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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dorfd1, May 12, 2009.

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  1. dorfd1

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    what would happen if I disconneced the receiver from both power and satelite and waited for the free preview to end and then plug the receiver back in?

    would I still get HBO?
     
  2. tftc22

    tftc22 Godfather

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    Nope. That's not how the free previews work. What package a channel is part of is encoded in its signal. Directv doesn't modify everyone's authorizations (on their access cards) to receive the HBO package. Instead, HBO is encoded as being in a more basic package (Family, Choice, etc.) during the free preview. After the free preview, it is switched back to the HBO package. Since you are still only authorized to receive your base package, you won't receive HBO.
     
  3. icethegreat

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    nice try :sure:
     
  4. IndyMichael

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    No idea why, but I'm still getting HBO.
     
  5. tftc22

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    That's because today's the last day of the preview.
     
  6. IndyMichael

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    Ah, didn't know it ran so long.
     
  7. dorfd1

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    The last time we had a hbo preview, on the day after the end I went to an hbo channel and for a split second heard and saw video from the hbo channel then it went to the message saying channel not purchased.
     
  8. tftc22

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    It's the same way with PPV movies. If you shut off your receiver while the channel is in the clear (either showing the countdown with movie previews or during the first 5 minute preview that some movies have) and then turn it back on when it is in PPV mode, then you will hear a split second of the audio before the receiver realizes the signal is unauthorized.
     
  9. dorfd1

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    I mean unplugging it.
     
  10. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    You still won't get free HBO.

    What are you, 12? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Malibu13

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    Simply put..............it won't work and further discussion will not bring the results you may be looking for.

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