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Directv on Demand Software Rollout

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DodgerBlue, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1 of 160
    DodgerBlue

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    I work for a telcom partnered with Directv and just got this email about the VOD service:

    DIRECTV – DTV-Video on Demand



    Beginning October 17 to October 31, DTV is going to provide software upgrades to their customers with the HR-20 (Model 700) set-top boxes. This upgrade will allow the customers who have the HR-20 (Model 700) and are home networked to their computer via (Ethernet or HomePlug) to access their “Video on Demand” offering.



    They will not be marketing this and will be on a “discovery” basis only.

    ***************************************************************

    I'll be checking daily for this. Can't wait!
     
  2. Oct 17, 2007 #2 of 160
    mexican-bum

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    Many of us here have been beta testing it for almost 2 months now, it is very good service:)
     
  3. Oct 17, 2007 #3 of 160
    solomita

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    Is any of the content HD?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #4 of 160
    Canis Lupus

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    Another Idahoan, Welcome!

     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 #5 of 160
    phat78boy

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    Yea, 2 shows. lol.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #6 of 160
    DodgerBlue

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    Thanks! Longtime lurker, first time poster.
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Maybe for now.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 #8 of 160
    tiggerbo

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    we Have Been Testing This Bata Version For Months. We Are Still Getting Up Dates For This Bata Version. We Have Another One On Sat.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 #9 of 160
    Canis Lupus

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    What's interesting about the post though is a telecom partner was notified. Wonder what significance this has, if any.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2007 #10 of 160
    DodgerBlue

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    I do broadband tech support for the telecom, they notified us in case customers called us with issues about the speed/connection/etc. :)
     
  11. Oct 17, 2007 #11 of 160
    Canis Lupus

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    Very interesting. :)

     
  12. Oct 17, 2007 #12 of 160
    flgregg

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    Just got DOD working with CE....luving it but wish there was more HD!
     
  13. Oct 17, 2007 #13 of 160
    smiddy

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    Oh, I see, it is not a marketing tool yet, just letting the broadband providers know what is happening, kewl. I have been using it a lot. Not much in HD though. I did download a Led Zeppilin show that I haven't watched yet. That reminds me I need to do that, see ya! :grin:
     
  14. Oct 17, 2007 #14 of 160
    michaelyork29

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    Finally....a sign of an NR coming for DOD...for those who don't know...I've asked when the DOD NR is going to be coming out for a while now... :)
     
  15. Oct 17, 2007 #15 of 160
    bnglbill

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    Yup a few more little tweaks on this weekends CE release and I bet if all goes well, it will go national. This has been the longest CE string we have had without a national release.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2007 #16 of 160
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    When the beta first started, they had an HD movie (Guardian), but there have only been a few shorts since then.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2007 #17 of 160
    michaelyork29

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    Oh my...I can only imagine the possibilities right now.. ;)
     
  18. Oct 17, 2007 #18 of 160
    hokie93

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    Is DOD on the H21?
     
  19. Oct 17, 2007 #19 of 160
    Earl Bonovich

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    No... only on the HR20-700... It will not be on the H21 (non-dvr)
     
  20. Oct 17, 2007 #20 of 160
    Tom Robertson

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    The HD receiver only models, H20 and H21 do not have the disk drives currently required for DoD, so no.

    I do not know if DIRECTV has some tricks up their sleeve to support DoD on receiver only models.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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