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High Definition?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by l8er, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. l8er

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    The FAQ says:
    But a search for High Definition doesn't turn up anything (and never has). Is some HD stuff coming at some point do DoD?
     
  2. cypher

    cypher Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    I was told when CE first came out with VOD there was limited HD programs available, now they are not, but will return eventually.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    At some point? sure.
    There were two HD programs when it VOD first came out. One movie and another slide show. The movie took forever over a slow connection and the 30 min slide show was boring shots of the desert.
     
  4. TermiNader

    TermiNader DIRECTV since 1997

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    I expect something this week, but you never know for sure.
     
  5. w6fxj

    w6fxj DBSTalk Club Member

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    DOD HD via your friendly wide-band Internet service provider is NOT practical at this time. Even with MPEG4 encoding a two-hour movie has at least a Gigabyte of data to download. Regular DSL is going to take a very long time. Fast cable (5-6 Mb) will still have you waiting and your provider might get very unhappy if you take up all the slack in the system downloading DirecTV stuff instead of subscribing to their TV offerings. (I have TWC RR and NO TV!).

    Cable and fiber optic providers will have local servers to send their VOD stuff to their subscribers quickly. DirecTV has NO similar fast data path. Even their own HughesNet has very limited data transfer capabilities.
     
  6. Special Ed

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    Xbox live has Hi Def movies and I have not had any problems.
     
  7. Hutchinshouse

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    I hope you're right! I want DOD HD now. Come on DIRECTV, throw us a bone. :beatdeadhorse:
     
  8. JayB

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    If your ISP gets unhappy with a piddling gig or so, even if it's several times a day, they need to get a life. It used to be that a 1 gig file was unusual, but that was some time ago - now, it's getting pretty common to see game demo downloads, streaming video, etc. that runs a gig or more.

    Additionally, while it's not instant, at cable speeds (I typically get about 750kbps), a file that size doesn't really take that long. Much of the time it seems to me it would be faster that way than to wait for next PPV version of a movie to come on - especially when you consider that you can start viewing before the D/L is finished.
     
  9. vollmey

    vollmey Godfather

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    Microsoft has been doing it for over a year with same provider that Direct TV uses, Limelight. It works very well. In fact up until about two weeks ago my 360 was wireless, HD movies took about 45 mins. before the 360 would let me push play and then you could watch the full movie uninteruted.

    Edit: In fact two hour movies are 4-5gb. Once again, same data provider, Limelight. Research my freind.
     
  10. ccsoftball7

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    Does anyone have any iside information about an HD DoD launch?
     
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