a new method to force people to download it on itunes

Or force people to illegally download it...

Pharaoh Atem
April 25th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Or force people to illegally download it...

most people don't know how too. me included

jelgate
April 25th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Or force people to illegally download it...

Thats a pretty small minority. More people would wait then illegal download

MattSilver 3k
April 25th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Thats a pretty small minority. More people would wait then illegal download

You underestimate the addiction of SGU some people must have.

Though we'd best lose this track of conversation, lest the mods come storming in and ban my pretty self.

Kidwizz
April 25th, 2010, 09:53 PM
You underestimate the addiction of SGU some people must have.

Though we'd best lose this track of conversation, lest the mods come storming in and ban my pretty self.

Indeed. I just said it cause I live in Aus, and we have to wait a WEEK to see the new eps... And my addiction runs deep. I still rewatch it when it airs here though.

vszulc
April 25th, 2010, 09:56 PM
most people don't know how too. me included

What!?! I thought everybody knew about bittorrent and torrent-files these days...

As a non-American its the only way I can watch it, though I doubt that a legal solution would be as fast and easy. It's available an hour or so after airing, and usually takes 10-15 minutes to download in HD quality. I've always wondered why content-creators would let such an easy distribution method go them by.

Kidwizz
April 25th, 2010, 10:08 PM
What!?! I thought everybody knew about bittorrent and torrent-files these days...

As a non-American its the only way I can watch it, though I doubt that a legal solution would be as fast and easy. It's available an hour or so after airing, and usually takes 10-15 minutes to download in HD quality. I've always wondered why content-creators would let such an easy distribution method go them by.

MANY MANY people have no need for torrenting... People are happy with the legal way of things because they dont know about other ways. Why download something when you can sit in front of your TV and watch it?

vszulc
April 25th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Well, no commercials for one. You get to watch it in high quality HD, and can watch it when and where and on what device you want to. You're not stuck with any particular provider either, like you are with Itunes. Plenty of reasons. And for many people it's the only way they CAN watch it.

Ser Scot A Ellison
April 26th, 2010, 12:11 PM
There are no websites that will allow you to watch the episode now. Absolutely none whatsoever. Don't even try to look.

vszulc
April 26th, 2010, 03:01 PM
There are no websites that will allow you to watch the episode now. Absolutely none whatsoever. Don't even try to look.

Except for torrent sites, which proves my point, lol.

(Offtopic rant)
It's really frustrating that content creators, MGM but also all the rest of them, have been dragging their feet for so long with proper digital options. They should have realized long ago, that you can't keep people away from something that's not only free, but also a lot easier and more convenient than their offerings. If they hadn't played catch up all these years, but actually monetized it, a lot of those companies would be doing a lot better than they are. Hell, just look at Apple. Their Itunes crap was by far not the best offering, but they were first on market with something that's halfway there, and are making a killing of it.

AVFan
April 26th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Well, no commercials for one. You get to watch it in high quality HD, and can watch it when and where and on what device you want to. You're not stuck with any particular provider either, like you are with Itunes. Plenty of reasons. And for many people it's the only way they CAN watch it.

Exactly. I've got to work in the evenings so I miss it every week. If they won't put it on Hulu, then I'm going to watch it by whatever means possible short of paying for it. I'm not going to wait a week for the episode when I can watch it an hour or two after it finishes airing. I would even wait until the morning to watch it if they put it on Hulu, but no dice. I want my Stargate, and I want it now.

If MGM/SyFy really care about illegal downloaders, then they need to put the episode up on a legal site faster. (BTW, I'm not spending money to watch the episodes when I can watch it for free, so no iTunes here, especially when talking about SGU episodes... I generally don't watch SGU eps more than once) At least with Hulu, they get SOME revenue back.

jelgate
April 26th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Exactly. I've got to work in the evenings so I miss it every week. If they won't put it on Hulu, then I'm going to watch it by whatever means possible short of paying for it. I'm not going to wait a week for the episode when I can watch it an hour or two after it finishes airing. I would even wait until the morning to watch it if they put it on Hulu, but no dice. I want my Stargate, and I want it now.

If MGM/SyFy really care about illegal downloaders, then they need to put the episode up on a legal site faster. (BTW, I'm not spending money to watch the episodes when I can watch it for free, so no iTunes here, especially when talking about SGU episodes... I generally don't watch SGU eps more than once) At least with Hulu, they get SOME revenue back.
So basically you should get the show for completely free while the companies lose money. Thats a pretty bad business model

AVFan
April 26th, 2010, 06:02 PM
So basically you should get the show for completely free while the companies lose money. Thats a pretty bad business model

Wouldn't getting SOME money back (Hulu) be better than getting NO money back (not-so-legal sites)?

jelgate
April 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Wouldn't getting SOME money back (Hulu) be better than getting NO money back (not-so-legal sites)?

I think stealing should never be an option

MattSilver 3k
April 26th, 2010, 10:11 PM
I think stealing should never be an option

Again, you misunderestimate a person's SGU addiction. Seriously, I'm in no position to use any other options when I want to watch the show within 24 hours of it airing, so I'll do what I can to get what I want.

Pharaoh Atem
April 26th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Again, you misunderestimate a person's SGU addiction. Seriously, I'm in no position to use any other options when I want to watch the show within 24 hours of it airing, so I'll do what I can to get what I want.

if someone loves the show that much it's worth waiting for.

MattSilver 3k
April 26th, 2010, 10:15 PM
if someone loves the show that much it's worth waiting for.

Well screw that. I must hate the show a metric ****ton if I decide to watch it only half an hour after its done airing.

Pharaoh Atem
April 26th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Well screw that. I must hate the show a metric ****ton if I decide to watch it only half an hour after its done airing.

i have to wait a hour or longer. after it airs sometimes.

MattSilver 3k
April 26th, 2010, 10:20 PM
Welp, clearly I hate the show more.

SG7
April 27th, 2010, 06:07 AM
Exactly. I've got to work in the evenings so I miss it every week. If they won't put it on Hulu, then I'm going to watch it by whatever means possible short of paying for it. I'm not going to wait a week for the episode when I can watch it an hour or two after it finishes airing. I would even wait until the morning to watch it if they put it on Hulu, but no dice. I want my Stargate, and I want it now.

If MGM/SyFy really care about illegal downloaders, then they need to put the episode up on a legal site faster. (BTW, I'm not spending money to watch the episodes when I can watch it for free, so no iTunes here, especially when talking about SGU episodes... I generally don't watch SGU eps more than once) At least with Hulu, they get SOME revenue back.

I don't have cable. And until my dad got satalite (and I can go over there and watch), I would watch it on Space channels website. (It is available for viewing not downloading) Why? Because I had a feeling that it was being counted towards the ratings. And when I was at ComicCon in Toronto about a month back, I found out that I was correct. The people at the Space Channel booth did confirm to me that it is counted in the ratings. They said that it is not calculated the same way as the TV viewings, but is counted none the less. So chances are, if Space offers it a day or two later (they offer it for viewing on their site on Sundays as they reair the episode on Saturday nites on TV), I'm sure that SyFy probably does the same.

I absolutely detest illegal downloading just because that is a sure fire way of killing a show. Networks have no way of calculating those "illegal" downloads in their ratings. And there is no advertizing revenue generated from them either. Shows get ratings and the ratings tell the advertizers how many people are watching. The more people there are watching, the higher the price networks can charge for advertizing. The more dollars they can get for advertizing means more money can be spent on keeping the show on the air