OK...fairly techy and first time I have ever used VOD/PPV from DirecTV. First, I have Comcast 12Mbps data package (runs @ 20Mbps) thru a DLink GigE DIR655 router. My DirectTV HR23s are wired to this (have WholeHome/DECA) as well as a small HTPC hooked to my 63" TV via HDMI. I've been trying a bunch of angles on how I want to get VOD for the family....I currently have $5/month Blockbuster 2-per month movie thru mail rental but wanted to supplement with a streaming/VOD service. Thus, with the small HTPC hooked to my 63" TV that I loaded NetFlix on for free trial only to find out that while the $7/month for streaming is great price they don't have squat for movies. I then went to BlockBuster On Demand and loaded their "player" on this HTPC and found out they limit their download rate. So, even a SD 2hour+ movie when they scaled to 1Mbps down to 500Kbps was going to take hours to download....note, even though I have this wired I don't like streaming since there is always a glitch here and there. So, anyway I decided to dump this BlockBuster On Demand effort and try for first time DirectTV VOD. I selected "Mr Poppers Penguns" (FastLoad, not 1080P) and started the download and literally after 1.5hrs it was only 20% download. Now, I know these #s aren't exact but assuming 2hr movie with H.264 is how large ?.....maybe 3GB+ ? This morning it was downloaded but assuming it took 6hours to download that is ~500MBytes an hour...which means only 8MBytes minute, or ~130Kbps ?.....really ? Like I sai,d I have Comcast data service and it is a screamer for sure and this just doesn't seem right. Also, what is FastLoad vs 1080P in resolution ? To be honest, the DirecTV prices are fairly high per movie....only way I'd pay is for connvenience versus the Blockbuster $5/month mail account I have. With the above download I don't see any "convenience" in this and won't use going forward. Thx.