Live TV for Crunchyroll?
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Posted 9/29/13
Could Crunchy pull off a live TV service similar to Viz's Neon Alley?????

^this is a question, answer it.

The first thought being to show subbed shows. I Think Crunchy certainly already has the catalog to support it and if it is included to existing premium, and maybe an additional fee or charge to get live tv via the app i think it would be a great idea. I know some people already prefer the on demand of watching whenever they please.

Would this be a good or bad thing for dubs i don't know.
any thoughts or elaborations
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Posted 9/29/13
Strictly speaking about anime, I feel like a linear channel would be a hard sell. Sine you can't sub in real time, the only options would be to either have a selected line up, which seems silly if all the shows are available on demand, or to broadcast it without a translation. As for if CR intends to have either of these types of channels, I would not know, but if they do, it would probably be through their new venture http://www.second.tv/
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Honestly, I don't know how easy it would be to pull off, but I will admit that there have been times when I've thought it would be cool just to have random episodes of anime playing on my TV, like a real TV station.
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I'd be all for something like this if I had full access to CR's current catalog. It would be very nice if I could use CR without having to get on my computer all the time. I would happily pay extra for the capability, too. As for how something like this would affect the dub industry, I honestly don't think the impact would be solely positive or negative, since I can see it going both ways.

Posted 9/29/13
i don't like the idea of TV mode..

i like being able to play whatever I'm in the mood for... i think it's perfect at the moment.
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Posted 9/29/13

iblessall wrote:

Honestly, I don't know how easy it would be to pull off, but I will admit that there have been times when I've thought it would be cool just to have random episodes of anime playing on my TV, like a real TV station.


Yea. They call it Toonami or Adult Swim.
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Posted 9/29/13 , edited 9/29/13
It would be cool, but then how would I get it on my Australian TV? Also, running TV stations are pretty expensive. So, our membership prices would go up the roof. I'd be paying extra for nothing. ._.
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Posted 9/29/13
Anime that goes 25 episodes but the LIVETV only plays first 5 episodes. Then, rerun it back to the beginning. No thank you.
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Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13
Neon alley is 6.99 a monthh, using this as an example i dont think membership prices would be dramatically increased.
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I dont see why you would want to have a scheduled anime time? You can watch it as and when you please now, why go to a system where you cant
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mipegg wrote:

I dont see why you would want to have a scheduled anime time? You can watch it as and when you please now, why go to a system where you cant


What about a series that is still airing? imagine being able to watch it the moment it is aired on TV and subbed? I think that'd be kind of cool, but, I still think the internet > TV.
Posted 10/1/13
That's like going backwards
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Selenae wrote:

It would be very nice if I could use CR without having to get on my computer all the time. I would happily pay extra for the capability, too.



you don't have to get on your computer now to watch CR. It's available on places like PS3, Roku, Xbox at no additional charge.
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Posted 10/1/13

zura_dono wrote:


Selenae wrote:

It would be very nice if I could use CR without having to get on my computer all the time. I would happily pay extra for the capability, too.



you don't have to get on your computer now to watch CR. It's available on places like PS3, Roku, Xbox at no additional charge.


Roku seems interesting.
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Posted 10/1/13
I don't even know what Viz's Neon Alley is, but I'd have to say no. There's already so many devices to watch anime on (via CR), why have this as well.
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