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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. tim99

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    In my experience its pretty fast. I have a 15mbps connection and it's essentially real time. Once it starts I can watch without waiting including skipping the preliminary commercial.

    peace . . .


     
  2. MikeR

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    Directv is actually using Limelight Networks (according to Jeremy W). Doubt they will have a bandwidth/storage/delivery crunch.

    Customers include - Amazon Unbox, Belo Interactive, Brightcove, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, EyeWonder, FOXNews.com, IFILM, ITV Play, Marimba, MSNBC.com, MySpace, NC Interactive, Radio Free Virgin, Valve Software, and Xbox Live.

    That being said, currently it appears to download at a rate of ~7Mb/sec. Certainly that may change based on testing results.
     
  3. Tonedeaf

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    Can't wait for this to hit my boxes. I saw the "charge" on my account a few days ago so it looks like I should be set once the DL comes through.
     
  4. l8er

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    Are you kidding about Windows based platforms? Windows will never be as stable as proprietary (closed) operating systems, like those used in many DVRs. Most DVRs don't have a BSOD waiting to bite you in the behind at the least opportune time. :D
     
  5. vollmey

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    What charge was that??
     
  6. michaelyork29

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    Thanks Mike! Much needed info...

    Limelight is amazingly fast... :D
     
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  8. Earl Bonovich

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    It's a line item on your bill: HR20 New Serivce $0.00
     
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    we've been debating the speed caps on the d* side over here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=99446

    the consensus seems to be about 7Megs from the folks with FIOS connections of 20Megs

    the HD content is the real challenge

    you better plan a family outing to download anthing like that while you wait, even at 7Megs

    :(
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    Or schedule it while you are at work (via remote booking).... or while you sleep (queue it up when you go to bed)
     
  11. jash

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    great point on remote booking earl. i forgot to try that. should i try the new refresh my services option if the record option doesnt appear in my tv listings schedule?
     
  12. Earl Bonovich

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    Right now Remote booking is not available on the main DirecTV pages yet.
    It is only available to trial users on http://m.directv.com
     
  13. VARTV

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    Virginia...
    How can the HR20's be hooked up on a secure wireless network?
     
  14. Michael D'Angelo

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    You need a wireless bridge or wireless game adapter with a ethernet connection not USB.
     
  15. VARTV

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    Virginia...
    I had a bridge laying around from the days I had my RePlayTV DVR... eons ago. The bridge works and a successful Internet connection was made thru the HR20... :D :D Thank you for your help...
     
  16. tim99

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    No I'm not kidding. I'm not even exaggerating. :D My windows PVR is far more stable and it does 10 times the work. The encoder portion runs separate from the UI as a service and it never ever misses.

    To be sure its an apples and oranges argument in the sense that its not a solution for everyone and the HR20 has an entirely different target user.


    That's not really true. Applications running on other platforms can be more stable or less stable than those running on windows.

    peace . . .
     
  17. DrEricCarlson

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    Will the remote booking work with DOD when it goes national? How would you choose a program to download via remote booking? Will D8 have a list on their website that you could choose and have the request sent to your receiver? That would be a neat feature.

    -DrEric
     
  18. Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes DoD will work with remote booking. You will have a list of programs you can search and select to start downloading.
     
  19. JohnLips

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    FINALLY got my DOD Yesterday. Now on to testing it out, I just upgraded my DSL to 3 Meg today. I don't have cable in the area and thats as fast as ATT has in my area.

    John
     
  20. remlle

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    i wish I Was going to be home this weekend to set it up to download the RC. anyne want to sit at my hosue and update my units so I Can try the DOD as well? weekends Im out of town and cant get mine updated. that really blows. oh well for me i guess
     
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