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Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz Coming to DirecTV


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#1 OFFLINE   LMckin

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz Coming to DirecTV

Free Preview for: Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, Starz
Available to Subscribers of: DirecTV
Free Preview Begins: January 11, 2013 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends: January 13, 2013 (Sunday)

http://www.freeprevi...to-directv.html

http://www.sho.com/sho/free-preview/1
Channel Lineup:
501-511 – HBO
515-523 – Cinemax
525-531 – Starz
545 – 558 – Showtime

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#2 OFFLINE   Dude111

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Excellent.. They sure do have alot of FREE PREVIEWS dont they?? (Shows they arent just looking for $$)

#3 OFFLINE   PrinceLH

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

I have HBO and Cinemax right now. I've had it for a few months and the programming is kind of slim right now. Once you see a few movies, they play the same one's, over and over, adnausium.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I've already gone through the lineup and selected the shows I want to record and see. Showtime has nothing for me.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

I've already gone through the lineup and selected the shows I want to record and see. Showtime has nothing for me.


try shameless, one of the best tvshow on!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

And dont' forget, if you have DVR, anything you record during the freeview you'll see be able to see after it's over! So it's a great time to load up on some movies!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for the heads up!
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#8 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

Cool, that mean I get a weekend credit for HBO, Starz/encore, Cinemax since I already pay for those.

Yea, Didn't think so.

I think Directv should BLOCK non paying subs from recording free preview content.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Showtime has a big mma fight next saturday.

http://www.strikeforce.com/event

Their last fight on that channel.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Showtime used to be pretty sparse on good stuff to watch. Penn & Teller (yes i know that's gone now. :( ) Shameless, Californication, The Borgias, Dexter are awesome shows. The movie side of things is still hit or miss for me when compared to the others but eh. The series are what keeps me subscribing.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Showtime used to be pretty sparse on good stuff to watch. Penn & Teller (yes i know that's gone now. :( ) Shameless, Californication, The Borgias, Dexter are awesome shows. The movie side of things is still hit or miss for me when compared to the others but eh. The series are what keeps me subscribing.


I like Nurse Jackie too!

#12 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

Showtime has a big mma fight next saturday.

http://www.strikeforce.com/event

Their last fight on that channel.


Now that Dexter is over, I think I will cancel Showtime but only after the Strikeforce event. Gotta see Josh Barnett fight again. Hopefully Dana White decides to bring him to the UFC.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

I have Showtime free for a year when one time i threatened to cancel which could expire sometime this year, even though all that time not one peep of viewing, and last month i received Stars free for 6 months which i do see a few times when there's nothing else on to see but get too repetitive with their movies, but i never get any discounts with HBO or Cinemax(although a i did get small discount once for Cinemax) but then again with all these free previews it doesn't make much sense in subscribing unless you're into their Series shows

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

I have Showtime free for a year when one time i threatened to cancel which could expire sometime this year, even though all that time not one peep of viewing, and last month i received Stars free for 6 months which i do see a few times when there's nothing else on to see but get too repetitive with their movies, but i never get any discounts with HBO or Cinemax(although a i did get small discount once for Cinemax) but then again with all these free previews it doesn't make much sense in subscribing unless you're into their Series shows


If you've never seen it, I highly suggest checking out Spartacus. It's third (and final) season starts on the 25th. It's my favorite show on TV next to GoT.
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Also, Starz recently launched Starzplay.com, (works just like HBOGo, etc), so you can watch all the previosu Spartacus seasons/episodes there. I do suggest watching the Prequel before Season 1/2, will flow a little better :D

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Cool, that mean I get a weekend credit for HBO, Starz/encore, Cinemax since I already pay for those.

Yea, Didn't think so.

I think Directv should BLOCK non paying subs from recording free preview content.
You want it you buy it!


That is the point of a free preview...to entice customers to keep the channels.

So by your logic every time D* adds a new channel, you should be charged?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

That is the point of a free preview...to entice customers to keep the channels.

So by your logic every time D* adds a new channel, you should be charged?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Cool, that mean I get a weekend credit for HBO, Starz/encore, Cinemax since I already pay for those.

Yea, Didn't think so.

I think Directv should BLOCK non paying subs from recording free preview content.
You want it you buy it!

Has nothing to do with adding new channels.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Cool, that mean I get a weekend credit for HBO, Starz/encore, Cinemax since I already pay for those.


I'm just trying to figure out why you think you are entitled to a credit for a free preview weekend?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

When will the shows show avaiable for sceduling recording ?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'm just trying to figure out why you think you are entitled to a credit for a free preview weekend?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

:zzz:


You're not making sense. The free previews serve a specific purpose that you do not seem to understand.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

I've already gone through the lineup and selected the shows I want to record and see. Showtime has nothing for me.


they plan to show that goon movie that I head was good. IF you like hockey you should try to see it.

also dexter is good on showtime.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

You're not making sense. You even responded to yourself earlier.

Yea sometimes you have to go back and BOLD key words when people comment, but don't know how to read.

But not falling for his nonsence this time like he wants.

I still stand Firm Directv should block recording abilitys on Premium channel free previews to non subscribers. They want to record, Then they pay to subscribe like the rest of us.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

You're not making sense. The free previews serve a specific purpose that you do not seem to understand.

People don't subscribe when they can go on a recording spree for free a couple times a year. Thats the point!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

People don't subscribe when they can go on a recording spree for free a couple times a year. Thats the point!


That would also prohibit premium subscribers from recording. There is no way (nor is there a reason) to block only non-premium subs from recording.
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