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DirecTV Free Preview of Starz Super Pack

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bixler, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    I seem to recall that once I was unable to watch recorded shows from one of the movie channels after I dropped the subscription.
  2. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Nope you can still watch after cancelling.
  3. Syzygy

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    What you might be remembering is that you can no longer download VOD associated with a package once you cease subscribing to it. Also, in the past, you couldn't download VOD associated with a package if you're just getting a free weekend's worth of access to it.
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    thats annoying, thankfully a few show again this weekend. and why do these receivers appear smart and know we didnt sub to the channel but then they go ahead and record it and use up our valuable space! makes no sense.
  5. Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007
    I always appreciate these free previews. After going through the weekend's HD offerings and picking the 3 movies I wanted to record I was reminded why I don't subscribe to this package.
  6. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    A recording of a blacked-out channel takes up very little valuable space. A black screen compresses extremely well.

    But the receivers really aren't all that "smart": for every recording I tried to set up on a Starz channel for during the free preview, I had to affirm to the receiver that, yes, I knew I wasn't currently authorized for the channel, but it should record anyway. Therefore, it's my fault, not the receiver's, for any recordings that didn't actually work. (But I knew that historically, these free previews have gone active at 6:00 A.M. Eastern/3:00 A.M. Pacific, so I didn't set any movies to record before that time. In fact, I remember looking at "Synecdoche, New York" -- which I've been interested in seeing -- and being disappointed by its start time, and the fact that it doesn't seem to be running again this weekend.)
  7. Syzygy

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    I found over a dozen HD movies I wanted to record. That may be because I hardly ever go to the theater and I rent very few DVDs or Blu-rays.
  8. Syzygy

    Syzygy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 5, 2005
    And yet when you delete a 2-hour blank movie, the % available goes up 2 or 3 percent.
  9. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
  10. newsposter

    newsposter Hall Of Fame

    Nov 12, 2003
    thats significant to me, i guess not everyone though.
  11. Stryker412

    Stryker412 Legend

    Jan 21, 2009
    Is anyone else still getting Starz or am I just lucky? I unblocked all the Starz channels from my custom guide during the free preview and forgot to block them again. Last night I was flipping through the guide and saw all the Starz channels were still there (not greyed out). I even was able to record Iron Giant last night.

    I double checked my bill and we're not being charged.

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