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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Cinema Field Trial (private)' started by Greg Alsobrook, May 28, 2010.
I'm good. Thanks for the update.
I assume you only want us to keep track of what we actually watch because I would think you are billed only if you watch it not for just selecting it.
Thanks for the update Greg. One easy way to keep track of what was ordered is the purchase history that is stored on our receivers. This way if needed we can report back the items listed and dates.
I personally would log everything watched/purchased or not just for any reason that may be needed for testing and of course submt anything related to billing.
Well, it may actually be a good idea to also keep track of everything you queue. That way, if it never ends up showing up on your receiver, you'll know to report that as an issue. But yes, also keep track of all movies that you watch and the date you watch them. We want to make sure that you all receive the proper credits. We're working on that solution now, and will have it for you guys shortly. For now, just jot it down on paper.
Well this clears things up a lot more.
I did notice you can move the movies up/down in the Queue (like Netflix) so how long should it REALISTICALLY take to get the first one or ANY one?
Do you have to actually watch one for the next one to start downloading?
Thanks for the info Greg
Good to go.
Good to go here thanks Greg.
I'm gonna WAG here and say this is quite in its infancy, so go ahead and load up queues, mess with ordering, watch or don't watch and report what you see.
I am wondering how this system works for tuner usage. I just wonder how this will work out if both tuners are being used for other recordings. When a movie in the queue is available does it need the tuner like a normal recording? The only movie I have in my playlist from my queue is The Wolfman Unrated so far. I wasnt around to notice if the record light was on.
Also I have disconnected my home network from the receivers. I am moving soon and also I dont have HD access to use MRV so I didnt see the need for them to be networked anymore. If I were to purchase movies how will they get reported without internet or a home phone line? I think that this is a great way for people to get PPV movies without the need for broadband. I'm just not sure how the billing will get reported without internet or a home phone line.
I think it would be good to go. If not about 3 or 4 of us have already donwloaded or watched it. :lol:
These movies are all pushed down from the sat to the reserved portion of your hard drive, so I wouldn't be too concerned about your issues above.
To order PPV I belive you do need either the network or phone connected. I noticed within an hour after I viewed a movie on a network connected DVR the purchase was reflected on my account history at DirecTV.com
Is the Tooth Fairy from 1096 a movie we are suppose to test? When you click on the Tooth Fairy from 1096 it shows Cinema 1100 as the source. Thanks.
Yup :lol: although as Greg pointed out, what matters is that you select it from 1096, not the resulting channel you watch it from.
Originally I didn't think internet connection was a requirement for this trial. With moving and everything I am in the process of packing everything up. Really my home network is just local anyways most of the time I didn't even share the internet to the receivers.
You can test/watch any movie from 1096 and be credited for it.