DoD is in need of improvement. Since the Beta period, nothing has changed except the word Beta was removed. The category sorts are horrible but that might be because of the way the program is tagged by the content provider and not D*. If that is the case, I do not think there is anything D* can do.
Two areas of improvement and then I might start using it again...
1) HD Content - If I find a program I am interested in 9 times out of 10 I can find it on the program guide and schedule it to record at a later date and usually in HD.
2) GUI - The GUI is slow, feels almost as bad as Media Share.
Final thought, why call is DoD when you have to wait for a portion of it to be downloaded before beginning to view. Instead of DirecTV on Demand it should be called Download on Demand. I just do not see how this will be competitive when it requires customers to have a screaming fast connection. The only options for me are 1.5 Mbps DSL or cable and I will never give another $ to Comcast. For those with a 3 or 6 meg connection or FiOS, I'm sure this works great but unfortunately the FCC has been dragging their *** for so long this country is horribly behind in broadband deployment.
Way too much information in that rant, but to the OP's point - yes, D* should fix DoD but I bet the low subscriber numbers push this way down the priority list. They can say they offer it and that's about all for now.
If that's the case, why does cable do a better job in cat. sorts?
agreed myselfalso.. the cat sorts are horrible.
The intent of my OP was to gripe about another D* feature that is just a piece of crap and release way ahead of schedule just so they can say they have it. Maybe get D* to do something right for a change. I want D* to totally be the best because I believe in them and have been loyal for a long, long time.
So, IMO, If this thing was cleaned up and polished, maybe people would use it. It could really be a flagship for D*, but when I can't even figure out how to get to a point to scroll down on the program descriptions (you have to hit the LEFT arrow key, not the Up arrow key even though the description is above where the button on which the yellow focus is... just one example).