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DirecTV: Free-preview week in November

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by APB101, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    I received in today's [10.10.2013] mail information from DirecTV regarding a free-preview week of some premium-movie programmers (and their multiscreens).

    [Monday,] November 25–[Sunday,] December 1, 2013
    • HBO (Ch. 501–511)
    • Cinemax (Ch. 515–523)
    • Starz (Ch. 525–542)
  2. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    Spanning the long Thanksgiving Holiday weeked. Good timing. An option besides football for the family get togethers. Movies. Beats having to talk to those weird Uncles.
  3. lokar

    lokar Icon

    Oct 7, 2006
    D* should just stop providing local channels entirely to people within the grade A or grade B contours of a station's transmitter and hand out free antennas. That should shut the stations up real quick and save D* a lot of money in the long run. D* really should have been more forward thinking and kept digital OTA receivers in their satellite receivers but even buying AM-21 modules for everyone that needs them would probably save them money in the long run.
  4. celticpride

    celticpride Icon

    Sep 6, 2006
    HarleyD how dare you call me weird! i'll remember you on christmas day! (LOL just kidding !) although it makes me wonder what makes your uncles weird. any way enjoy the holidays with some good moveis with the free preview!
  5. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    It's the old "you can choose your friends but you can't chose your family". They're all decent folks, I just don't have much in common with many of my relatives beyond shared DNA. The holidays are that special time where you gather and break bread with folks with whom you might not normally choose to interact.

    God bless 'em. I might be the weird one.
  6. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I spotted that insert with my bill about a WHOLE WEEK of free HBO, Cinemax, and Starz. I don't think DTV has ever given a "free preview" this long or with this many competing premium channels. Last year, there was a free preview but it started the Wednesday of Thanksgiving week and ended late Sunday night.

    These free previews are designed to get you to watch the series that the program providers are running and like them enough to become a regular subscriber. In the past, the premium channels content was 90% or greater movies but now with so many other ways of obtaining movies they have to do something to justify their outrageous monthly fee.
  7. 1948GG

    1948GG Icon

    Aug 4, 2007
    You are, I believe, absolutely correct. DirecTV sub since before national roll-out, back into the USSB days, this is unprecedented. But it may be because of folks like myself, who had premiums years ago, but turned them all off and put the bucks into sports and threw a bit toward Netflix (even before bluray).
  8. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    looking forward to this
  9. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    Looking forward to this! a whole week of free movies (although I'll probably end up recording 3 or less.)
  10. skoolpsyk

    skoolpsyk Mentor

    May 24, 2007
    lol, same here. I'm always amazed at how little I actually end up recording. It's not always that there isn't anything good, but I've usually already seen it, sometimes several times. And with these channels there's always the whole incorrect OAR issue, which I can't believe is still going on...
  11. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

    Aug 28, 2006
    A Mile High
    Can anyone confirm the exact dates and channels for this free preview? I don't see anything on Directv.com, and I would think there would be something out there if it truly started this coming Monday.
  12. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
  13. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

    Aug 28, 2006
    A Mile High
    Sweet!! I have looked and there are a bunch of movies I'll be recording.
  14. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I haven't seen these premiums for quite a while, and it's amazing how much better (to me) the AQ and PQ is on a BluRay vs these channels.
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  15. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Your listing only goes to November 17

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  16. mavs-fan

    mavs-fan Mentor

    Aug 31, 2011
    Can anyone confirm that the week long preview of HBO/Cinemax/Starz/Encore from Monday November 25-Sunday December 1 is indeed unerway?
  17. oriolesmagic

    oriolesmagic New Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    They are working for me, Cinemax and Starz, which I don't receive in my package.
  18. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
  19. john262

    john262 AllStar

    Oct 26, 2011
    These free previews provide a good service for me. They remind me why I don't subscribe to any premium channels. There are too many repeats of movies I saw already and a lot of the content is not suitable for my entire family. And a lot of the movies are really old and not just new movies. No thank you.
  20. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Same with Dish.

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