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Free Preview of HBO, Cinemax Coming to DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by LMckin, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. lacubs

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    Series is a main part of HBO,SHOWTIME,CINMAX,STARZ now even netflix got a Series now, and i enjoy most series they have
     
  2. cypherx

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    I have HBO for its series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Girls. I didn't delete my TVMail message yet because I have to remember to adjust my favorites list to add MAX in both rooms.
     
  3. goinsleeper

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    Case in point. How many "decent current movies" come out these days? It seems like most movies are poorly made. Whether it's the acting, the dialogue or the poor CG. If it's not poorly made then it's usually a remake. I imagine its not easy these days to keep a good line up of great current movies on these channels when there are very few to pick from to begin with.
     
  4. Volatility

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    i think they focus more so on their series than they do movies.
     
  5. Holydoc

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    Speaking of series, I love Game of Thrones but never had to subscribe to HBO to get it. I always wait on these free weekends and record a whole season. For those of you who have not seen season 2, they will be playing the whole season several times on Sunday.

    My recorder is warming up now!
     
  6. larryharry59

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    For the past 2 seasons of Game of Thrones I have done the ole subscribe to HBO for 1 month after the season ends and watch all the episodes on HBO Go. Its good for people like me who hate waiting a week for a new episode. Also so much cheaper then subscribing to HBO all year and even buying the season on Blu Ray. The price of HBO a month is outrageous now.
     
  7. p4594spa

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    So does On demand work while they running this free period. It seems to me you could download a s**t full of stuff during the free period if you don't have time to view it all.

    Tell me where my thinking is wrong
     
  8. seanb61

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    It doesn't work.
     
  9. alnielsen

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    There may be a Freeview version of On-Demand, but it will have a limited selection and the items will expire soon.
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    It does not work, luckily. We have enough freeloaders already.
     
  11. Holydoc

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    For the past two seasons, I have waited for the free previews and recorded the entire seasons and watched them. FYI, this Sunday HBO is running the entire second season of GoT on HBO2. I will watch Season 2 then and the first episode of Season 3 on HBO.

    Woot!
     
  12. larryharry59

    larryharry59 Mentor

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    Honest opinion here, is the premium channels even worth it anymore?
     
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    If you enjoy their original programming, then yes. For big movie buffs, yes.
     
  14. acostapimps

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    Not to me it isn't, sorry but I don't watch HBO or any other premium channel for series shows, I watch it for movies as it was meant to be watched, But since all their attention is on series shows and not movies, which whenever there's freeviews I record a few movies that are worth watching, If there's no discounts or any type of promotion credit then it has no value to me IMO.
     
  15. acostapimps

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    HBO and AMC are one in the same with price increase on series shows, if I want to watch shows I can just watch on locals or national channels, They should really add epix channels for movie buffs like me for what they reportedly paid Viacom. Im not paying $18 for subpar repeated movies which you all could justify for GOT and whatnot, PPV is not an option.
     
  16. damondlt

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    OH now they are Freeloaders?
    Funny how your tune was totally different the last free Preview.;)
     
  17. sigma1914

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    A movie buff who doesn't want premiums? Also, Epix repeats movies, too. Some might even consider them subpar, too. Everyone has different taste.
     
  18. acostapimps

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    But they have better movie choices then all the premium channels combined.
     
  19. damondlt

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    I did my EPIX 14 day Roku Trial and it was quite nice.:)

    What sucks is I can't even subscribe to it now.

    I wish Directv would offer HBO GO on the ROKU too, so I'm not forced to use my buddys Dish account to use it.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    IMO, a true "movie buff" would watch pretty much every movie channel and not just the big blockbuster ones like Epix carries.
    Epix is nice. As for HBOGO, have you checked HBO On Demand? Just about every show and HBO movie is on there.
     

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