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‘TDS TV’ FREE HBO Preview — DVR Recording Made Remain After The Preview.

by Anura Guruge


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This was my first ‘TDS TV‘ free PREVIEW and I wasn’t sure what to expect.

For a start, I wasn’t sure whether any HBO or CINEMAX recordings I made will remain when the preview ended (which was today).

So far, so good but I will feel more confident tomorrow.

I think it was when I had DISH. DVR recordings only worked provided you still had the channel. So, any recordings you made disappeared when the preview ended. They tried to get you to sign-up for that channel.

As far as I can the TDS TV preview ended today. The HBO and Cinemax channels no longer appear on the Guide.

But, the FEW recordings I made are still there — and they play.

So, hope this helps.


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by Anura Guruge

FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview On ‘TDS TV’ August 16 — 20, 2019.

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I wondered whether ‘TDS TV‘, like DISH and DirectTV, did such FREE preview weekends. And then I got an e-mail a few days ago.

I have had ‘TDS TV’, with considerable success and satisfaction, for one-week short of a year. This was the FIRST preview that I was aware of.

Starts tomorrow. HBO will be in 800 range. We might have to go find it off the Guide. I don’t know. My first time.

I will let you know. If you have ‘TDS TV’ enjoy. There are a few HBO movies I wouldn’t mind seeing. Not sure whether DVRing will work — after the Preview window ends.


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DISH TV: Free HBO & Cinemax Right Now — Friday, July 21 To Monday, July 24, 2017.

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Happened to find it serendipitously around 11:20pm on Thursday, July 21, when I, as I often did, checked the electronic program guide to see what interesting stuff was coming up on the ‘Smithsonian Channel’. I DVR a fair amount from the Smithsonian and watch it if there is no decent cricket to watch.


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‘Big Eyes’, The 2014 Movie Is Definitely Worth Watching If You Haven’t Seen It — Interesting, True Story.

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Watch the trailer on YouTube.


I was not familiar with this movie — given that I do not follow movie news or tends. Just tend to watch them on TV and occasionally at the cinema — and that, 100% of the time, is for the kids.

Big Eyes” caught my eyes when I was looking through all the ‘new’ movies available this weekend, on Cinemax & Showtime, as part of the DISH free, preview. I subscribe to HBO, so I don’t have to worry about catching movies available on that channel.

I DVRed “Big Eyes” (I think on Friday night) amongst a total of about 14 other movies and all 12 episodes of “Billions”.

“Big Eyes” is the only movie from this batch of recordings that we have watched — and by that I include Teischan (given that it was PG-13 (and we let Teischan watch PG-13s as long as she is with us)).

Good movie. True story. Amazing story. So 1950s and 1960s. Compelling. We liked it.


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DISH TV: Free HBO, Cinemax & Showtime Preview Weekend Starting This Friday, February 17, 2017.

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FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview This Weekend On DISH — Starting Now (7/15) till July 18, 2016.

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From what I can see the Preview is on right now — Thursday, July 14, 2016, 8pm Eastern. I subscribe to HBO. So I have that all the time. But when I looked at the Online Electronic Guide around 8pm all the Cinemax channels were there.


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FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview Weekend On DISH — Now, Oct. 16 – 18, 2015.

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DVR this IF you haven’t seen it. Very FUNNY.

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I just found out when HBO left me a ‘preview teaser‘ on DVR.

So giving you a heads up.

To be honest nothing really that special this weekend!

Yes, I had had HBO for the last 4 months and Cinemax for 3 of those. So I have seen many of these movies (and I typically don’t watch the series). I now have HBO, on Dish, ‘for life’, for $10/month. So the preview doesn’t get me much. BUT, if you don’t have HBO or Cinemax get your fingers working and record some. Enjoy.

Here I got you the Primetime schedule. Just click to ENLARGE.

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Blended (2014) Has A Cameo By Dale Steyn & Many Appearances By “Junior Mambazo” (Ladysmith ‘Kids’)

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YouTube of “Junior Mambazo” in ‘Blended’. Click to access.


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“Junior Mambazo”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mshengu_White_Mambazo


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Dale. From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Steyn


This was a movie I recorded, probably from Cinemax, during the latest free preview weekend on DirecTV. It looked vaguely amusing, and that it was.

We like ‘mindless’ movies like this. Easy to watch, easy on the eye. It is escapism. Nothing profound. It was OK. I would not have paid to see it, but for ‘free’ — it would be churlish to complain. Some funny bits. Decent commentary on current social mores.

The “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” lookalikes were a real BONUS. We saw them, live, at the ConcordCapitol Center for the Arts“, in 2003, and have always been great fans. We initially thought it was them but I had to make sure. Appears it is “Junior Mambazo”. Pretty good. Hard to tell the difference.

There was NO mistaking Dale. I immediately recognized him. What the HECK he was doing in this movie is a puzzle. Yes, of course, he got paid … BUT! Dale? Actually, no harm done. He must have had fun.

I had heard of the ‘anything goes’ hedonistic atmosphere at “Sun City”. If it is really like what they depict I might add it to my Bucket List — though it might be way beyond my meagre pay grade.


FREE HBO & Cinemax Preview On DirecTV This Weekend, Friday, April 10 to Monday, April 13, 2015.

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“A Million Ways to Die in the West” on HBO Monday morning. Click to access HBO description.


Just as ever wanted to give you a heads up. These can be well worth it.
The above movie caught my eye. Will DVR it.
Not watching DirecTV much. 2 months left on my DirecTV contract.
The TV appears to be permanently set for the Roku 3.
Watching movies on Amazon Prime.

BBC World News
is now on DirecTV. Channel 346.
Check it out.


FREE HBO & Cinemax On DirecTV This Weekend, Right Now — January 10 to 13, 2014.

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