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#1 OFFLINE   the future is now

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

i got a message (in the on screen message center) saying this will be turned on from April 22, 2012 thru April 30. tried to tune in as i only have Choice, it is not on.

anyone know why this is not on, did DirecTV forget to turn this on?

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#2 OFFLINE   the future is now

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

gave it overnight and is still not on?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

+1 i'm also trying to find freeview channels with no luck, maybe they forgot or cancelled the freeview. :confused:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I pretty sure it is.

Free Preview Begins: April 24, 2012 (Tuesday)
Free Preview Ends: April 30, 2012 (Monday)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

I have May 2-9 down on my calendar for this. I think it was from a TVMail on the receiver...

[Edit] Oops. What I have on my calendar is HD Extra freeview on May 2-9.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Seems like everyone has different dates for freeview, mine's april 22 - 30 then the message disappears so maybe is on the 24th now wierd :confused:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

i called them last night. no reason was given, they simply changed it to the 24th until the 30th.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

i called them last night. no reason was given, they simply changed it to the 24th until the 30th.


really they just changed this at the last second? it would not have been any big deal to just turn it on like promised. unbelievable.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

+1

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

it is finally on, YEAH!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

Choice Extra channels not available here. I called and got the typical CSR BS run-around. Some of the Choice Extra channels show but about half or more DON'T. So much for Directv's honesty in advertising.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Choice Extra channels not available here. I called and got the typical CSR BS run-around. Some of the Choice Extra channels show but about half or more DON'T. So much for Directv's honesty in advertising.


The free trial is for the channels that you get by going from Choice to Choice Xtra. It does not include the channels that you would get if you have the Choice Package. This means if you're in Entertainment or Select you will only get those 46 channels and not the channels that are in the Choice Package.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

The free trial is for the channels that you get by going from Choice to Choice Xtra. It does not include the channels that you would get if you have the Choice Package. This means if you're in Entertainment or Select you will only get those 46 channels and not the channels that are in the Choice Package.


Seriously! I wonder what genius at Directv thought up that promotion. And, that's not what the TVMail implied, period.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

i'm happy, the only channel i really wanted was 831 which is a Sonic channel that plays indie rock. it's pretty good but not as good as Sirius XMU. i actually miss the DJ's.

they are playing Wilco right now.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Seriously! I wonder what genius at Directv thought up that promotion. And, that's not what the TVMail implied, period.

Channels not appearing in the "free trial" include:


If you are in the very basic packages that they don't even advertise...many of the free preview channels will not be offered to you. I remember a few posts from people that complained because they have the family package because of small children etc...but werent allowed to get all the premium channels and things during a free preview.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:01 AM

With that said this is the first year with the Entertainment package so it's plausible that in the future we will see Choice freeviews.
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