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Favorite Movie Package?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mixer, Aug 6, 2007.

Which Movie Package Is Your Favorite?

  1. HBO

    0 vote(s)
  2. Starz

    62 vote(s)
  3. Showtime

    47 vote(s)
  4. Cinemax

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Aug 6, 2007 #1 of 38

    Mixer Hall Of Fame

    Sep 28, 2006
    I am thinking of adding on a movie package and was wondering what everyone's favorite was. I have had HBO in the past and Currently have Showtime. If I picked up one of the others I would mor than likely drop Showtime. With more HD coming Starz and HBO look like the best options and I certainly want HD to be a big part of my decision.

    So which is your favorite?
  2. Aug 6, 2007 #2 of 38
    Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I've got HBO + STARZ/ENCORE. These seem to have the best movies.
  3. Aug 6, 2007 #3 of 38

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Had HBO for so many years I forgot it was optional! I am going to swap SHo for Starz, more HD and better selection then Sho. Had Starz for years but switched to Sho for Tudors.
  4. Aug 6, 2007 #4 of 38
    Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Honestly I don't know. I have the Premier package so I get all of them and unless I am watching Entourage on HBO, HBO HD, or Showtime HD I don't ever really pay attention to watch channel I am watching. I flip through the guide and look at the movies not the channels so I don't know what movie channels I am watching the majority of the time.
  5. Aug 6, 2007 #5 of 38

    2Guysfootball Godfather

    Jul 2, 2007
    I tried them all and as long as Starz gets the HD channels I say its the most choices for the $$.
  6. Aug 6, 2007 #6 of 38
    Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
  7. Aug 6, 2007 #7 of 38

    drx792 Icon

    Feb 27, 2007
    I say starz. it has the most new movies and usually the best too.
    i'm not really into original programing so i dont care that much for HBO(hmm Home Box office.......not movies all the time....not what i expect) but it comes out second. Cinemax would be good if we actually had more that the 3 of them we have now, and i cant find a thing on Sho to watch ever.

    Still i have premier so it doesnt matter to me. If i se something i like I just watch it.
  8. Aug 6, 2007 #8 of 38

    MLBurks Icon

    Dec 16, 2005
    For me, it's Starz. I have Starz, HBO, and Showtime but I find myself watching Starz more often. Original programing on the premium channels hasn't interested me since "The Tales From The Crypt" on HBO!!! Showtime seems not to have the new releases that come out like Starz or HBO. And Showtime movies 90% of the time seem to be rated R or TV-MA. HBO is OK and they have good movies but I don't like their porn overnight or their original programing. Starz gets the Disney releases and HBO gets Dreamworks releases. I like both those studios. HBO family is a good channel and I wish D* would add Starz Kids & Family. So HBO and Starz are nearly a must for me but if I had to pick one, it would be Starz.
  9. Aug 6, 2007 #9 of 38

    apulo Cool Member

    May 27, 2007
    I'm with BMoreRavens, I don't really notice what channel I'm watching unless it's Entourage. I just pull up the guide and see what's on.
  10. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    I don't know why, but I've really come to like Big Love on HBO. Those cult leaders are just so evil and crazy...
  11. DawgLink

    DawgLink Woof Woof Woof

    Nov 5, 2006
    Washington, DC
    I was give 3 months of Showtime for free due to past problems. Is really bad, imo
  12. Mixer

    Mixer Hall Of Fame

    Sep 28, 2006
  13. Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have them all :) And I agree with this statement 100%:righton:
  14. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    As I said in the other thread, I have all the movie channel but my favorite is HBO. Top notch movies, great original series and the standups on HBO Comedy. Showtime is second for Dexter, Penn & Teller, a nice selection of movies from the '90s.
  15. ecdc

    ecdc Mentor

    Dec 14, 2006
    It depends on what you want it for. Starz seems to have the most movies, though HBO often gets the bigger hits (which doesn't translate to quality, obviously). I voted for HBO in the poll, but I do it for their series more than actual movies. Deadwood, Sopranos, Bill Maher, Carnivale - love 'em all. My wife liked Sex and the City and now can't miss Big Love. Showtime is pretty weak on the movies but I really enjoy Penn & Teller.

    I don't find myself settling on Starz, Cinemax, or Encore that often. Instead, every couple of weeks when the guide has cycled, I do searches or or see what's coming on those channels and schedule shows to record. I love the Premiere package because it's nice knowing you get everything, but there's *a lot* of filler. Starz and Encore seem to have the same two-star movies repeating over and over again. But one night when I couldn't sleep, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula sure was entertaining...
  16. Xram

    Xram Godfather

    Nov 18, 2005
  17. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    Why isn't playboy up there?
  18. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD

    Except for certain shows (and HD access), I have on idea what movie channel I am watching when I watch a movie.
  19. Randall DBS

    Randall DBS Legend

    Aug 4, 2002
  20. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I no longer watch movies in SD, so the one that offers the most HD movie channels is my favorite at the moment! :lol:

    One day, all the premium movie packages will have every movie channel in HD! :joy:
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