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#1 OFFLINE   gcisko

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:54 PM

I just got done testing the downloading and watching of a couple of shows. It worked great. And the best part is no comercials.

Also on the channel 1000 page, the demo about on demand mentions that the service is free as a directv customer. Did I see that wrong?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:55 PM

Also on the channel 1000 page, the demo about on demand mentions that the service is free as a directv customer. Did I see that wrong?


No, you didn't see it wrong.

The only expected cost is for programs that are flagged with a $ (which are basically downloadable PPVs)

But the core service is right now, no charge... and ties to your programming packages.
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#3 OFFLINE   gcisko

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 01:53 AM

No, you didn't see it wrong.

The only expected cost is for programs that are flagged with a $ (which are basically downloadable PPVs)

But the core service is right now, no charge... and ties to your programming packages.


Then what is going to happen as of Dec 31, 2007? Or Dec 1, 2007 or whatever the date is. I thought that was when they were going to start charging for the DoD service. Did I get that wrong? I hope so...

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:10 AM

No, you didn't see it wrong.

The only expected cost is for programs that are flagged with a $ (which are basically downloadable PPVs)

But the core service is right now, no charge... and ties to your programming packages.


Yes the bulk of VOD/DOD is at no cost even when it becomes non-beta, IMHO.
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#5 OFFLINE   gcisko

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:20 AM

Yes the bulk of VOD/DOD is at no cost even when it becomes non-beta, IMHO.


That would be good as I have no idea how often I would actually use it. I just did so yeaterday to make sure it worked, not because I Needed it. What I need is a repeat of a program 2 weeks ago which apparently is not on Demand.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:26 AM

That would be good as I have no idea how often I would actually use it. I just did so yeaterday to make sure it worked, not because I Needed it. What I need is a repeat of a program 2 weeks ago which apparently is not on Demand.


It may be after BETA ends, it's certain DirecTV is making an effort.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:05 PM

After reading this little bit from TiVo head Rogers:
http://www.multichan.../CA6499350.html

Rogers also sees great potential in developing the broadband delivery of content to TiVos, noting that almost 1 million TiVo users have connected their DVRs to the Internet.
"That will be the catalyst for the on-demand world,” he said, adding: “The cable industry made a bad bet… video-on-demand is a highly constrained infrastructure. We have 15,000 titles via Amazon, and they’re encoding thousands more each month. The video-on-demand infrastructure just can’t match that.”


I really think Directv has covered their bases with offering a "traditional OnDemand" service, with the capability to switch to a true "ala carte" of movie selections.

Right now the OnDemand is setup in the traditional sense with provided content. Maybe the next (future) step will be the ability to search for any movie/actor and save it to your hard drive.
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:26 PM

Is it true you need a viiv PC to use the network on the HR20-700. I just spent a load getting it up and network but I don't have a viiv computer.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:28 PM

Is it true you need a viiv PC to use the network on the HR20-700. I just spent a load getting it up and network but I don't have a viiv computer.


Not for VOD, only for viewing fotos or listening to music from your computer.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:34 PM

You do not need a Viiv computer to get access to the DIRECTV on Demand or to network your HR20/21. Also, you can use WMP11, Tversity, or Twonky to share your photos or listening to songs. Here is a good resource for your networking questions.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:35 PM

Ok I have network access via the HR20 test but when I go to ON DEMAND memu nothing happens and I try channel 1000 I get NO SUCH channel. Is there a guide for vob access for the dummy in me?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:41 PM

Once you have your HR20 networked...the service needs to be activated by DIRECTV, at which point it will take 24-48 hours to populate the channels.

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=107422 - Activation tidbits

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Mike appreciate the info.




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