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Leaving aside the intense feelings about the Prospect Park reboots, there are other instances in which many (not all, I understand) soap fans have been opposed to having soaps on an online streaming platform. In recent years, anytime the time for the Daytime Emmys rolls around, the complaints about the program being streamed online are consistent. Then there are the fans who constantly wish for their favorite defunct soap to be resurrected but on TV, not online. My favorite category are the soap fans who complain online that they won't be able to see these programs if they're streamed online...while they are online! Personally, I've never had an issue watching anything on my laptop (maybe because my laptop is giant, with a screen just under 20") but in the cases where I needed to watch on a television set, I've found that a HDMI cable works just fine and costs less than $10. Most sports fans, who have been the biggest proponents of using TV screens (the bigger the better) have even begun to come around to the advantages of streaming (especially fans of niche sports). Why do soap fans continue to be so averse to streaming? Is it only screen size? Does the nostalgia factor weigh heavily? Does anyone truly believe that networks are going to pick up cancelled soaps and put them back on broadcast? This is not a rant (okay the part describing my favorite category of soap fan was a bit of a rant). Still...I genuinely welcome discussion on this. Thoughts?