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Another Commercial Free Channels bites the dust


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#26 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Sony Movie Channel has adopted MGMHDs annoying habit of interrupting movies with previews and commercials. Looks like TCM and HDnet Movies are the only ones' left.

There was a time, no long ago where one had the choice of TCM, AMC, IFC, MGM, Sony, FOX Movie Channel and HDnet Movies; all commercial free. Not no more.


Yup that's why I removed the Blockbuster channels.

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#27 OFFLINE   jburns

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Based on...


I'd say based on the fact that DTV has not moved to stop the instant drop/add.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:12 AM

Is is worth the phone call. You don't even talk to a human. Just say "cancel HD Extra Pack" at the prompt. It will be canceled and you can go online to add it back.


No, the issue comes when I go online to ADD it. The online system wants to change my basic package with any change I make, including this add. But given Sony's commercials, there's no interest here any longer anyway. Of course, YMMV.

#29 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

Sony Movie Channel has adopted MGMHDs annoying habit of interrupting movies with previews and commercials. Looks like TCM and HDnet Movies are the only ones' left.

There was a time, no long ago where one had the choice of TCM, AMC, IFC, MGM, Sony, FOX Movie Channel and HDnet Movies; all commercial free. Not no more.


I was getting to like that Channel.. :(

I guess we should be thankful though they have not gone the way of AMC and air 5 minutes of movie and 10 minutes of commercials every 15 minutes.

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#30 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

I noticed this on there official FB page posted back in Sept. 2012, "We avoid interrupting our movies whenever possible. Unfortunately we are legally required to break certain movies due to the details of our licensing agreements."

http://www.facebook....469951009693586

There has also been a few people complain on there about the logo bug in the bottom right.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

Is is worth the phone call. You don't even talk to a human. Just say "cancel HD Extra Pack" at the prompt. It will be canceled and you can go online to add it back.


What number do you call that you can do this without speaking to the rep live?




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