Free Preview of Cinemax on DirecTV

Free Preview Begins: August 9, 2013 (Friday)
Free Preview Ends: August 11, 2013 (Sunday)

DirecTV will be having a free preview of Cinemax August 9-11.

Thank you Carol and Robert for letting us know about this free preview! Do you know about an upcoming free preview? Let me know about it!

Channel Lineup:
515 – 523 – Cinemax



  1. Hey people, thank you for letting me in on this! Let me please provide you with a tip:
    The free preview goes on air (we can start watching that is) at 6 am on friday, and it goes off air at 6am on monday. I thought I should tip you all so you don’t schedule anything that goes too far ahead. Enjoy the movies

  2. Thanks people for this heads up!

    Sometimes when I have a particular premium TV station I only schedule 3 or 4 films for the whole month. With a free preview I usually schedule the same amount.

    Free Preview is a great service for everybody!

  3. A little bit confused.
    Monday is Aug. 12.
    So is this cut off at midnight Sunday the 11th?

  4. Sorry Eleanor I had the wrong day of the week on there. The free preview is Friday through Sunday.

  5. @ Eleanor

    All Free previews cut off the following day of advertised ending at 6am. If a free preview is for example advertised to end at 8/11 it cuts off at 6am the following day (so this free preview will cut off at 6am on 6/12)

  6. Does anybody know if HBO will participate too? I did see on their website advertising Strike Back season 3, and this free preview in general is an advertising stunt for that.

  7. Haven’t heard of HBO participating as of yet.

  8. Jacob, you are correct about the start and end times for free previews. However, 6 am is the time for the Eastern time zone. All other time zones start 1-3 hours earlier. Ex. Pacific time zone starts and ends at 3 am.

  9. @David- So I am assuming when say, a californian clock 3am, the free preview starts and ends three days later at that time? Never thought about that. However,(pretend it’s this free preview) if a movie started at 4am eastern and ended at 6am (when we eastern people get our cut-offs), would those other timezones (I live in eastern time zone, PA) be cutoff during the same showing or not?

  10. DirecTV doesn’t have eastern and western feeds. Everybody gets the same content at the same time, so everybody gets the same movies during previews.

  11. Those Cinemax channels 515-523 are not showing up. Is there anything I need to do to get the free trial?

  12. They should just be playing like any other channel you’re subscribed to.

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