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In Defense of Cinemax!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Plusdvrjunkie, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. ThomasM

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    They do. DirecTV just doesn't carry it right now.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    Cinemax does the samething with the on screen bugs. As far as credits, do people actually watch those things? As soon as the movies fades to black it's off to another channel, don't really care who the assistant to the assistant of make up for the extras were. I have relatives involved in the movie industry that worked on hits like Independence Day and The Green Mile, never cared to see their names in the credits, or even find out how they contributed to the film. Only thing I find credits useful of is if there a good song, finding out the name of it so I can download it, but since all the info is online, it's a moot point.
     
  3. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Well I'm waiting.... (tapping foot and looking at wristwatch);)
     
  4. ThomasM

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    I've never seen a "bug" during a Cinemax or HBO movie. And yes, some folks really do read those closing credits, especially if there is a character in the film that the viewer would like to see who it was played by.
     
  5. Steve Mehs

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    There's bugs on right now, Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Actionmax and King Kong on Thrillermax
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    When I want to watch a movie, I play a DVD.

    I only subscribe to the premium movie channels (HBO) for their original series.

    Don't think Cinemax has too much of that.
     
  7. MLBurks

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    The bugs don't bother me at all and I actually do watch the end credits. Most people I know don't but I do remember some friends of mine that were upset that The Pirates of the Caribbean had a surprise scene at the end of the credits which they didn't see because they didn't wait through the credits. Other movies have done that as well. But I watch the credits because I do enjoy reading (not word for word) the credits and I enjoy listening to the music. For me, the credits are part of the movie.
    And Starz NEEDS to get rid of their stupid advertising banner during the credits. I really hate that!
     
  8. MLBurks

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    Yes but Starz which is not part of any basic package does the same thing as Encore.
     
  9. MLBurks

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    I watch the movies on the premium channels to see if I want them on DVD. I hate to buy a movie and then the movie sucks.
     
  10. garypet

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    The feeds are certainly there, can't understand why D won't add a few of these;

    • G1-19 Cinemax West
    • G1-124 Cinemax East*
    • G1-126 Cinemax West*
    • G1-127 MoreMax East*
    • G1-129 MoreMax West*
    • G1-130 ActionMax East*
    • G1-132 ActionMax West*
    • G1-133 ThrillerMax East*

    • G1-135 ThrillerMax West*
    • G1-137 W Max*
    • G1-139 @Max*
    • G1-141 5StarMax*
    • G1-143 OuterMax*

    This is the only reason C-Band still exists! Lots of movies!
     
  11. TheRatPatrol

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    They don't have the bandwidth right now. We'll probably see more with the new sats.
     
  12. pdxBeav

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    It's too bad that so many channels are leaving or not going with the consumer Digicipher II delivery system. I've had my BUD since 1984 and not a single DirecTV/E*/cable delivered SD channel can come close to the picture quality that C-Band delivers. HD is a different story since it looks good even on DBS, but still can't match C-Band. It's actually quite amusing when the DBS companies tout how great the picture quality is of their SD "digital" channels.

    For me, the convenience of multiple receivers and DVRs won out over picture quality so I'm a happy DirecTV subscriber, but I do miss the superior picture quality.
     
  13. pez2002

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    I had cinemax back in the summer of 1996 only because my cable system had it on special for $6 a month for the summer of 1000 movies Plus we only had one channel of hbo and no starz so i got cinemax now i have hbo/sho/starz and im happy with those channels
     
  14. harsh

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    Please remember that the new satellites won't add any MPEG2 national content. The bandwidth will have to come from somewhere else.

    Don't expect that they will carry Cinemax HD programming over and above the channels that they carry in SD. D*'s announcements thus far seem to support this.
     
  15. harsh

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    Since cable was pushing digital hard, DBS felt compelled to remind everyone that they'd been digital all along. Now we know that in many cases, this digital content is just an approximation to the analog content from which it is derived.
     
  16. Steve Mehs

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    I really doubt DirecTVs lack of movie channels have anything to do with their lack of bandwidth. Other then HBO Latino, DirecTV hasn't added a premium movie channel in 10 years, if not longer.
     
  17. newsposter

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    bugs on premium channels should be outlawed. We are paying after all.

    squished credits are also wrong

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    can someone tell me the approximate time between DVD/rental release and they show up on these premiums? And is there any reason why one gets a movie before the other and do they always cycle around hbo to starz etc ?
     
  18. spartanstew

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    But don't they show on the movie channels a month or more after the DVD release? I've been getting about 16 movies per month from BB online for $9.99 and I can get new releases that same week. It cost me less than 75 cents per movie to rent, then I decide what to buy.
     
  19. harsh

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    Check your rates as they've just made some major increases. I seem to recall reading where they had jacked the price by $8/month.
     
  20. paulman182

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    The 50-100 movies I record per month would be pretty expensive to rent.

    When I'm into movies, I keep the Premier package. If I can't have them all, I lose interest and go do something besides watching TV.

    I'd love for D* to add all the Max channels but as Harsh said, they don't seem to plan to do that.
     
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