said by newview:
Every time DirecTV has a Free HBO Weekend, it just reminds me how overpriced and redundant HBO is.
I even got it free for 3 months once time ... and hardly ever watched it.
I agree and it's not just HBO, all premium channels are that way. When Dish gave Starz for free a couple of years ago, we didn't watch much, only the series. All of the movies we wanted to watch were already watched because we rented the dvd/bd earlier. Same with all the others, movies were already watched due to previous rentals. IMO, if it wasn't for the series these channels are creating, their subscriber numbers would be a whole lot lower.