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Free HBO Cinemax preview May 8-12

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#21 OFFLINE   sum_random_dork



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Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:56 PM

Somtime this fall the rumor is that Curb Your Enthusiasm will be back, Larry David was just finishing up the final scripts and who exactly would appear on the episodes. I am sure HBO is banking it does well, I would imagine their #'s went down once the Sopranos was over.

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#22 OFFLINE   PackFan



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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:26 PM

What is taking so long for more of the HBO channels to go HD?



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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:28 PM

I asked a silly question before looking at some of the other forum threads. I then found this site... this guy has the right idea!!


(Can't link the URL yet, but you get the point).

You can even sort by provider to pick yours, and sign up for notification emails, or RSS feed. This will definitely help us all keep track of these hard to pin down Free Preview weeks.
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#24 OFFLINE   n3ntj


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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

I just received my bill from Directv and a notice was in it stating HBO and Cinemax free preview was coming up May 8th-12. I didn't see a post here yet for this, so I thought I'd let you know.

Do we know when (what time) this will actually start (on the 8th) and end (on the 12th)?
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:12 PM

What is taking so long for more of the HBO channels to go HD?

bandwidth? maybe more will show up when D-12 goes up.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:57 PM

Do we know when (what time) this will actually start (on the 8th) and end (on the 12th)?

Should start 6am friday (8th) & end 6am wednesday (13th).

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

(Yawn) Apparently, the only way to get folks to watch these so-called "premium" channels is to offer free previews because many viewers who used to subscribe have decided they just aren't worth the money anymore (especially with the other options like Netflix and the recent price hike).

I had Showtime for free for three months earlier this year due to some sort of screwup by DirecTV CSR's and I think I recorded/watched all of 4 movies. These premium services remind me of the old days when drive-in theatres had a third movie in the middle of the night when everyone had fallen asleep. Those seem to be the kind of movies being shown.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:23 AM

The movies the premiums offer aren't as big a deal to me as the original series and of those the only one I felt was worth paying for was The Sopranos. But, free is free and I'll probably add those channels to the Guide just to see if there's anything worth recording.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:26 AM

This preview makes me realize how nice it would be to have all of the HBO's and Cinemax's in HD. So sad in my opinion.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:00 AM

Got up today and set a few timers to record some movies on the HBO Free Preview.

As the first timer fired the audio on the channel I was listening to, 840 XM Deep Tracks (not a free preview channel), dropped out. Went to my other R15 and all was well but that R15 was not recording anything at that time.

Stopped and deleted the free channel recording and the audio returned to the 840 channel that the audio had dropped out.

Am waiting for another timer to execute to see if it happens exactly the same way again.

Anyone had a problem recording a free preview on HBO?

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:32 PM

Is there anything "good" on HBO nowadays?

I just looked and their really is nothing earth shattering on the free preview weekend:nono:

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:36 PM

I just looked and their really is nothing earth shattering on the free preview weekend:nono:

Which is why i don't sub. ;)
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