Hbo is a high expense special channel that shows new movies or older movies that were good unlike some "b" rated or boring movies. Hbo is not in the standard channel pack and usually has to be bought with a more exclusive package, by itself or in bulk. Since Hbo is more superior than most of it's competitors it is usually praised as the "better" channel. Of course Hbo shows some very good shows like Game of thrones and Sopranos, but during late night it becomes a more adult channel. Hbo is a great channel for new movies and some of your favorite shows it features about channels and most range in different genres such as comedy, action etc. If you want more channels, new shows, new movies and are willing to pay more than some of the other channels than Hbo would be good or you.