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Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz Coming to DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LMckin, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 6, 2013 #21 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    You're not making sense. The free previews serve a specific purpose that you do not seem to understand.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 #22 of 104
    JoeTheDragon

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    they plan to show that goon movie that I head was good. IF you like hockey you should try to see it.

    also dexter is good on showtime.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2013 #23 of 104
    damondlt

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    Yea sometimes you have to go back and BOLD key words when people comment, but don't know how to read.

    But not falling for his nonsence this time like he wants.

    I still stand Firm Directv should block recording abilitys on Premium channel free previews to non subscribers. They want to record, Then they pay to subscribe like the rest of us.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2013 #24 of 104
    damondlt

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    People don't subscribe when they can go on a recording spree for free a couple times a year. Thats the point!
     
  5. Jan 6, 2013 #25 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    That would also prohibit premium subscribers from recording. There is no way (nor is there a reason) to block only non-premium subs from recording.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2013 #26 of 104
    alnielsen

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    Hockey, what hockey? I don't like any of the series on Showtime. I am, however, recording about 16hrs of Strike Back on Cinemax.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2013 #27 of 104
    trh

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    I think the biggest following on some of these channels are for specific shows (like Game of Thrones on HBO or Homeland & Dexter on Showtime). These previews at most will allow you to watch one episode of these series. And what I've noticed is that often the free previews for these channels coincide with the season premier with one of their top-rated shows.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2013 #28 of 104
    damondlt

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    Don't be so sure about that. ;)
     
  9. Jan 6, 2013 #29 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    Prove otherwise. I'm all ears.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2013 #30 of 104
    damondlt

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    There is nothing to prove. Many sporting event can't be DVR's, same with PPV, Channels people don't subscribe to can't be recorded either, So whats the difference? I'm sure they can flag non subscribers accounts to prevent recording.

    Directv can force you watch their commercial without the ablity to FF through them.
    In one sentence you praise Directv to the High gods, While all in the same sence make them sound like they aren't smart enough to master such things just to argue .

    But thats Fine.:)
     
  11. Jan 6, 2013 #31 of 104
    acostapimps

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    You can schedule it now if you want, just set your guide to all channels using the yellow button, then scroll through the guide for those specific channels on 1/11 to 1/13 starting at 5:00 a.m and schedule away to your liking even though you see a message but choose schedule it anyway on the message and you're set.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2013 #32 of 104
    damondlt

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    Hey don't worry , All the rest of us paying subscribers will foot the bill so you and Justin23 can record free Preview content.:grin:

    Your Welcome!
     
  13. Jan 6, 2013 #33 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    What sporting events? Not once have I had that problem. Not even with UFC PPV.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2013 #34 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    You aren't footing the bill for anything.
     
  15. Jan 6, 2013 #35 of 104
    damondlt

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    Yea I forgot you have the only Directv receiver on the planet that records PPV longer then 24 hours.:hurah:
     
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    Xsabresx

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    Also Hou$e of Lie$
     
  17. Jan 6, 2013 #37 of 104
    Hoosier205

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    I don't use PPV for movies, only UFC fights. You said they can prevent you from recording sporting events AND PPV. Forget PPV for a moment...what sporting events are you referring to that they can prevent you from recording?
     
  18. Jan 6, 2013 #38 of 104
    damondlt

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    Yankees games in my DMA, as well as Mets games sometimes, Like when they want you to watch them on your local networks, I don't mean blackouts either.

    The channel Shows up in the Guide like and unsubscribed channel would. You can Tune, but not record. Then when the game is over, your guide selection is highlighted back up.
    I've encountered this a few times last baseball season. Its not an issue because I just switch it to my local and record it.



    Which was my point, you say they can't do it, but they can.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2013 #39 of 104
    pdxBeav

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    Do you subscribe? If you do then you should cancel since you can just record during the free previews. :lol:
     
  20. Jan 6, 2013 #40 of 104
    damondlt

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    My guess if we all did that there would be no free preview anymore.:)
     

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