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Free Preview?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fx72, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. fx72

    fx72 Cool Member

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    Is there a free preview of HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, Sports Pack this weekend, 12/16-19? I've looked around here and the DirecTV site and have not found any info on this.
     
  2. rb5505

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    http://www.freepreview.tv/hbo/directv-free-preview-of-hbo-cinemax-starz-showtime-sports-pack.html

    oddly, since we have the select choice pkg i wrote directv about what channels we would get as part of this free preview. normally in the past we don't get all of the channels listed in the free previews due to having the lesser select choice pkg, but we would get the majority of them. this time their reply........one holiday music channel! not sure if they're just wrong or if things have changed for those with this pkg when it comes to free previews or their simply isn't a free preview.
     
  3. KNPKH2ster

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    That's so cool that there will be a free preview of all the premium channels this weekend. Looks like D* is saying Merry Christmas
     
  4. WestDC

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    Your DATE book-- GAME LOUNGE is free 12/23 & 12/24
     
  5. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

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    Anything free, is good for me!
     
  6. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    Damn, wish it started today so I could catch the 24/7 premiere on HBO.

    This is awesome though, nice christmas gift, thanks D* :p
     
  7. Fluthy

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    I have not see anything from DirecTV on this, just the Game Lounge. Is this accurate that the Premiere package will be free preview this weekend?
     
  8. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Too bad HBO never repeats any of their shows either. :lol:
     
  9. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

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    I know, I just want to watch it live. Consider me spoiled.
     
  10. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    I checked the scheduled. Between HBO E & W, it looks like the 24/7 show will be on four times on Friday. I didn't even look at Sat or Sun. And last year, the first episode was available online at NHL.com and iTunes.
     
  11. bnwrx

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    FWIW....Looked at link. The channel numbers in that list were changed a long time ago(over a year maybe even 2 years ago). :confused:
     
  12. puckhead

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    Does anyone have a better source to confirm this freeview? I'll need to clear some room on the DVR!!

    TIA
     
  13. rb5505

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    this from the links administrator....
    Admin Says:
    December 15th, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Hey everyone – I got this information from a reader tip. 99.9% of the time the reader tips turn out to be accurate. I do rely on reader tips often because as we know, the providers aren’t great about giving us this information. I personally have Dish so I do not get the mailers for DirecTV or the other providers. Since all of you haven’t seen any official word on this I’m guessing that this free preview isn’t going to happen. DirecTV has offered this free preview in the past but it’s usually in the summer when it happens. Sorry for the possibly false information, sometimes I do get it wrong.
     
  14. yosoyellobo

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    Looking forward to The Adjustment Bureau Friday at 12:30p.
     
  15. RACJ2

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    Not sure this is going to happen, since they have now posted this on the free preview site:

     
  16. Church AV Guy

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    [off topic] I too was looking forward to "The Adjustment Bureau" but I was quite disappointed with it.[/off topic]

    I have frequently noticed crawl messages with subscription instructions all during Free Preview periods. They really kill the whole experience for me. I hate all the clutter on my screen already, and I pay for premium channels to avoid it. It really irritates me when I get a crawl message across the screen on a channel I have paid for just because it's their freeview time.:mad::(
     
  17. islesfan

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    Yeah, we got like 3 months of Game Lounge for our aniversary from DirecTV, but it doesn't work on an HR20, so not much use.
     
  18. islesfan

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    What's not to like about Adjustment Bureau? That was one of the best movies of the year!
     
  19. PrinceLH

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    That's the point. This year has been horrendous for new movies. Just about everything that I've seen is forgettable. I can't think of any new movies, that I've seen this year, that I would plop down a $20.00 bill to add to my Blu Ray collection.
     
  20. Church AV Guy

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    In my opinion, it was a VERY interesting concept that was almost totally squandered on a hopelessly maudlin and completely predictable love story. They could have done so much more with it!
     

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