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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by boba, Mar 17, 2006.
Because I subscribe to DISH's minimum qualifying package I can't watch the Freeview of HBO/Cinemax.
Umm, thats not really censorship....
What package do you subscribe to? Is it the family package? I could completely understand them not turning on the free preview since people getting that package wanted to eliminate objectionable channels from their lineup....
I know with D*, you have to get TC to get teh free previews, you cant just get some other miminum package and still be eligible for it....
Agreed... It's NOT censorship to not give you free stuff!
Censorship would be if they turned on the preview BUT put black bars on the screen and muffled the audio during some portions.
Family package subscribers should NOT be complaining about not getting the preview! You supposedly wanted the Family package because you didn't want adult material in your home... and I applaud you for taking that stand and making that choice!! But don't expect to get adult content for free when you said you didn't want it in the house.
For anyone else not on one of those qualifying packages... well, presumably you've already spoken and voted with Dish that your main goal is to save money by buying the least expensive package you can buy, right? You've already said you don't want to pay for HBO and MAX and whatever... so what incentive could they possibly have for giving you a free preview to entice you to buy something you either cannot afford or already made the conscious choice not to buy when you went with a minimal package?
Sorry I don't subscribe to TC I have a grandfathered package that is lower than TC and I am getting the Freeview on Directv. I can watch all the movies on Directv but I still feel that DISH is censoring my channels just because I chose their cheapest qualifying package.
Maybe they are. But on the other hand you have to admit some of the above posts make some good points. After all you subscribe to Dish FAMILY. People subscribing to this package are specifically telling dish by their purchase that they are interested in only having family friendly programming on their tv. Can you imagine the hassle Dish would have to put up with if when Mom & Dad came home Jr was watching something racy on the "skinamax" free preview and they thought they were only getting "safe programming"? Or for that matter "Joe minister of his church" thought his tv was "safe" to his standards and while doing his usual channel surfing all the sudden his tv tunes in a channel that wasn't there before showing some soft core porn?! Personally I think Dish is doing themselves a big favor by not giving the Dish family customers the free preview.
Yeah, well I am not home this weekend so I can't watch it, so I guess they should hold it over through next weekend since I will be home to watch it.
Dish Family comes with a choice, and that choice is that it is that for the $$ you are spending you aren't going to get everything everyone else gets. You made a choice plan and simple.
If I had Dish Family (never happen) and I ended up with HBO and Showtime in free preview, I would be livid due to the fact that I would be subscribing to D.F. to NOT get that kind of content. You want free previews, upgrade to top 60.
So I take it your package with DISH is the family package? You never answered that part of it. Common sense will tell you that they arent going to give the family package a free preview consisting of unedited commercial free movies, since the whole reason for the package is to make it family friendly. IF you do have the family package and you chose it based on price, thats your own problem...
Under DISH's current promotion the Family Pak qualifies for three months of Starz FREE is their service different from HBO free preview?
Yeah but you can't deny it, after three months they are then going to censor Starz by not letting you keep it for free....
This thread is ridiculous.
I'm sure DISH will correct their oversight soon enough, no movie channel free weekends should be allowed on the family plan, you know it, I know it, we all know it. Your postings are becoming ludicrous. ANd you STILL never came out and answered my query about whether you actually have the family package or not, or if you are just trying to be argumentative....
Yep this is different because anyone that signs up for free Starz plus the family package (which doesn't happen too often from my personal experience) knows what they're getting and are obviously ok with it. However if someone is subscribing only to Dish family, it's in Dish's best interest to assume that they just want programming that is "family friendly" lest they run into some of the problems I mentioned above.
Absolutely.Anyone who pays attention knows there are no shows rated AO on Starz.
You could only imagine the complaints that Dish would get if HBO and Cinemax with their violence, language and nudity suddenly showed up in the home where it was not wanted in the first place.
In fairness, maybe there should be an opt-in provision for Dish Family subscribers. Dish Family suscribers could see a channel saying, "If you want the free preview, call for more info." There would be no surprises, as people who did not call would not get the free preview, and I am guess most people wouldn't call in for the opt-in option.
This is like signing up for the Kosher Food Network, and then complaining that there are no pork recipes. If you wanted family friendly programming only, then why complain when you are not included in the sex and violence HBO/Cinemax preview????
That reminds me... as I was going through the weekend last night and setting up timers... I think it was like 3am Friday night or something...
and at that time there was some movie "Hotel Erotic" or something like that and it was on THREE of the MAX channels at the same time! I forget which three, but three MAX channels had the exact same movie on at varying times... one was almost over, the other just starting, and the third about halfway. Same movie on three channels... How's that for the preview advertising variety!
FYI, for anyone wondering... I didn't watch or record the movie in question.
That would probably only work if they could get the customer to agree that if they saw anything offensive they waived their right to complain, since Dish would have no idea when the customer might tune in and be surprised at what they found.
It's actually a series, not a movie. Don't ask me how I know...
Ok... that's a little better... but I bet it wasn't three different episodes.
I had forgotten that MAX and SHO had some latenight "adult" series back in the day... guess they still have them.