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VOD Beta, Hows that going?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by love that tv, May 27, 2007.

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  1. love that tv

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    hey earl, would you mind letting us know if the beta test is going good. i understand you cant tell us when thats going to happen, but i was hoping you could let us know if the testing is going as planned or is there still plenty of kinks to work out? Your the man, so i assuming you know a beta tester or two!
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    Can't speak for Earl, but what I'm hearing is very positive. Of course, everyone would like to have VOD going in January, but the HR20 is making all the right steps toward VOD.

    I'm not aware of any external beta testing program yet, but I expect there will be some movements toward some form in the very near future.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  3. Drew2k

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    Tom, did you mean LAST January, as in "everyoune would have liked to have VOD going in January", or NEXT January, as in there's a delay? I thought VOD was supposed to be out "summer 2007", so I'm confused where January entres the picture ...

    Thanks.
     
  4. love that tv

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    external beta testing meaning, CE or just anyone outside of DTV. i thought for sure Earl would be trying it out. i understand DTV doesnt put any date in stone, (ie the HR20, New HD channels premireing or VOD) which is fine for now. i was just hoping plans were going as schedule. thx tom
     
  5. Tom Robertson

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    I meant that as an extreme--everyone wanted it this past January--but it was never an external promise; just happy hope perhaps. Things might have slipped based on some articles that may have implied an external program by now, but the CE program has helped to keep the course on track as much as possible.

    Cheers,
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  6. Earl Bonovich

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    Earl is not trying it...

    It is only internal employees...

    But as Tom said... as of right now, everything to be appears to be going fine... an dis still pretty much on track for the expected time frames.

    Contray to other peoples reports, the "CE" trial for the VOD is still on track for when it was expected to be.
     
  7. Drew2k

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    Cool!

    Thanks Tom, and thanks Earl.
     
  8. pprather

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    excellent. I can't wait for this to begin
     
  9. love that tv

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    thanks tom and earl. thats good to hear!
     
  10. ATARI

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    So when is the CE trial VOD supposed to begin?
     
  11. Earl Bonovich

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    Sooner then later...
     
  12. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    Earl, are you planning to run for office?:grin:
     
  13. Earl Bonovich

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    :) Too many skeletons

    Well... there is no definitive date, just estimated time frames...

    So I could have said soon... with out the later part.
     
  14. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Earl, do you know if they're going to run the first part of the CE beta like the SWM, where only a few folks get it first, before going out as a general CE release???
     
  15. Earl Bonovich

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    I don't know at this point.
     
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