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Did you drop HBO after Sopranos?


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#21 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:56 PM

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


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#22 OFFLINE   Fourdogs

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

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.


Same here. I watched the last episode of the Soprano's just to see what all the hype was about. I didn't care for it. I subscribed to HBO for Deadwood, the best show ever IMHO. Now it looks like the promised Deadwood movies will not be made. Jim Beaver is a regular poster on alt.binaries.multimedia.deadwood and he said that it doesn't look promising.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:46 PM

Didn't drop it after Soprano's because of Entourage. I do, however, drop it if there's no series currently running. I didn't have HBO for about 3 or 4 months over the winter when there were no new episodes of any of the shows we watch.

We never watch movies on HBO, just the series. Now that Soprano's, Deadwood and Rome are done, looks like we're down to Entourage, CYE and Extra's. When there's a lull in those three, I'll be cancelling again.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:59 AM

I didn't drop it either. I have the premium package. Plus I have been watching HBO ever since I was a kid and you needed a roof top antenna to watch it.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:06 PM

I didn't drop it either. I have the premium package. Plus I have been watching HBO ever since I was a kid and you needed a roof top antenna to watch it.


When and where could a rooftop antenna pick HBO?

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:13 PM

When and where could a rooftop antenna pick HBO?


This was when I was a kid. My dad had an antenna on the roof from a company called ACS I think. This was back in the 80's The only choices we had were either Prism or HBO. Prism was for the sports people and HBO was for those wanting movies. This was before cable was available in our area at the time.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

This was when I was a kid. My dad had an antenna on the roof from a company called ACS I think. This was back in the 80's The only choices we had were either Prism or HBO. Prism was for the sports people and HBO was for those wanting movies. This was before cable was available in our area at the time.

We had the same thing when I was a kid up in Alaska, it was called Spectrum, it was a microwave dish on your roof, but we only had HBO though, no sports channels. :D

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 02:52 PM

I watch movies more for the shows than the movies:
Entourage (great!)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (great!)
The best show on television that no 1 is watching: The Wire!!!
I've been trying John from Cincinatti...weird, but still trying it.
Big Love's good.

In the past, they've also had Deadwood, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, etc.

The new movie every Saturday night is also good.

Can't wait for HD for all of them, but most of their shows are already in HD
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:28 PM

Actually, I subscribed!

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:51 PM

I have to wonder what the next big HBO series will be. How can you top The Soprano's? Sex & The City, Six Feet Under and The Soprano’s were all defining series for HBO, it’s going to be tough from them to make a comeback in the original series department and try to top their own standards. I do have to hand it to HBO, they know when to call it quits. Often you get these shows that keep on going and going because they’re popular but it goes down hill. I don’t think the phrase ‘Jumped the shark’ applies to any of those three series and extremely loyal fanbases have been built up.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

yet you forgot dream on & the larry sanders show
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 05:43 PM

Instead of dropping HBO, I think people should consider dropping Showtime if they have it to protest all the programming popups that SHO has during programs. It is so TNTesque. The only difference is SHO is a premium pay channel where TNT is a commercial channel. Premium channels should be uninterrupted and commercial free. I dropped Showtime because of their disregard for their subscribers and I don't watch TNT anymore because of all the garbage they interrupt program with and their distorted formats. I wish more people would do the same to send a strong message to them.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:43 AM

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 at least for the time being?


Nope. :)

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:51 AM

...actually I picked up HBO after Sopranos. Never did get into it.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:31 PM

Instead of dropping HBO, I think people should consider dropping Showtime if they have it to protest all the programming popups that SHO has during programs. It is so TNTesque. The only difference is SHO is a premium pay channel where TNT is a commercial channel. Premium channels should be uninterrupted and commercial free. I dropped Showtime because of their disregard for their subscribers and I don't watch TNT anymore because of all the garbage they interrupt program with and their distorted formats. I wish more people would do the same to send a strong message to them.


One reason not to drop Showtime: Weeds. New season starts Aug. 13th. Agreed, the bug I can do without. But as long as Weeds is on every week, won't be bothered by it much then.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 06:01 PM

One reason not to drop Showtime: Weeds. New season starts Aug. 13th. Agreed, the bug I can do without. But as long as Weeds is on every week, won't be bothered by it much then.


Another reason is Dexter, can't wait for it to come back on.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 10:49 PM

And don't forget Penn & Teller. I love those guys!
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:17 PM

Like a bad habit! Actually they made me wait 30 days since I had recently upgraded a receiver. Some strange rule they have. But then I did it. I had bored with that channel already but waited to see how the Sopranos ended. Zero interest in the strange surf show they have on and Curb stank it up the last couple of seasons. Deadwood and Rome and Extras are gone, and I haven't watched an HBO movie in a long time.

I also got tired of the avant garde and liberal shows they run. I prefer my entertainment w/o being preached to.

I wouldn't want to own stock in that company right now.

Oh yeah, for the last 12 months I'd gotten it free because of an installation screw up. I had just started paying for it again when I dropped it.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:47 PM

I'm dumping HBO after the "Big Love" season finale. My girlfriend loves that show. I'm going to be dumping all of my pay channels except Showtime to let Dish know that I don't appreciate them playing games with the broadcast resolution. (Note: I thought it was better. I didn't realize that I had changed a few of my TV settings.)

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:52 PM

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



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