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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 #21 of 160
    michaelyork29

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    Could it be that with customers with "fast-enough" connections can just stream the video with their reciever only model and when they pause it or something, it stops streaming and everything is coming straight off of D*'s servers?

    For example, if you play a video up to 5 minutes and 43 seconds, and then pause, and then play again it starts streaming the video off the server at 5:43?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2007 #22 of 160
    ProfLonghair

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    No, it only dl's to the DVR receiver, and plays from there. If you pause and restart, it will remember where you are, but it does take room in your playlist. If you don't have a DVR, there is nowhere to put it. It's not exactly like live that.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2007 #23 of 160
    PoitNarf

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    I think the only true possible implementation would be when/if the HR20 and H21 gets MRV capability. The H21 could then connect to DOD through a HR20. I don't see any other way they could implement DOD on non-DVR boxes.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #24 of 160
    Stuart Sweet

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    Whether or not it is technically possible, On Demand will not be implemented on H21 receivers at this point.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 #25 of 160
    michaelyork29

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    And does anyone know why they're not going to market it....?

    Is it still going to be in a BETA mode?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2007 #26 of 160
    bfncbs1

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    I can confirm this also. I received a very similar email as the one mentioned early in this thread. Also on the telecom side/partnered with D*
     
  7. Oct 17, 2007 #27 of 160
    remlle

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    how does one become a beta tester for such products. im very technical and am able to give good data back as to problems and resolutions.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2007 #28 of 160
    bnglbill

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    Check out this thread... http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=90847
     
  9. Oct 17, 2007 #29 of 160
    Bingo123

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    Why does my HR20-700 have to be connected to my home network to get this?
     
  10. Oct 17, 2007 #30 of 160
    remlle

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    it downloads the data through the internet
     
  11. Oct 17, 2007 #31 of 160
    flipptyfloppity

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    Ridiculous, DirecTV. NO LOVE for the hundrednation.

    I hope your phone lines are flooded with people calling up asking why if they have an HD-DVR they cannot have DirecTV on Demand.

    You deserve it.

    You treat us like second class citizens. Last I checked, I pay the same monthly fees as an HR20-700 owner.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2007 #32 of 160
    Earl Bonovich

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    Oh for the love of.....

    HR20-700 is just the first wave... the HR20-100 will always follow the HR20-700 in the cycle... but it will be relatively right on it's heals.

    I think in the last release, it was not even a week between the HR20-700 national release... and the HR20-100 national release.

    The VAST (extremely VAST) of the users out there, have really no idea there is any difference between the two... and in most cases, won't even notice there is any delay between software releases for the two boxes.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2007 #33 of 160
    bfncbs1

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  14. Oct 17, 2007 #34 of 160
    bnglbill

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    Oh calm Down, you'll get it soon enough and all of the bugs will be worked out for you.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2007 #35 of 160
    flipptyfloppity

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    I dunno about the 2nd part, it really depends on how many people participate at all in the VOD stuff.

    But I know I completely agree about the first part. And that's my point. The average customer doesn't know why one of their boxes would get it and not the other, or why if its available is isn't available to them. And so they'll call up DTV to ask why, which costs DTV money to answer the phone.

    That's why you don't put your customers in two classes like this. It's just silly. They should hold back nationwide rollout so they don't have to teach their customers how to identify two different units. Roll it out simultaneously, or by region, by city, by household, anything you can actually explain to customers easily (perhaps on the root of your webpage). But by a distinction that your customers can't even determine is a lousy way to do it and will make people unhappy and then they'll make your customer service department unhappy.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2007 #36 of 160
    samstone

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    Sounds great but not quite sure how it is accessed. I mean where do you go to get it. My HR is connected to my network and I use it access my music on my computer but I'mnot quite sure how to get to it.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2007 #37 of 160
    Blurayfan

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    When Dod is released you can access it from the quick menu On Demand or by going to channel 1000.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2007 #38 of 160
    Bingo123

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    Well, I got fired from my job about 3 weeks ago (fine because I hated my boss) so someone, please, provide a link as to how to network my HR20 700 to the Internets.

    I have a wireless network, operating off a Linksys router.

    Guess I need one of those Homeplugs to start?
     
  19. Oct 17, 2007 #39 of 160
    PoitNarf

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    If you've got a wireless router then you could get a wireless ethernet bridge, or you could use one of those homeplug (ethernet over power) solutions as you've already suggested, or you could just run an ethernet cable to your HR20. Once the HR20 is connected to the network, it should configure itself for Internet access automatically.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2007 #40 of 160
    Bingo123

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    Thanks!
     
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