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HBO The Works


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Posted 21 August 2002 - 01:19 PM

Where are the missing HBO channels on D* like HBO Zone or HBO Comedy? Our local crap cable company even has these in their package.

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#2 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 21 August 2002 - 02:12 PM

Theyre nowhare. D* doesnt offer HBO Zone, HBO Comedy amd HBO Latino along with the other 5 or 6 Cinemaxs. Mainly due to contracts.
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Posted 21 August 2002 - 02:32 PM

I think he is asking----Why don'tt they?
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Posted 21 August 2002 - 02:41 PM

I get HBO Latino (or whatever it's called) as part of my HBO subscription on D*. It's broadcast from the 119 satellite.

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Posted 21 August 2002 - 04:07 PM

With as much that is paid for the channels at this time, we should be getting those other channels at no additional charge. Dont the cable companies offer it for the same price or cheaper?

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Posted 21 August 2002 - 05:17 PM

I forgot HBO L is on 119, ch 511, IIRC. Reason, theyre not up is becasue D* doesnt want to add them, or they feel there is no need to or TW is not giving them a good deal.
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Posted 24 August 2002 - 10:27 PM

I'm fairly sure D* could add them if they wanted. I 've written three times in the past year asking about it. Truth is, D* now offers the worst premium channel selection around. Digital cable has more and E* offers more.

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 10:33 PM

Really no reason to add them if you look at things from the DirecTV standpoint.

They gain no additional revenue from adding these channels, and the customers are not missing any programming from which they could see on the other HBO channels.

Really No $$$ + No New Programming = No Reason to carry it.

One thing I liked that HBO has done last year was some of the shows aired both on HBO and HBO2 at the same time, one was Letter Box (and HD) the other was non letterbox. That was a cool use of the channels.

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Posted 24 August 2002 - 11:29 PM

I disagree. Keeping their customer's happy and being competitive
with digital cable are two great reasons to add them.

If we follow your reasoning, why have more then just HBO east and west? Selection and convenience are important to many customer's. D* should add them for the same reasons E* an cable have before them.

From what I've seen, HBO Comedy offers many stand-up shows not in rotation on other HBO channels.

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 12:20 AM

Ok, they add a couple of crappy HBO channels and then put off on adding LIL or HDTV channels. Sounds good to me. :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 07:18 AM

Here is the real HBO Works package

http://www.lyngsat.com/dig/hbo.shtml

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Posted 26 August 2002 - 01:22 PM

Originally posted by The New Davidp
Here is the real HBO Works package

http://www.lyngsat.com/dig/hbo.shtml


I'm surprised HBO hasn't yet put up west feeds of those 4 new MAX channels yet. (WMax, @Max, OuterMax, 5StarMax)

If you really want the real HBO Works, just get a 4DTV BUD system & it's all yours... ;) ;) ;) (Along with the real Showtime Unlimited pkg & the real Starz/Encore Superpak)

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Posted 27 August 2002 - 09:21 PM

Originally posted by James_F
Ok, they add a couple of crappy HBO channels and then put off on adding LIL or HDTV channels. Sounds good to me.


I have heard from several friends that HBO Comedy is a good channel. Also, D* has been adding nothing but locals for the past year and only a very, very small percentage of their customers could make use of more HDTV channnels at this point. I have a feeling however, that your one of those few.

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Posted 27 August 2002 - 09:26 PM

Originally posted by dishrich

If you really want the real HBO Works, just get a 4DTV BUD system & it's all yours... ;) ;) ;) (Along with the real Showtime Unlimited pkg & the real Starz/Encore Superpak)



What is a "4DTV BUD system" ?

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Posted 28 August 2002 - 09:41 AM

Originally posted by Bob
What is a "4DTV BUD system" ?


Beautiful Useful Dish, or as most people know it,
Big Ugly Dish. :lol: :lol: :lol: (You know, the 8+ foot dishes)

The 4DTV is a C-band receiver that tunes analog, analog VCII scramble programming & DigicipherII Digital programming. The only thing to remember, is that not ALL digital programming on C-band uses the DCII format. But, all the premiums stated above definately do. The picture quality out of this is first rate, since this is the very same signal both DBS providers, as well as cable co. use to supply these channels.

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Posted 28 August 2002 - 04:59 PM

E* has HBO Comedy. :)

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Posted 28 August 2002 - 05:48 PM

I called Dish up a while back and complained about lack of Cinemax... Cinemax is the smallest package by far of the premium channels. They really need to carry the additional feeds.

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Posted 29 August 2002 - 07:00 AM

It should be noted here also that most cable systems bundle cinemax with HBO and Showtime w/ the Movie channel. Im a true blue D* fan, but it looks like cable has it all over the dish when it comes to premiums.

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Posted 29 August 2002 - 07:01 AM

Perhaps they no longer do dut D* used to haver a specail rate for HBO w/ Cinemax.
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Posted 29 August 2002 - 07:57 AM

Yea they dumped that about 6 months ago. Now you have to buy them ala-carte...




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