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#1 OFFLINE   wcwman18

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:52 AM

When will HBO Demand be part of DOD?

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#2 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:53 AM

There has been no word yet.

#3 OFFLINE   esteeze

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:39 AM

The lack of HBO content is a real bummer for me... just got the new HR21 DVR a couple of days ago, and I was really looking forward to downloading the Generation Kill series (there are a couple of episodes that I missed).
Home setup:
- 5LNB Slimline dish mounted on a pole in the yard; 3LNB dish mounted on side of house (backup)
- Toshiba 52" rear projection DLP HDTV, with HR21 DVR, and OTA indoor antenna (not connected to DVR)
- Sharp 32" LCD HDTV, with SD TiVo DVR

Portable setup for tailgating at Bama football games:
- 25" CRT with standard DirecTV receiver, and tripod mounted dual LNB dish (was lots of fun figuring out the portable power source and satellite setup)

#4 OFFLINE   jhart05

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:48 PM

Speaking of HBO...

Is there any word when/if they will be adding the other HBO channels?

Zone and Comedy?

#5 OFFLINE   WestDC

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:28 PM

HBO charges an Additional Fee to get VOD so for D* to give it to you would require them to raise D* rates for service, Which will start the complaining about Gouging D* customers for more $$$.

Don't look for it anytime soon

#6 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:02 PM

They could charge per program, just as with some movies.

#7 OFFLINE   generalpatton78

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:42 PM

They could charge per program, just as with some movies.


Oh god NO!!!

#8 OFFLINE   jhart05

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:05 AM

The lack of HBO content is a real bummer for me... just got the new HR21 DVR a couple of days ago, and I was really looking forward to downloading the Generation Kill series (there are a couple of episodes that I missed).



They just replayed the entire series over the last couple of days.

Did you catch them?

#9 OFFLINE   Doom878

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

This is a shame. I had Comcast when Gen. Kill came out and they had tons of excellent extras. Plus True Blood had a very informative preface to their series.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 05:18 PM

Right now DoD is a free service to anyone with the correct equipment. I would venture to say that in the future they will add more services and start charging for it.

Many companies such as HBO have it but charge as well. D* won't increase the HBO sub if they add this feature as not all HBO subscribers can use this function. Much like SF packages not being increased to the price of the sports subs.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:37 AM

Right now DoD is a free service to anyone with the correct equipment. I would venture to say that in the future they will add more services and start charging for it.

Many companies such as HBO have it but charge as well. D* won't increase the HBO sub if they add this feature as not all HBO subscribers can use this function. Much like SF packages not being increased to the price of the sports subs.


What would lead you to this assumption? How many of DirecTV's competitors charge for their VOD offerings? PPV movie downloads, of course, carry a price. But it would make more sense for HBO VOD offerings to be structured into the price of the HBO package.

#12 OFFLINE   jhart05

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Especially since they don't offer all the HBO channels that are available, yet still charge the same price, if not more.

#13 OFFLINE   ejjames

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:32 AM

I think $14/month entitles us to everything HBO has to offer.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:45 AM

Agreed. Especially when it's $2 more than the other movie channels.




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