Saddle up — Big DIRECTV free preview of nearly all premium channels!

How much room is left on your DVR? It’s time to give it a workout because there’s a free preview of HBO, Cinemax, Starz/Encore and Showtime all happening starting tomorrow (Thursday) and going all the way through Sunday. Check out all the entertainment on channels 501-557 — in all there are about 45 channels of entertainment, most in HD. This is the biggest free preview in a long time on DIRECTV so make the most of it! If you have the DIRECTV App on your smartphone you can schedule recordings RIGHT NOW!

Remember that Genie DVRs can record 5 things at the same time, and if you have a Genie 2 you can record 7 things at the same time! In most cases, content that you record doesn’t ever expire. On Demand content from the premium channels does expire but it can be downloaded and watched for a short while after the preview is over.

Of course, the folks at DIRECTV do hope that you’ll like this stuff enough to pay for it long-term, so there’s always that. Whether or not you choose to take on the very reasonable fee for the premium channels is up to you, but one way or another you are definitely in for a treat while the free preview is on, from today until November 26!