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« on: February 13, 2013, 10:45:22 AM »
I haven't really gotten much use out of this app so far, mostly because I don't usually like watching long-form videos on a phone/computer/tablet screen.

Well, hopefully that's all about to change since HBO GO now supports AirPlay via Apple TV. Praise jesus! Can't wait to try it out.

Confession: I've never watched The Wire, or Treme, because I didn't get in at the start of those series. And the episode selection of On Demand is never very good. So now, hopefully, I can check that shit out.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
I have enjoyed watching the app on my iPad Retina display much more than I thought I would.
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Wish they had a few more of their (American) series available, but all in all can't complain.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 11:12:12 AM »
We watch HBO GO quite a bit through the Google TV.  They have a much better movie selection than on demand and then all of the older shows is a huge bonus.  I still check on the Sopranos regularly.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 11:42:26 AM »
We watch HBO GO quite a bit through the Google TV.  They have a much better movie selection than on demand and then all of the older shows is a huge bonus.  I still check on the Sopranos regularly.

Yeah, having all of Deadwood at fingers length is awesome.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 12:18:46 PM »
Dude, that's great news!
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 12:32:44 PM »
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 12:38:09 PM »
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?

I watched the first three then dropped it from the DVR list. Wasn't doing it for me.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 12:45:53 PM »
Definitely check out the Witness episodes under the Documentary tab.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 02:35:19 PM »
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?

I watched the first three then dropped it from the DVR list. Wasn't doing it for me.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 10:28:24 PM »
And where is Carnivale?

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 10:40:57 PM »
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 12:44:23 AM »
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them. 
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 11:32:48 AM »
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them.

Same with Deadwood.
If you want to go hunting for it, I believe the writer/creator of Carnivale has published the entire arc of the story for Carnivale on the internet. I haven't read it, but I believe it circulates. I also believe there is a vibrant message board community for that show too.

Carnivale is definitely a gaping hole in the selection within the app.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 12:17:49 PM »
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them.

Same with Deadwood.
If you want to go hunting for it, I believe the writer/creator of Carnivale has published the entire arc of the story for Carnivale on the internet. I haven't read it, but I believe it circulates. I also believe there is a vibrant message board community for that show too.

Carnivale is definitely a gaping hole in the selection within the app.

There is a link to that document from the Wikipedia page. Sucks, I loved that show.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 01:05:09 PM »
Put on Tales From the Crypt too.

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