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Did you drop HBO after Sopranos?


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#1 OFFLINE   cavihitts

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:03 PM

I often hear about people only subscribing to HBO during the Sopranos season. Now that Sopranos is done, has anyone here dropped HBO for good or atleast for the time being? I'm just curious to know how HBO's subscriptions numbers were affected by this. Has anyone seen any articles? I guess HBO is countering with the addition of the HD channels.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

That therory has been out there for a long time... and does have some merit to it.

DirecTV changed their premium channel policies a while ago, to account for those people that would just get HBO on Sundays for the Sopranos, and then turn it off... thus getting the day's worth prorated for about $0.40

I do think there will be a subscription increase with the new HD networks.... I know by at least 1 (me), at least for a little while.
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#3 OFFLINE   cavihitts

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

Yeah D* has a premium service disconnect fee of $10 if you to keep a movie package for 30 days. You can swap them though. BTW Earl, your post on Harry Potter's ending is what made me think of this.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

I often hear about people only subscribing to HBO during the Sopranos season. Now that Sopranos is done, has anyone here dropped HBO for good or atleast for the time being? I'm just curious to know how HBO's subscriptions numbers were affected by this. Has anyone seen any articles? I guess HBO is countering with the addition of the HD channels.


First of all I LIKED the ending of The Sopranos. I like several shows on HBO and they program them around the calendar year making it hard to cancel HBO. I would think thats the way a lot of people are "forced" to approach their subscription to HBO.

#5 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:23 PM

I have the premier package so no. Plus Entourage season is still going.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:27 PM

I have the premier package so no. Plus Entourage season is still going.


Yeah I've kind of gotten into Entourage as well.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:29 PM

Yeah I've kind of gotten into Entourage as well.


If you just started watching it you should get the season's and watch it from the beginning. I think it is a great show.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:30 PM

Yeah I got into at the beginning of last season or the year before. Can't exactly remember. But I will go back to the beginning.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:57 AM

No way. Never watched them (well, I tried one episode.) I catch the PG-13 version occasionally when my wife watches it on A&E and still wonder how such unappealling characters could have such appeal for everybody but me.

HBO is for movies.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:00 AM

On the HBO topic, has anyone been roped into John from Cincinnati? Strange show, but I'm hooked.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:13 AM

I dropped HBO after the Sopranos, but that was after the first part of the final Season. I'll wait for the box set of the 2nd part to come out.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:21 AM

I wonder how HBO, Showtime, and the others are going to do once VOD comes online.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:36 AM

My wife loves big love and with curb your enthusiasm starting soon there is still enough to warrant the charge.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:37 AM

If this Soprano is canceled, then I might think about dropping HBO!
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:40 AM

My wife enjoys watching Big Love (not sure why...) so even though I was ready to drop HBO after the Soprano's, she is not.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:21 AM

I have been an HBO watcher since 1991 And have no reason to cancel

I have a package on cable i get hbo/sho/starz for $93 a month not bad for 3 channels :) so there is allways something on to watch
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:39 AM

On the HBO topic, has anyone been roped into John from Cincinnati? Strange show, but I'm hooked.


I'm hooked. It is truly a strange show, yet I find myself getting anxious every Sunday around dinner time.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:58 AM

Did you drop HBO after Sopranos?

I didn't. I've had all four premium movie packages since I first got sat back in 2000.
Now I'm on cable with even more movie channels -- I want them all! :D

I don't understand why anyone would cancel HBO just because the Sopranos went
off the air. On the other hand, I never understood why people would want to watch
the program in the first place. :shrug:

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:18 PM

Nope. Still have HBO (along with all the other movie channels) and have no intention of canceling. Only subscribed for The Soprano's but there's a lot of good programming on there and I don’t think I could make it without HBO Comedy. The Soprano’s and Six Feet Under were the only two HBO original series I followed and I’ll be waiting for the next big one.

I still can't believe The Soprano’s are gone, and I still can't believe the ending, or lack thereof.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:23 PM

Never watched the Soprano's, but I did cut HBO off after they canceled Deadwood. If they make the movies like they said I will pick it back up. Or when the 11 HD channels go online that could make me jump back on.

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