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DIRECTV launches Olympics coverage on demand


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#1 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:17 AM

http://biz.yahoo.com...05244.html?.v=1

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#2 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:23 AM

Thanks for sharing....this is a nice added "bonus" in terms of planning for DVR scheduling... :)
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:24 AM

Very cool. Is it free? I didn't see anything regarding cost in the article.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for sharing the news, SR!

I wonder if this should also be in DIRECTV On Demand Discussion ...

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:27 AM

By the way, here's a trip down memory lane for how DIRECTV provided interactive Olympics coverage in 2006: http://www.dbstalk.c...ead.php?t=52669

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:28 AM

Thanks for sharing the news, SR!

I wonder if this should also be in DIRECTV On Demand Discussion ...

...and also the new NEWS TIPS at the top of the page....
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:37 AM

...and also the new NEWS TIPS at the top of the page....

Link posted on home page. Thanks to justlgi for sending the submission.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:07 AM

Very cool. Is it free? I didn't see anything regarding cost in the article.


Yes. it is free.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for that info Satelliteracer.Here is the press release from DirecTV. :)

http://dtv.client.sh...eleaseID=322748


http://biz.yahoo.com...05244.html?.v=1


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:25 PM

Yes. it is free.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:22 PM

Um...hasn't 1008 been around for a while?? I've downloaded programs off it several times for quite a while now...

Is this really just a press release about it? Or was it only available via CE's up until now?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:41 PM

Yes, but there's going to be a lot more content, and hopefully that will include content that you won't see on the broadcast channels.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 04:27 PM

This is actually an example of where VOD is better than DVR. I don't have good ideas what I should plan to record in advance (except women's beach volley, of course). Glad to know there is VOD that I can download afterwards.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

Only good for DIRECTV Plus HD DVR or R22 DVR receivers...too bad nothing for R15. The VOD could be stored in the showcase...

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:28 PM

Will it be in HD?

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:32 AM

From the article:


"The service will be available through the end of the Olympics in both standard-definition and HD".

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:32 AM

From the article:


"The service will be available through the end of the Olympics in both standard-definition and HD".

Yeah I saw that after I posted, sorry about that.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:34 AM

I tried the HD portion last night. Picture quality was good. Just a bit short. Most of them programns are 6 to 8 minutes, but well edited.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:59 PM

On Demand is OK, but I hope that NBC and/or DirecTV goes one step further and puts the events on live, instead of hours after they take place, like some past Olympics.

Viewing an event, once you know what the results are, is just not like seeing the events live as it happens. Kind of like eating leftovers, aren't as good second time around.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

On Demand is OK, but I hope that NBC and/or DirecTV goes one step further and puts the events on live, instead of hours after they take place, like some past Olympics.

Viewing an event, once you know what the results are, is just not like seeing the events live as it happens. Kind of like eating leftovers, aren't as good second time around.


Heh. If Directv cared about that, they would give us an option to turn of the G&# D@%* PIG!!!!


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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:37 AM

On Demand is OK, but I hope that NBC and/or DirecTV goes one step further and puts the events on live, instead of hours after they take place, like some past Olympics.

Viewing an event, once you know what the results are, is just not like seeing the events live as it happens. Kind of like eating leftovers, aren't as good second time around.


according to listings on nbc they are going to show the events live. The opening ceremony atleast here on the west coast and probably east coast will not be live. some of the "lesser" sports won't get full coverage her the US. Like Badminton, Table tennis, fencing, etc. they'll be part of 12 hours blocks that try to fit in some 6 different sports.

Not the greatest but it'll be live and from the looks of better than athens. the lesser sports in the US were given much shorter time blocks and were crammed in with nbc switching jumping all over the place in terms of events.

they are offer all the events live online too. Obviously it won't be in HD but I wonder if they can handle all the bandwidth.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:14 PM

Have they started putting any Olympics stuff up??? I know it doesn't start for another week, but I thought they would have a section already setup.

If they do, where is it?

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

Have they started putting any Olympics stuff up??? I know it doesn't start for another week, but I thought they would have a section already setup.

If they do, where is it?

I don't see it in the guide yet.

It will be on channels 750-757.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:45 PM

I'm still trying to come to grips with the fact that the Olympics are inside a week away... :eek2: :eek2: :D

I'm sure I'll be recording tons of things for the Mrs. to see at her convenience...
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#25 OFFLINE   Milkman

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:25 PM

I don't see it in the guide yet.

It will be on channels 750-757.


Sorry - I meant DOD Olympics stuff.

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