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  1. The "on demand" expiration dates are still inaccurate. I expected "Soylent Green" to run until 12/22, and it was removed on 12/18 or 12/19. Same situation with two other films removed "before their time" this week. Am I the only person who has an issue with this? It's very frustrating to expect to watch a film and then to see that it is gone before its scheduled expiration "on demand". Anybody home???
  2. This "expiration date" problem is also happening with "tcm on demand". "Murder My Sweet" was scheduled to expire on 12/14, but when I went to play it tonight, 12/9, it was gone. This is the second time that this happened to me over the past few weeks, and it's very frustrating. I appreciate that tcm has now extended many of its "on demand" expiration dates beyond the standard seven days, but why are movies being removed before their expiration dates?
  3. My top three are (1) Paths of Glory, (2) Lust for Life, and (3) Lonely Are the Brave, which was his favorite and often overlooked.
  4. Once again, tcm on demand is not functioning tonight. This occurs about every month or so now. It has NOTHING to do with the browser platform (explorer. chrome, firefox) because when it goes out, tcm doesn't work on any of them. It also has nothing to do with Internet or tv provider. It just has to do with tcm! Very frustrating!
  5. I just watched Ben Mankiewicz discuss "Mrs. Miniver" with a man who may be the director of the World War II Museum in New Orleans. I apologize for not knowing the gentleman's name. At the end of the discussion, it seemed that Mr. Mankiewicz went so far as to place the allied bombing of German and Japanese civilian on a equal footing with the despicable conduct of Japan and Germany during the war. Does Mr. Mankiewicz actually believe that we could have wished the evil of the war away without doing evil ourselves? How would it have been possible to win the war without taking very terrible action against the enemy? I would be interested in knowing how Mr. Mankiewicz believes that we could have won the war without the necessity to do evil ourselves? I was quite shocked and annoyed that he seemed to be saying that the allies were as bad as the Germans and the Japanese. This is not true! He is wrong!
  6. I haven't had any tcm streaming problems for the past month or so (on a roll!), but tonight, March 5, there are problems with all of the films that I have tried to stream. The little white reel takes a long time to start spinning. Once it spins and the movie starts running, the picture and sound are interrupted, then the action repeats as if the film is skipping, then the film stalls altogether and goes black with the little white reel spinning again. I tried several films that expire today and tomorrow. It's very frustrating to begin watching a movie that is interrupted in this way. I remember during the 1950's when the projector went crazy, but that was usually corrected in a few minutes. This is awful, but no one at m seems to care. Back to my old, reliable vcr collection.
  7. slim: There is no way of predicting which films will run and which won't. I had no problem accessing the Elvis documentary but had a problem accessing the most recent "on demand" films. Now I haven't had any new "on demand" films for several days, which is something new for me but not for other users. See my other comments about tcm not caring even to the extent of posting a response to the messages here. That, by itself, is beyond annoying!
  8. Hi Stephan. As I mentioned in another thread here, what is most frustrating is that no one at tcm cares even to the extent of posting a response here. That is not only frustrating but infuriating. If the "on demand" access problems lie with a browser or a cable carrier, and I don't believe that they do as they lie with tcm, then why doesn't someone from tcm bother to check the message board to see what problems their users are having? I wonder how long tcm will be in business, but I guess they have unlimited funds from their very generous benefactor, Mr. T. Very lucky folks.
  9. RBG: I guess that I'll have to fire Verizon then because they have disowned this repeated problem regarding "unsubscribed content". Now I have no new "on demand" movies for several days, so something else is going on. I believe that this is a tcm technical problem because users with different carriers are encountering similar access problems. What makes it even more frustrating is that no one from tcm will bother to respond to these technical problems even by posting a response. tcm just doesn't care about their users. That is very clear to me. Just have to live with it because it will not change.
  10. Here we go again. Just when I believed that tcm resolved their very serious "on demand" streaming issues, I am blocked from streaming "tcm on demand" again. I won't bother contacting my cable provider, Verizon fios, because it always ends up the same way with their confirmation that my channel lineup has not changed, and I am still subscribed to tcm. Very frustrating indeed. When will tcm begin to address their serious technical problems. I am paying Verizon big bucks each month, and I, personally, don't watch any other networks 9while my family members do). Furthermore, there is no way to contact a human being at tcm, so this forum is the only means to vent (without a resolution). Have a nice day, tcm freaks. I hope that you get to see the movies of your dreams, but please pity me while you're having fun.
  11. By the way, I tried Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox with the same "you are not subscribed to this content" result, which is garbage on the part of tcm.
  12. Andyg404, Wunderlong: Unfortunately, I have had this "access" problem with "tcm on demand" while streaming on numerous occasions. My cable carrier is Verizon, and today, when I mistakenly thought that tcm's OWN technical problems were finally corrected, I receive the message "your subscription does not have access to this content", which is nothing but garbage because every time I contact Verizon with this repeated problem, they tell me the same thing over and over again--that there has been no change by Verizon to my channel lineup and that I am still a tcm cable subscriber. When I don't watch any other tv channels, this is a big problem because I am paying Verizon big bucks each month to access only tcm (my other family members are a different story, but they don't pay Verizon, as I do!) When will tcm get its technical act together so that its viewers are not repeatedly inconvenienced and frustrated?
  13. Only if you have Ben Mankiewicz's personal telephone number. Otherwise, fuggedaboudit!
  14. Now I can stream on firefox but not Microsoft edge or chrome. What's up with that? I'm going back to my ancient vcr collection anyway. I'm sick of this! It's like the old days when you're all set to watch a movie, and the projector suddenly goes dead. We've come a long way, baby. NOT.
  15. Lonchaneygoat: As of this week, the second week of November, I can't get tcm to stream at all. No response whatsoever from anyone at tcm. I usually access through Microsoft Edge, but I'll try the others. I believe I tried them in the past but no go. I'm suddenly losing my tcm habit. May not be a bad thing.
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