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Post by greeneyed » November 8, 2019, 10:20 pm

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Is Highway to hell on there?

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No, but some of the most emotional music you will hear is on there. As one poster on YouTube said. 32:28. Give it time, listen right through.
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greeneyed wrote:
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Is Highway to hell on there?

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No, but some of the most emotional music you will hear is on there. As one poster on YouTube said. 32:28. Give it time, listen right through.
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Post by greeneyed » November 9, 2019, 9:43 pm

Foxtel cutting content and channels... no price reductions. “New” channels simply rebranding existing rubbish.
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Post by -TW- » November 9, 2019, 10:00 pm

greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote:
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Is Highway to hell on there?

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No, but some of the most emotional music you will hear is on there. As one poster on YouTube said. 32:28. Give it time, listen right through.
If there's no highway to hell I'm not interested

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Post by greeneyed » November 9, 2019, 10:11 pm

Foxtel is currently charging me $249 a month for Platinum plus unlimited broadband.

They are now offering $139 Platinum Plus, plus Netflix, plus unlimited broadband for $65 a month to new customers.

And they’ve never offered me a new package.
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Post by greeneyed » November 9, 2019, 10:14 pm

This should be illegal.
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Post by -TW- » November 9, 2019, 10:20 pm

Tell them you're cancelling

Watch what you get offered then

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Post by gergreg » November 9, 2019, 11:13 pm

250 a month... that's a lot of money to watch tv... get a hobby mate. Why don't you come and try tai chi or take up golf, or bridge, lawn bowls...

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Post by greeneyed » November 10, 2019, 4:22 am

It includes unlimited broadband... but it’s certainly a lot compared to what they’re now charging new customers!
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 10, 2019, 9:46 am

I’m at the point where I’m considering downgrading my Foxtel to basics and sport. We don’t watch enough Fox these days to justify the platinum package.

Plus we have Stan, Amazon and Netflix, so we figure the cost will probably balance out
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Post by greeneyed » November 10, 2019, 10:05 am

I’ve investigated further too... I’m heading down the path of somehow making it a lot cheaper. Their broadband is costing $95 a month, when they’re now charging $65 or $75 at worst to new customers.

The Foxtel packages are now constructed completely differently. The cost breakdown shows they are charging me $29 for sport when their graphic besides the item says they charge $25 for it! I’m being charged $139 for Platinum Plus, whereas a new customer is charged that for everything including Netflix and free IQ4!
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 10, 2019, 3:40 pm

Yeah that’s crazy. I’m paying $218 a month for platinum HD + Unlimited Broadband through Telstra.

We sat down and went through what shows we watch, and 99% of the shows we watch are either FTA or on the standard package. If it wasn’t for Canberra games, I’d probably ditch it all together
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Post by julian87 » November 10, 2019, 4:33 pm

Getting rid of Foxtel and jumping to Kayo is one of the better moves I've made recently. I guess the older generation are a bit different but my household hasn't been watching programmed television for several years now. Unless you're someone without the internet I find it outrageous people aren't watching everything on demand so to speak. The only thing I was worried about losing was Sky Racing but you can stream/cast it from the TAB site anyway.

My 6 year old lost her **** when on holidays recently when the ads came on during a kids program when we were in an airbnb without wifi. She didn't know what they were and couldn't understand why they were there.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Botman » November 10, 2019, 8:11 pm

Dont worry, ads will come

Im old enough to remember why my dad first got Foxtel.
No ads in between shows, at the end of shows, to chew up the time between one show and the next they'd run promos for what was on other channels or coming up later on that channel etc...

And by the time i cut the cord, Foxtel had as many ads as FTA. I dont for ONE second believe Netflix and it's ilk wont end up the same
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Post by -TW- » November 10, 2019, 8:31 pm

Botman wrote:Dont worry, ads will come

Im old enough to remember why my dad first go Foxtel.
No adds in between shows, at the end of shows, to chew up the time between one show and the next they'd run promos for what was on other channels or coming up later on that channel etc...

And by the time i cut the cord, Foxtel had as many ads as FTA. I dont for ONE second believe Netflix and it's ilk wont end up the same
Or you will pay more not to have ads, ie Spotify

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Post by greeneyed » November 11, 2019, 8:31 pm

The three best couples on Love Island safe! I hope they now take the right decision!

Anna... she’s a gem!
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Post by Dr Zaius » November 11, 2019, 8:42 pm

Do you mean the three least awful?
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Post by greeneyed » November 11, 2019, 8:44 pm

I’m going to get the app and vote now!

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Post by julian87 » November 11, 2019, 8:52 pm

Botman wrote:
November 10, 2019, 8:11 pm
Dont worry, ads will come

Im old enough to remember why my dad first got Foxtel.
No ads in between shows, at the end of shows, to chew up the time between one show and the next they'd run promos for what was on other channels or coming up later on that channel etc...

And by the time i cut the cord, Foxtel had as many ads as FTA. I dont for ONE second believe Netflix and it's ilk wont end up the same
Oh yeah agreed.

I just can't believe people with the internet watch anything but sport 'live'.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by -TW- » November 11, 2019, 9:05 pm

greeneyed wrote:The three best couples on Love Island safe! I hope they now take the right decision!

Anna... she’s a gem!
I wish I could mute you sometimes

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Post by Dr Zaius » November 11, 2019, 9:42 pm

greeneyed wrote:I’m going to get the app and vote now!

I’m sure you’re watching Dr Zaius!
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Post by gergreg » November 12, 2019, 6:39 am

-TW- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:The three best couples on Love Island safe! I hope they now take the right decision!

Anna... she’s a gem!
I wish I could mute you sometimes

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By 'gem' maybe he means 36-24-36????

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Post by Botman » November 12, 2019, 8:18 am

julian87 wrote:
November 11, 2019, 8:52 pm
Botman wrote:
November 10, 2019, 8:11 pm
Dont worry, ads will come

Im old enough to remember why my dad first got Foxtel.
No ads in between shows, at the end of shows, to chew up the time between one show and the next they'd run promos for what was on other channels or coming up later on that channel etc...

And by the time i cut the cord, Foxtel had as many ads as FTA. I dont for ONE second believe Netflix and it's ilk wont end up the same
Oh yeah agreed.

I just can't believe people with the internet watch anything but sport 'live'.
Yeah definitely. Like you, my kids cant tolerate tv anymore... spoilt with the on demand stuff :lol:
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Post by gergreg » November 12, 2019, 9:03 am

Mine have watched mostly abc kids but Netflix too. If we watch a movie on another channel they quickly lose interest because of the ads.

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Post by The Rickman » November 12, 2019, 12:50 pm

I don't even have free-to-air tv anymore. My antenna blew down in either the cyclone or some other storm somewhere in the last five years and I didn't even notice.
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Post by Dusty » November 12, 2019, 2:28 pm

I just caught up on Animal Kingdom...
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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 7:51 pm

When I said Anna was a gem, I meant she seems like a genuine and nice person, who cares about other people and demonstrates it with her actions.
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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 8:37 pm

Australia chose well again!
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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 6:53 pm

Watching The Bachelorette for the first time this season. This guy Tim... where on earth did they find him?
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 13, 2019, 7:14 pm

Whoah whoah whoah, don’t be dissing Timm now
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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 7:32 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Whoah whoah whoah, don’t be dissing Timm now
If these are the blokes left, I’d hate to see the blokes she has chucked out!


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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 13, 2019, 7:35 pm

You missed Jamie, he was a blast.
There was one guy who was one of the favourites to win, but he left when he found out his Grandmother passed. He’d be here in the final for sure.

I think it’s the bald guy’s to lose. They’ve been chatting each other up on Instagram for about a year
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » November 13, 2019, 7:42 pm

I just put the Mickey on him!
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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 7:47 pm

That was an hilarious end! She sends a bloke away, then says... oops! Wrong decision!
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