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How does this work? I was able to watch one episode of Hudson and Rex and now it says I have to subscribe.
 
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UP is in free preview this month. You probably watched a live episode and then tried to watch an On Demand episode, which is streaming and not free, but only $5.50 per month including tax.
 
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How does this work? I was able to watch one episode of Hudson and Rex and now it says I have to subscribe.
I ran into the same situation trying to download Heartland. The only way I get it to work is:
1. Press search on remote
2. Enter in show name
3. Select program
Go in that way and it shows up free. Trying to access it thru On Demand method did not work for me.
 
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I ran into the same situation trying to download Heartland. The only way I get it to work is:
1. Press search on remote
2. Enter in show name
3. Select program
Go in that way and it shows up free. Trying to access it thru On Demand method did not work for me.
I checked this and it does not show the earlier episodes of Season 1. I also reread the email and it says to go to channel 296, but I have no channel 296.
 
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I took advantage of the zero dollar preview of the streaming UP network for the first month. I have watched Hudson & Rex Season 1 Episodes 7 and 10. I plan to watch the remaining Hudson & Rex episodes during the free month. I will probably cancel after the free month. I used Voice Search to find the episodes. They then show up in the On Demand folder for 29 days.
I also do not have channel 296.
 
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UP is in free preview this month. You probably watched a live episode and then tried to watch an On Demand episode, which is streaming and not free, but only $5.50 per month including tax.
Sorry, but it is the other way around. The linear UP channel is not in free preview. The streaming Up Faith & Family is supposed to be in free preview this week. (9/1 - 9/7) However, channel 296 has not shown up (pun only partially intended) yet. It seems that these streaming previews are not fully baked yet.

Hopefully, Dish will extend this week's previews, since they are getting a later start than advertised. The other previews affected by this same issue are Hopster and The Country Network Plus (both also 9/1 - 9/7).

I definitely hope there are no such issues with the upcoming HBO free preview. I am looking forward to using my Dish credentials to log into HBO Max to get caught up on Harley Quinn and Teen Titans Go! (Yes, I still watch Warner Bros. produced animation. Don't judge me.)
 
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It also says Channel 296 on the free preview slate on channel 103 (free previews channel).
Yeah, that is the collapsible channel to show all of the On Demand subscription (or in this case, free preview) channels. Each individual channel would have a two-digit extension, so 296-xx. The Free Previews page on the mydish website suspiciously does not list channel 296 though. It simply says "On Demand."

I think someone at Dish (who was supposed to authorize these free previews on our receivers) got their wires crossed.
 
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Yeah, that is the collapsible channel to show all of the On Demand subscription (or in this case, free preview) channels. Each individual channel would have a two-digit extension, so 296-xx. The Free Previews page on the mydish website suspiciously does not list channel 296 though. It simply says "On Demand."

I think someone at Dish (who was supposed to authorize these free previews on our receivers) got their wires crossed.
My 103 is not collapsible or expandable. I have 2 channel 103s - one talks about the Hopper and other one is the free preview slate..... Weird. I am still using HWS. Maybe that's the problem.
 
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I just finished binge watching the streaming episodes of Hudson & Rex. I enjoyed watching the episodes. Thank you Dish for giving us another free preview.
 
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My 103 is not collapsible or expandable. I have 2 channel 103s - one talks about the Hopper and other one is the free preview slate..... Weird. I am still using HWS. Maybe that's the problem.
I meant channel 296 is collapsible. It is also Hidden if you don't subscribe to any of the 296-xx channels there. That is why we were not seeing it. Someone at Dish forgot to turn on the preview for the actual guide channel numbers linked to these On Demand subscription services. That problem has been fixed this evening. I am using a Wally.
 
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I just finished binge watching the streaming episodes of Hudson & Rex. I enjoyed watching the episodes. Thank you Dish for giving us another free preview.

Now that channel 296 is visible the missing episodes are visible. So I have several more episodes to watch. They were not visible when I used a voice search.
 
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Finished watching all 13 episodes of Season 1 and all 8 episodes of Season 2 of Hudson & Rex. I am surprised that my Hopper3 DVR storage remained at 69% despite storing 21 On Demand episodes. So the On Demand isn’t calculated on the percentage full.
Also when I deleted all 21 episodes of Hudson & Rex the storage stayed at 69%.
I am guessing that On Demand uses a separate partition of the hard drive.
 
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Finished watching all 13 episodes of Season 1 and all 8 episodes of Season 2 of Hudson & Rex. I am surprised that my Hopper3 DVR storage remained at 69% despite storing 21 On Demand episodes. So the On Demand isn’t calculated on the percentage full.
Also when I deleted all 21 episodes of Hudson & Rex the storage stayed at 69%.
I am guessing that On Demand uses a separate partition of the hard drive.
I discovered that DVR storage percentage has a mind of its own. I have seen what you discovered many times.
 
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I discovered that DVR storage percentage has a mind of its own. I have seen what you discovered many times.
I find that whenever I make any changes (such as deleting recordings) I usually have to wait until after the nightly reset the next day to see that percentage get updated.
 
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