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Cinemax Freeview August 17th to 20th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by linuspbmo, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. linuspbmo

    linuspbmo AllStar

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    I just received a message on my DVR that said they were having a Cinemax freeview on August 17-20. I'm surprised they would have a Cinemax promo in August and another HBO and Cinemax freeview on Sept 14-17
     
  2. banditt76

    banditt76 Godfather

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    Seems the free previews are a monthly occurrence. I already have the movie channels, would be nice if they offered a free PPV movie for those of us that already have the channels.
     
  3. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

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    Freeview weekends are offered by the movie networks, not by D*. They are used to promote the network and new shows they produce to attract new subscribers. All D* does is flip a switch that allows you to see them.
     
  4. banditt76

    banditt76 Godfather

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    I know they are, I was just looking for a freebie. ;)
     
  5. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    Time to scroll through all the MAX channels I don't get and hit the record button for the weekend. Getting ready to load up Mr. Nomad.
     
  6. PrinceLH

    PrinceLH New Member

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    I wonder if there'll be a discount for Cinemax and HBO, during the free preview?
     
  7. banditt76

    banditt76 Godfather

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    Nope doesn't work that way, never has, never will.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The ongoing promotions are weekend teaser promotions to entice folks to add those channels.

    This is not a new marketing technique.

    The programming content (selection) available during the promotion periods seems to vary considerably by channel group.

    Thanks to the OP for the heads up.
     
  9. skoolpsyk

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    For sure!

    It would be nice if there was a sticky thread for free preview, with the title updated as they appear!
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Actually...I see the notices pop up in the messages on my DVRs regularly....but typically only go through them (for deletions) once every week or so...but the posts always are a nice heads up.
     
  11. skoolpsyk

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    for some reason I don't seem to catch them on my dvr--I always end up finding out about them some other way (or not--probably missed several).
     
  12. skoolpsyk

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    Hey, before I start scheduling a bunch of movies, does anyone know if Cinemax shows them in their OAR? or do they zoom the widescreen movies like HBO does?
     
  13. Blurayfan

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    Cinemax mostly plays the movies at aspect ratio 1.78. There have been a few exceptions in the past though.
     
  14. HDMike

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    I was hoping I could get an on-demand movie from Cinemax during the preview, but no such luck.
     
  15. Paul Secic

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    I love free stuff.
     

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