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What does On Demand mean for someone like me

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wipeout, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 #1 of 12
    wipeout

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    I have the Family Package so would there be any channels available to me? Is the content free or mostly at an added cost. I ask because I have been debating whether I should jump through the technological hoops I would need to for internet connection on my two HR-20's. This is one area that I have no experience in. (on demand or hooking up to the internet)
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    I wonder about channels like A&E on demand, if it isn't in my package will I get it. If it is based on the channels in the package you subscribe to then it isn't worth it to me as the package does not offer much. It is so bad that if Direct offered a locals only package I would just subscribe to that.
     
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    The content isn't anything great in my opinion but thanks for the info again.
     
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    harsh

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    The first question that arises from your's is whether or not you have a full-time broadband connection to the Internet. If you don't, there's little in it for you.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2009 #7 of 12
    rudeney

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    My understanding is that if you don't get the "live" channel, then you won't get the on-demand content from that channel either. I know this is the case with with the premium channels like Showtime and HBO, but I am not sure about the "networks" like A&E, Discovery, etc.

    I guess my question is, how hard will it be for you to connect the DVR to The Internet?
     
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    I am not going to bother, the content is not interesting to me.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2009 #9 of 12
    BK89

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    Actually there is no HBO on demand because DirecTV is too cheap. This really pisses me off - I realized this after I advised my parents to dump comcast for directv (they only subscribe to HBO, not showtime, and they used the VOD from Comcast frequently).
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    I don't know if it's really because DIRECTV is "too cheap." If you've got some evidence of that, I'd like to hear it.
     
  11. grizbear

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    Fair and Balanced Moderation...
     
  12. rudeney

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    Yes, you are correct, D* does not carry HBO On Demand, but if they did, you'd have to subscribe to HBO in order to access it, just like you have to subscribe to Showtime to get Showtime On Demand.

    Now, to answer the OP's question, if you don't subscribe to non-premium channels like A&E, do you still get their on-demand offerings? I don't know the answer, because I have TC+, but maybe someone with a lesser package can verify.
     

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