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Amazing, what I can view without a receiver activated. I have a TV and Dish 500 and #508 receiver in my shop/garage. The 508 was activated till last fall and had it deactivated. I generally don't watch that much TV in the shop during the winter months....too cold. Today, while I was cleaning up the shop I turned on the TV and 508 to see what was on channel 240 (sports), as it is a free channel. I was running through the channels and came across the HBO (free preview) channels. I found that I can watch these HBO channels free without the 508 being activated. Well!, for time being till the free days are gone.
 

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plasmacat said:
There is a free HBO preview on now thru Wed.
No here, you must have a loyalty offer as I don't have it on any of my DVR's. LOL

My bad, I didn't realize I'm in the Dish forum, ouch!
 

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Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery
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HBO generally doesn't do free previews until new shows crop up.
 

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Yes it does show up in preview mode on my subscribed receiver I get a picture. On my unsubscribed 811 it shows up as green in the guide but I can't watch it.
 

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Also listed on the preview channel 103.


Why Mon-Wed, instead of over a weekend?
 

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SayWhat? said:
Also listed on the preview channel 103.

Why Mon-Wed, instead of over a weekend?
Now is the time to experience HBO FREE for three days! DISH will be giving you a free preview of HBO so you can see what you have been missing. Catch the premiere of The Weight of the Nation, a four-part documentary series, each featuring case studies, interviews with our nation's leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity.
 

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James Long said:
James has a day job ... and if one can't wait for an evening post one can always watch http://uplink.jameslong.com/updates/ for near immediate updates. There is even an RSS feed available. :)
Kidding ?! Nothing there - no RSS, nothing, just 404, hehe ...
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Can't spell my own website ... oh well, something to laugh about.
 

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Jhon69 said:
This is a very good reason to keep your guide list on "My Channels".I saw the Free HBO Preview Monday morning when I ran through my "My Channels" guide:)
Another thing that Dish does right, and the other one has yet to figure out. ;)
 

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I was wondering if there was a special promotion going on related to this free preview so I logged on to Dish customer service chat. I just asked the question and was offered HBO for 1/2 price for the next 6 months! I really wanted to see Game of Thrones and catch up on True Blood so I took the offer. It's still $8 a month, but I also get access to HBO on demand which makes it worth it for me.:)
 
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