Free preview weekend

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ethanjacejacob, May 16, 2006.

  1. ethanjacejacob

    ethanjacejacob New Member

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    When are we gonna get a Free Preview Weekend? HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ
     
  2. trnsfrguy

    trnsfrguy Advanced !

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    I believe it's this weekend....
     
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    This weekend, 5/19-5/21, DirecTV is offering their Premium package for free.
    That's everything.
     
  4. vman

    vman Member

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    Yes, supposedly all the premium channels (well, not PPV or adult) are on freeview this weekend.
     
  5. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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  6. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    There's a flier in the mail with your DIRECTV bill.

    I remember seeing it in with my bill about a month ago.

    The front page of the flier says - COMING IN MAY and there's a KING KONG picture.
    Inside there's a page that says - DO NOT DISTURB. Below that it says - Stay in and enjoy a FREE PREVIEW..... etc...
     
  7. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    Many folks dont read that stuff! To them it is like the crap that comes with your credit card bill. I used to love the mailings from cable and sat! Remember the good ole days when you got the little books from the premium channels. :) I miss them sometimes. Now I do read the inserts its a thing with me Like george costanza i like reading stuff in the restroom too. If i am between mag subscriptions the inserts that come in bills will do :p :D although I dont want the 1.50 calculator free gift from amex for only 5.99 shipping :D :rolleyes:
     
  8. bguppies

    bguppies New Member

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    Wasn't the Showtime free weekend just last month and the HBO preview the month before that?
    Are they supposed to have free previews weekends every month?
    Enjoy this weekends Total Choice Preview, it'll probably be last for a few months since everybody just ran their freeviews recently.
     
  9. Guindalf

    Guindalf Now with added dalf

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    There's a difference between the individual Freeviews and this one. HBO would sponsor an HBO Freeview and as we've seen with some of them, they plaster the screen with "get our service" messages and phone numbers. This is a preview of a D* package and I doubt it will have any of that as it is sponsored by D*, not the premium providers.


    Remember folks: Set your TiVo on stun!
     
  10. Matt9876

    Matt9876 New Member

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    Guindalf : Remember folks: Set your TiVo on stun!


    All four tuners ready to record sir!

    Adjustments to channels I recieve done.

    All systems are Go!
     
  11. bigrig

    bigrig ∞ ↔ ∞ ↔ ∞ ↔ ∞ ↔ ∞

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    So does this start at 12 AM Friday and end 12 AM Monday? Or is it looser than that?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  12. Enrique

    Enrique Well-Known Member

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    6Am CST Start 6AM end CST.
     
  13. michaelp95

    michaelp95 New Member

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    Since we will a be premier customer this weekend, Directv should give us a 3 day credit for our DVR fees :)
     
  14. islander

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    Oh yeah, those booklets with the movie schedules in it! Back when there was only one HBO and one Cinemax! I forgot about those..... Just looking around the HBO site, and found they still make 'em! You just have to print it yourself now! :)

    http://www.hbo.com/guidepdf/
     
  15. justapixel

    justapixel Domestic Extremist Staff Member

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    Seeing what they have to offer over this free weekend makes me realize how much I wouldn't want to pay for it.
     
  16. RS4

    RS4 New Member

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    Yeah, me too. I'm grateful they turned it on to show me I'm not missing much. I had HBO for several years and found I hardly watched it, even when I got the HDTV. (I've also had all of the other pays at one time or another in the past few years). I recorded one movie this weekend. That's all I could find that really interested me.

    We've turned ro Netflix instead. I pay $9.99 and watch between four and 8 movies a month - a lot more than when I had HBO.
     
  17. culprit622

    culprit622 Not who you think

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    +1
     
  18. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Wow, what a waste of money it would be to have the entire pkg. Oceans 12 is on like 50 times in 3 days :(
     
  19. jaydro

    jaydro Senior Member

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    Yeah, the TC Premier Preview wasn't such a great ad for that package. To me the attraction would be that I would get everything DirecTV has, but I was baffled to find that while I got the Para Todos channels, I didn't receive the Asian channels (other than the CTV9 I normally get), nor did I get Setanta (except for a special preview show), nor did I get the Para Todos XM channels! It all seemed very arbitrary. Or was any of that a mistake on D*'s part like when I only got half the Showtime channels during one of their preview weekends?
     
  20. bsnelson

    bsnelson Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    +1 (again).

    I was shocked. I think I ended up with "The Terminal" and "Robots". Oh, and "Ray".

    Brad
     

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