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Free preview of hbo & max in may


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#1 OFFLINE   romito201

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:17 PM

found this site http://www.freeprevi...or-directv.html

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:01 AM

Thanks for the info. Last time Starz had a Free preview, Directv let me know about it the day after it was over

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:50 AM

Now come all the posts from people saying there's nothing to watch on them.

Equipment includes a buncha stuff that I no longer have interest in detailing


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:12 AM

Now come all the posts from people saying there's nothing to watch on them.


heh heh... Max usually does late at night :)
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:38 AM

Will probably fill up the DVR with some movies at that time.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:58 AM

Now come all the posts from people saying there's nothing to watch on them.


They do when it's a preview...... after a weekend preview you see pretty much all the stuff that is on the rest of the month.... :D

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:58 AM

Will probably fill up the DVR with some movies at that time.


I still have movies from the laast one and the Starz preview as well.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:59 AM

heh heh... Max usually does late at night :)


Amen! I second that! Also, this isn't Starz, so there should be some quality movies to watch too!

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:27 AM

Now come all the posts from people saying there's nothing to watch on them.


yh, and most will be first time posters lol

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:28 PM

Amen! I second that! Also, this isn't Starz, so there should be some quality movies to watch too!


And unlike STARZ! the HBO/Cinemax previews don't generally include obnoxious "call this 800 number now to subscribe" interruptions during the movies. And HBO/Cinemax don't interrupt the closing credits of the movies either. Finally, they are the only premium services that don't put that irritating "bug" in the corner of the screen reminding you of what channel you are watching.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:58 PM

heh heh... Max usually does late at night :)


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:05 PM

I just set up my OnDemand. When a free preview like this one hits, will I also have the ability to use HBO OnDemand? And if so, once the preview is over, do my OnDemand downloads "expire" immediately?

Thanks!

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

What's the best way to search for movies on during this free preview?

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

What's the best way to search for movies on during this free preview?


I usually highlight the channel name in the guide and press INFO. That will give you a guide of up to 14 days for just that channel. Since the preview is only for 3-4 days, it doesn't long to scroll through the list and select some movies to record.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:25 PM

I just set up my OnDemand. When a free preview like this one hits, will I also have the ability to use HBO OnDemand? And if so, once the preview is over, do my OnDemand downloads "expire" immediately?

Thanks!

I could be wrong, but if I remember right during one of these 'free weekends' I was NOT able to download DoD selections from those 'free preview' channels. However, if you are able to, they should not automatically expire when the preview is over. Anything you've downloaded during that time should remain until you delete it, or it is deleted to allow for other recordings if your HD is full.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

I could be wrong, but if I remember right during one of these 'free weekends' I was NOT able to download DoD selections from those 'free preview' channels. However, if you are able to, they should not automatically expire when the preview is over. Anything you've downloaded during that time should remain until you delete it, or it is deleted to allow for other recordings if your HD is full.


You remember correctly. DoD were not available for a given premium channel last time. I don't expect it to be any difrerent this time.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:38 PM

HBO on Demand and Cinemax on Demand don't exist on D* anyway, so it's a moot point for this free preview.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:12 PM

Wow! What a tryout of two channels (and 2 duplicates!)! I imagine everyone will be dying to switch from their current provider who by now has more hbo/cinemax channels, even if the provider is a local cableco run by billy joe in his farm!

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:30 PM

I could be wrong, but if I remember right during one of these 'free weekends' I was NOT able to download DoD selections from those 'free preview' channels. However, if you are able to, they should not automatically expire when the preview is over. Anything you've downloaded during that time should remain until you delete it, or it is deleted to allow for other recordings if your HD is full.


DoD content has an automatic deletion date. So it's not like regular content that you can keep forever.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:32 PM

Wow! What a tryout of two channels (and 2 duplicates!)! I imagine everyone will be dying to switch from their current provider who by now has more hbo/cinemax channels, even if the provider is a local cableco run by billy joe in his farm!


People who don't have DirecTV won't really know of the free preview or watch it. I understand your post was just a complaint about the amount of channels but you should have done something like "Wow people can see how many less channels HBO/Max are then they had anywhere else". That would have been more to the point.




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