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Do you subscribe to Premium Movie Channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PK6301, Jul 31, 2012.

Premium Choices

  1. HBO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Starz

    142 vote(s)
    71.7%
  3. Showtime

    120 vote(s)
    60.6%
  4. Cinamax

    133 vote(s)
    67.2%
  5. Sports Pack

    100 vote(s)
    50.5%
  6. Game Lounge

    80 vote(s)
    40.4%
  7. All

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. None

    27 vote(s)
    13.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    We subscribe to HBO for about half of the year and currently have Max as a free promo. nothing beats HBO's original programming.
     
  2. APB101

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    I've subscribed to HBO for over 90 percent of period of being a subscriber of DirecTV. With Cinemax, Starz/Encore, and Showtime/TMC/Flix … I've gone back and forth.
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Ditto. Usually each one for about 4 months out of the year.
     
  4. skaman74

    skaman74 AllStar

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    Got the Choice Premium Package. A big bill each month but what you gonna do :)
     
  5. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

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    I like the variety... lots of cool stuff to watch.
     
  6. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    My Premium package includes all the movies. I might have the game lounge as well, but I will never know.
     
  7. mhking

    mhking Legend

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    Not any more. I never watched them enought to justify keeping them...
     
  8. Captain Spaulding

    Captain Spaulding AllStar

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    We subscribe to HBO and Showtime. I can't remember the last time I watched a theatrical movie on either service. The original series, however, are great television. Favorites include Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm (hoping for another season), Dexter, Weeds, Episodes, Homeland.
     
  9. HDYankee

    HDYankee AllStar

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    I have the Premier package and have them all. I like movies, but I have noticed new releases of movies getting less and less on the movie channels.

    Most have increased their own shows, and like Showtime are doing this and less new movie releases.

    I would like Epix added as there are many new movies that were hits on these channels and are not appearing on the other movie channels.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    EVERYONE, sing along! ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ :If you love watching tv, clap your hands..." ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪
     
  11. thenerks

    thenerks Cool Member

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    The Original series on Showtime are great. Also watch some boxing.
     
  12. Red Dog

    Red Dog Godfather

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    I do (for original series mostly, although I record movies off them occasionally too), but I usually juggle them throughout the year (depending on which series are going) since I can usually get some kind of deal on them. For example, I recently got 6 months free deals on SHO and STZ when I called to complain about Viacom. This will cover me for Boss and Homeland.

    I'll probably order HBO when Boardwalk Empire starts back up.

    I usually subscribe to SportsPack during college basketball season.
     
  13. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

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    Currently have Premier because I like the original shows on all the movie channels. HBO has many original dramas that I like, Showtime on occasion has some comedies, Max has Strikeback and Starz has some too. But I like boxing and both Sho and HBO have plenty of that and is very good.

    Sports pack for the odd boxing matches, including some amateur and fights you won't see anywhere else, including some 'classic' boxing matches.

    But in general, I usually have at least 2 premiums going at any given time and bump the others around and switch to Premier when that is worth it.
     
  14. kwasnicka

    kwasnicka Mentor

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    Premiere subscriber for HBO, Showtime, and Starz original series as well as uncut HD movies. Sports Pack is nice during college football season. Also have HD extra package.
     
  15. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

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    - whats cinamax ?

    - how are sports pack/game lounge movie channels ?
     
  16. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I have Choice Ultimate for the Encore channels, does that count?? :lol:
     
  17. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

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    OK, I was typing fast, and I cannot spell..:lol:

    They are listed under the Premium channels on the Website

    This was just a general question to see how many people subscribe to the premium channels. I had them for 3 months free, but Canx them a week ago.
    I like the Encore Channels so I may pick up Starz/Encore later.
     
  18. djzack67

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    Max Package for all the movies In HD
     
  19. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

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    all Premium Movie Channels is must! now these days for the original programming
     
  20. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

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    Same except CI in lieu of EI (plus Comcast for missing HD LIL and basics).
     

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