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!! Free Starz/Encore Weekend- 11/22-11/26 !!


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#1 OFFLINE   RVRambler

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Reminder: Free Preview!

Fire up Those DVRs & external HDDs!! :)

PS: Always good news for us poor$ & DVR enabled!
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#2 OFFLINE   CeeWoo

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

Thanks for posting. That's the first I had heard of this :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Is Dish one of them?

I'm not sure.

It's not listed here:

http://freepreviews....ee-preview.html

Or here:

http://www.mydish.co...s/free-preview/

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Doubt it will be on dish.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Yes, Dish will have free previews of Encore Movie Pack (reg. $5/mo) [channels 341-347 and 377] and Starz (reg. $13/mo) [channels 340 and 350-356). Please see page 7: http://www.dishenter...ureArticles.pdf
Dish states November 21-25 in the magazine. Dish sometimes turns the free preview earlier and sometimes ends it later as well.

#6 OFFLINE   Tecmo SB Guy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Good catch there, Mojo. :)

I wish Encore had more channels in HD besides Encore East.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

Good catch there, Mojo. :)

I wish Encore had more channels in HD besides Encore East.


I wish Dish would add Encore Action HD and Encore Drama HD. I believe the rest are only offered in SD.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

I submitted a request for Encore Action and Drama in HD to our programming department for you. Thanks.

I wish Dish would add Encore Action HD and Encore Drama HD. I believe the rest are only offered in SD.



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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

Dish finally updated their website, but it still doesnt list it on their free preview channel 103. I wonder how many people wont even know about it?

http://www.mydish.co...s/free-preview/

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

I wouldn't even know about it if it wasn't for this message board site.

And they're up already. :)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Interesting---they're all up for me...but if I scroll out even a couple hours to set timers for those channels, they change color in the guide and tell me I'm not subscribed

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

I read on the Starz forum they might have come to their senses and have stopped degrading the premium experience. I've got a couple movies set to record. Hopefully there won't be any promo banners at the bottom of the screen nor end movie credit interference so the music can be experienced.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Interesting---they're all up for me...but if I scroll out even a couple hours to set timers for those channels, they change color in the guide and tell me I'm not subscribed


Yeah I noticed that usually happens when the free previews are first turned on.

What I do is turn off both timers on my 722K for 15 minutes and then when you turn one of them back on the T.V. Guide should be updated properly.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Normally I can get it to correct by doing a reset...but this morning it didn't help. Later in the day it did though

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

I wouldn't even know about it if it wasn't for this message board site.

I agree. In fact, I wouldn't have even had a clue until I just happened to be scrolling through the channel guide in the same area and saw the newly available channels. Even though I religiously check the free preview channel 103, it wasn't on there, and it wasn't even on the Dish perks site. So, if it wasn't for this board and the subsequent Dish Entertainment Magazine PDF file notice, I could have easily gone right by this without any knowledge of it.

Hey Dish ... why make this free preview so difficult & essentially hidden?? :nono2:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

Reminder: Free Preview!

Fire up Those DVRs & external HDDs!! :)

PS: Always good news for us poor$ & DVR enabled!

RVRambler,

Just curious, but your thread title indicates that the Starz/Encore free preview goes from Thursday 11/22 through Monday 11/26. However, in the Dish Entertainment Magazine PDF file notice that Mojo Jojo provided, it states that the free preview goes from Wednesday 11/21 through Sunday 11/25. Do you have a more reliable source of information that confirms that the Starz/Encore free preview actually does go through Monday 11/26?

I ask, as I don't like to set up recordings that go beyond the actual end of any free preview period as my 922 DVR typically goes into a hissy fit when it tries to record program material off of a channel that is no longer available.

Thanks,
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Good catch there, Mojo. :)

I wish Encore had more channels in HD besides Encore East.


So do I. All of Encore channels are in HD now.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

So do I. All of Encore channels are in HD now.

So, is this just a case of what Dish currently offers? I had hoped that with the Starz/Encore free preview that more of the Encore channels would be in HD, but they are still the same SD versions with ENCOR 340 being the only one in HD (which I already get).

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

RVRambler,

Just curious, but your thread title indicates that the Starz/Encore free preview goes from Thursday 11/22 through Monday 11/26. However, in the Dish Entertainment Magazine PDF file notice that Mojo Jojo provided, it states that the free preview goes from Wednesday 11/21 through Sunday 11/25. Do you have a more reliable source of information that confirms that the Starz/Encore free preview actually does go through Monday 11/26?


It's through Sunday, not Monday.

The way to check for sure is to go to the SD versions of these channels on your T.V. Guide. It turns green on Monday so it's set up where Sunday is the last day of the free preview.

Edited by Tecmo SB Guy, 23 November 2012 - 02:34 PM.
Added a couple of words


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

RVRambler,

Just curious, but your thread title indicates that the Starz/Encore free preview goes from Thursday 11/22 through Monday 11/26. However, in the Dish Entertainment Magazine PDF file notice that Mojo Jojo provided, it states that the free preview goes from Wednesday 11/21 through Sunday 11/25. Do you have a more reliable source of information that confirms that the Starz/Encore free preview actually does go through Monday 11/26?


It's through Sunday, not Monday.

The way to check for sure is to go to the SD versions of these channels on your T.V. Guide. It turns green on Monday so it's set up where Sunday is the last day of the free preview.

Thanks for the tip ... I wouldn't have thought to do that.




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