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General DoD Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Aug 5, 2008 #321 of 408
    VegasDen

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    I connected today with powerlines (one turbo - one wall unit) via a Linksys BEFSR41 and have a great connection.

    A tip for folks that might have a Cox (or other ISP) Arris cable modem (one that does VOIP and Internet):

    When connecting your router to the Modem the instructions tell you to power down the modem. In doing so also remove the backup battery (located on the left side). If not, the battery backup will retain the "memory" and not allow the modem & router to communicate.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2008 #322 of 408
    philherz

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    I should've been a little clearer....I was referring to the DirecTV website that tells you how to set up the network and then says how you just add a "1" in front of you favorite station (IE: Showtime) to see what they offer on demand!!!!!

    They really should warn everyone that they may have to wait 24 hours....I was wondering if I had to sign up for something and their FAQ section is pretty useless.

    At least I knew to come to this site to actually figure out what was going on!!!
     
  3. Aug 5, 2008 #323 of 408
    turbobuick86

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    Glad to hear more programming will show up. I just hooked up to DoD and was disappointed at seeing basically only kids and gamers programming. :rolleyes:
     
  4. lwilli201

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    Channel 1701, NFL Superfan On Demand. 14 Shortcuts and you can not tell what game they are unless you down load them. :confused:
     
  5. RAD

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    And each and every game is the same, Bengals and Giants, the title card lies.
     
  6. izzymac83

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    Will D* ever release DoD on regular DVR receiver without broadband connection?
     
  7. Lord Vader

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    How could it? I would think it would be difficult to download a DoD movie/show without an Internet connection.
     
  8. izzymac83

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    They had a trail version of Starz on Demand on D* like 2 years ago that didn't require broadband connection, it would show whats on demand and pick which one you wanted to be downloaded
     
  9. rahlquist

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    Likely the closest you will see to this is Movies Now.
     
  10. RAD

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    IIRC, it was on the D* Tivo units, you could say to activate the feature and it would download a few movies to the harddrive and you could watch them when you wanted to. It wasn't a system where you had a bunch of movies listed, selected the one you wanted and it was sent to you.
     
  11. syphix

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    They weren't "downloaded". They were recorded at off/odd hours (overnights, when the TiVo wasn't busy).
     
  12. dreadlk

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    I hooked up my DOD and I am not very impressed! Picture quality does not seem to be on Par with regular SD channels and the offerings are so small and of such low value that it's hardly worth it.

    It's a good feature for the future but until they get programming that makes it compelling what use is it?

    BTW my suggestion to Directv in regards to HD is that they use it for primetime network stuff that people might have missed, for any other application it's just is to slow for casual downloads.


    UPDATE:

    Open Mouth Insert Foot :)

    OK so I should have never posted negatively without waiting the full 24 hours for the DOD to fully load.
    After it has fully loaded and I played with it and downloaded stuff from a variety of sources I have reached a different conclusion!

    I REALLY LOVE IT, the picture is just as good on most of the Vod recordings as good as regular SD material.
    The content is cool in that I can Download many kids shows that my Son would like and cooking shows that the wife wants.
    I love the Sci channel and CNN content, and the PPV list is enormous.

    Overall a nice addition to the HR2x features.

    Thanks Directv..
     
  13. Golfman

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    When are D* subs going to get HBO ON DEMAND? This is an offering on the cable networks and D* provides ON DEMAND for other premium services. Why not for HBO?
     
  14. DanPainter

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    I just got On Demand setup works fine but my question is do shows on the major networks show up to download if I happen to miss one like Chuck or CSI for instance?
     
  15. Michael D'Angelo

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    NBC was available for a little while but it was removed a couple of months ago (not sure why). Everything on there was PPV though.

    I am not sure when or if they will be added. It is all about contracts.
     
  16. doo4usc

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    I'm was looking at the DOD guide and didn't see any Networks, ABC etc..Why not?
     
  17. Richierich

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    They are further down in the Guide. If you want the Weather Channel it will be located at Channel 1362. You put a 1 in front of the Channel Number which for the Weather Channel is 362 so you have 1362.
     
  18. doo4usc

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    What about the networks..ABC,NBC,CBS and FOX?
     
  19. drf23

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    That along with HBO is whats missing now.
     
  20. Golfman

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    If we want to get HBO we need to flood D* with emails requesting it. I pop one out about once a week. I don't understand why the delay in providing HBO DoD.
     

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