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Which premium movie channel package should I order for my HD DirectTV?

Fef 2008/03/07 07:34:29
HBO $14/Mo - 7 premium channels, HBO is the place for the biggest Hollywood hits, great original movies, award-winning shows, exclusive sporting events and more.
Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 different channels. Blockbusters, old favorites, latest releases — Starz has it all.
SHOWTIME UNLIMITED $12/Mo - Experience entertainment like never before with bold original films and TV series you won't see on any other premium network.
Cinemax $12/Mo - With over 1,600 different movies a year, Cinemax1 features the fewest repeats of any premium service and a new movie premiere every Saturday night.
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After having all the channels for a while, I've noticed the same movies play on all the channels almost evenly. I don't need to pay for all of them. I have HD and DVR so I can record the movies I want to watch and play them whenever. I prefer to see the big blockbusters that I've missed in the theaters (all of them) and Entourage. I don't care too much for the other original programs.
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  • Danale 2008/03/07 07:36:42
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    Danale
    +3
    Honey give it up... just go with all of 'em. (Your wife will be so happy... he he he)

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  • Pamela 2008/03/20 18:18:37
    Cinemax $12/Mo - With over 1,600 different movies a year, Cinemax1 features t...
    Pamela
    Can't go wrong with Cinemax
  • Bunny Gurl ♥ 2008/03/09 08:36:43
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    Bunny Gurl ♥
    +1
    I really don't get to watch too much tv anymore. ;)
  • Fef Bunny G... 2008/03/20 02:07:13
    Fef
    +1
    You should get Tivo or DVR so you can watch only the best shows.
  • Bunny G... Fef 2008/03/20 03:33:51
    Bunny Gurl ♥
    I spend my time on SodaHead.com now....;)
  • Bailey ... Bunny G... 2011/04/05 22:15:16
    Bailey Giannini
    +3
    I. I've got WOW premium cable the premium movie channels I have are
    HBO, STARZ, ENCORE, HBO ON DEMAND & STARZ ON DEMAND.
    I love EM all the ones within my package. How can you go wrong with premium
    Movie channels like those. My opinion is you don't need every single type of premium movie channels. I've got 28 which is a whole lot. I can't even choose what to watch anymore. I've got regular basic cable channels, HD channels, Premium movie channels
    And premium cable + more.... I love everything I have and I preciate it very much.
    My Grandma has com cast and she has everything. But she has more
    HBO channels and STARZ channels than me. She only has one encore channel.
    But it's STARZ altogether because Encore comes with STARZ. For WOW out
    Of the premium movie channel HBO, STARZ & ENCORE package I have
    Everything. But you only need one package. I suggest drop SHOWTIME
    And CINEMAX and get HBO, STARZ & ENCORE they're the best for the money.
    If you have WOW cable you'll get 28 premium movie channels altogether.
    That's still a lot. But hey that's just my opinion.
    good luck though.
  • JadedTLC 2008/03/08 20:23:21
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    JadedTLC
    +2
    It looks like you get the most for your money, HOWEVER, maybe Danale is right .. get 'em all for her. :)
  • Alva 2008/03/08 01:38:50
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    Alva
    +2
    I just like their name best!
  • TRUAMERICAN 2008/03/07 23:44:31
    SHOWTIME UNLIMITED $12/Mo - Experience entertainment like never before with b...
    TRUAMERICAN
    This package should serve you well as it was voted the Best Pay Per View Premium Channel Available, for its diverse menu of movies, original seriesand more. It will offer you plenty of programs for you and your son with optimal time frames in which you can choose to view them.Good luck my FRIEND.
  • sadiesmom 2008/03/07 22:39:10 (edited)
    HBO $14/Mo - 7 premium channels, HBO is the place for the biggest Hollywood h...
    sadiesmom
    +1
    Just so you can watch the new John Adams mini-series....I want!


    but, I do have the Starz package for $12.95 a month....like it! (Dish TV)
  • Fef sadiesmom 2008/03/20 02:08:16
    Fef
    I set the DVR to record the John Adams series. I saw a bit of it and loved it.
  • sadiesmom Fef 2008/03/20 03:42:02
    sadiesmom
    Thanks Fef...wanna record it for me and pass it on???

    I so want to see it!!!!!!!!!!!
  • YankeeInMS 2008/03/07 22:27:59
    Undecided
    YankeeInMS
    Sorry I can't help. I don't have any of the above packages. Good luck with your choice.
  • Undecided
    ღ✞☮ νєяσηιcα ღ✞☮
    Can not help you out there, I am not a fan of DireTV.
    I go with Cox cable for TV , Phone and Internet.
  • Erik 2008/03/07 17:13:27
    HBO $14/Mo - 7 premium channels, HBO is the place for the biggest Hollywood h...
    Erik
    +1
    No doubt!
  • Noah C. 2008/03/07 16:17:28
    SHOWTIME UNLIMITED $12/Mo - Experience entertainment like never before with b...
    Noah C.
    then you can watch dexter, they do have bad movies most of the time.
  • IzzyJr 2008/03/07 11:52:51
    Undecided
    IzzyJr
    'HBO' if Entourage is a must. 'Starz Super Pack' if the blockbusters are a must..and you want to save $2. :D
  • Karl 2008/03/07 10:01:58
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    Karl
    I don't know much about US TV Packages but I would think that 600 movies a month would be enough for everyone. Even me. :)
  • greenwo... Karl 2008/03/07 15:17:59 (edited)
    greenwoodtree
    +1
    Starz is my choice too. But the 600 movies a month is misleading. We got all the premium channels free for three months when we signed up for DTV. I soon found out most of those 600 have been around the block a couple times. Three years later when we get those free promotion weekends, many of the same old tired movies are still on the schedule. Starz has more channels and you can always find something old that you haven't seen yet. I'm in it for the movies; HBO has too much junk.
  • Fef greenwo... 2008/03/20 02:28:29
    Fef
    true, true. Thanks for pointing that out. I really don't like seeing the guide filled with movies I saw in the 80s.
  • Joke is on you. 2008/03/07 08:33:02
  • Fef Joke is... 2008/03/20 02:27:22
    Fef
    DirecTV doesn't use cable, it uses satellite. I switched from cable to satellite for the pricing and features, plus I don't have to pay state taxes on the service... at least for now.
  • Joke is... Fef 2008/03/20 03:46:57
  • ronnieglass 2008/03/07 08:07:40
    Undecided
    ronnieglass
    +1
    Fef....for $12 a month it's a no brainer to go with none of the above and get a Netflix account. If you already have one and this then HBO is the way to go for better content....content is king
  • *Dommina* Tormented Soul 2008/03/07 07:47:43
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    *Dommina* Tormented Soul
    +1
    If it's just for movies...Starz
  • Tommy Trend 2008/03/07 07:37:15
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    Tommy Trend
    +1
    yeah, all those movies!
  • Danale 2008/03/07 07:36:42
    Undecided
    Danale
    +3
    Honey give it up... just go with all of 'em. (Your wife will be so happy... he he he)
  • Fef Danale 2008/03/20 02:30:31
    Fef
    I bought the big screen, surround and custom entertainment center.... now you actually want to watch movies on it??
  • Danale Fef 2008/03/20 23:26:24 (edited)
    Danale
    Come home at a decent hour so we are not too tired we will... ;)
  • Bob-chicka-wow-wow 2008/03/07 07:36:12
    Starz Super Pack $12/Mo - Over 600 different movies a month playing on 12 dif...
    Bob-chicka-wow-wow
    +2
    starz is pretty good, just because of the amount of channels you get. takes a bit longer to see the latest films, but i think your like me and your on the internet more so....lol

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