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On Demand & Internet Usage

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by nitty316, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. nitty316

    nitty316 Legend

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    Has anyone else had issues with the on demand service using up all your Internet Data usage allowance? On Thursday of last week I attempted to watch Batman off the HBO On Demand Site. I noticed Friday evening it was still downloading. I didn't know it was even downloading because it had started playing when I started it. I got an email from Cox stating that my usage for the month had gone over When I looked at the meter it showed 80GB used on Thursday and 160GB used on Friday. I called Cox to figure out how that happened. The first question the rep asked was if I had tried to use DirecTV on demand. Since then I have not used any of their on demand services and have streamed through my Roku player for hours at a time with barely any usage. Does DirecTV have a flaw in their on demand system or did I do something wrong? I have the little internet deviced hard wired into my Router. Thanks in advance for any insight.
     
  2. captaink5217

    captaink5217 Legend

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    Wow, that's a ton of usage, I've downloaded on demand before it never used that much. My internet provider actually has a monthly usage limit but only during peak hours which they consider to be 5pm - 2am, so if I know I want to watch an on demand movie ahead of time I'll download the movie when it's off peak, then I can download as much as I want.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I wouldn't expect a feature length movie to be more than 3GB. 240GB is at least ten times the size of a typical blu-ray movie.
     
  4. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

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    I'v never had an issue with CentruyLink. My sister did, but not for On Demand. She and my mom were streaming the video feed from the Jodi Arias trial for hours a day after HLN and TruTV started time delaying the coverage.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    It could be that you have a "flaky" internet connection and the movie is failing download and it keeps trying thus consuming more data
     
  6. litzdog911

    litzdog911 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    We have a seen a few reports here of "runaway" internet usage, even without downloading OnDemand stuff. Usually a red button reset fixes that.
     

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