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#1 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:38 PM

I currently have HBO but am getting tired of their lame programming. It seems they have 99 old movies, and one fairly current one. That's about it in terms of movies. They actually show lame movies like Ferris Bueler's Day Off, a movie that has been shown thousands of times on free TV, and other such movies from the 80's and 90's. The only reason I have kept paying for HBO so long is because I like some of the original programming. I like Sopranos, Deadwood, and I love the Larry David show - Curb Your Enthusiasm. However I don't love it enough to pay $12 a month for just that.

Anyone here have Showtime? I could get that for the same price. Do they have more current movies, or what is the verdict on their programming?

Thanks for the advice.
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:03 PM

I switch between the two about every other month, they both play the same material until your average watcher can recite the dialogue. Show time has more channel, and some older movies, HBO has the newer movies, but after a few months those can be found on othe non-premium channels.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:06 PM

Just a thought, but why don't you look at Showtime's and HBO's websites and compare the two. Do a month's worth of programming comparisons. Only you can be the judge of what you like in TV programming. What interests me, you may despise. I've added Showtime's and HBO's websites as a courtesy. Just my own personal take on the topic.

Showtime:http://www.sho.com/site/homepage/index.do

HBO:http://www.hbo.com/

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:28 PM

Did either of you look into the dvd by mail no postage no getting wet offers of

Netflix

http://www.netflix.com/Default or

Blockbuster get 2 free in store rentals / mo. also

http://www.blockbuster.com/homepages/LoadB...Homepage.action

They're $10, 15, & 18 a mo.

I use my basic $45 cable and the middle package from BB and watch 8-10 different movies a month.
The no late fees means you can keep them for 2 weeks. READ the terms. But you don't want them for that long anyway. make a list onlin and just keep mailing them back for new ones. NO postage.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:08 PM

My budget is $12 per month.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 10:58 PM

My budget is $12 per month.

go with the first plan . watch 1 , drop it in your mail and the next is there in a couple days. You can still get about 6-7 movies you want to watch a month. and 2 free in store a month. I dunno I find it convenient..
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 10:27 AM

Ok, Blockbuster it is! Thanks for the advice. I'm going to give it a try.

I especially like the two store coupons a month. That helps a lot.

Thanks again.
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 04:03 PM

Ok, Blockbuster it is! Thanks for the advice. I'm going to give it a try.

I especially like the two store coupons a month. That helps a lot.

Thanks again.



Just a note of importance Keep your queue full and they come fast.
DO NOT keep anything for `2 weeks alyhough it's fixable it can throw your buget off.. Here is the policy

The End of Late Fees Terms

Membership rules apply for rentals. Rentals are due back at the date and time stated on the transaction receipt. There is no additional rental charge if a member keeps a rental item up to 7 days beyond the pre-paid rental period. After 7 days beyond the due date, Blockbuster will automatically convert the rental to a purchase on the 8th day and will charge the member the selling price for the item in effect at the time of the rental, minus the rental fee paid. Member then has 30 days to return the product and receive a credit for the selling price charged, less a $1.25 restocking fee. These terms available at participating stores only. Franchisee restocking fees may vary. See store or blockbuster.com for complete terms and conditions.
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:05 AM

You are talking about the rentals from the stores?

The time frame does not apply to dvds in the mail, does it?
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:18 PM

Yes ...In store has the limit ...... BTW I see they got a free trial offer now
online is diff, no due date

http://www.blockbuster.com/homepages/displ...tmore&nav=false

Edited by boopme, 23 October 2005 - 01:21 PM.

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