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Special James Bond Release and Classics On Demand


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#1 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:38 AM

For James Bond fans, Directv is going to be releasing Quantum of Solace today in 1080p on their On Demand service. They also are going to have seven of the other bond films available in SD and HD On Demand.

Pretty awesome in my book, might be the first 1080p On Demand movie I download ;)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To celebrate the arrival of the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, DIRECTV, the nation's No. 1 satellite television service, will present the film in 1080p and treat customers to the "007 Collection," an instant James Bond Film festival available on DIRECTV's video on demand service.

Quantum of Solace, one of the top ten movies of 2008, will be instantly available in standard definition and HD on DIRECTV Pay Per View and in 1080p (the highest HD resolution format available for HD video enthusiasts) through DIRECTV on Demand beginning today.

As a special treat for those who want more time to bond with Bond, seven classic films: Casino Royale (precursor to Quantum of Solace), Diamonds Are Forever, Die Another Day, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Golden Eye and Goldfinger will be available on demand in HD and standard definition through May 7.

Quantum of Solace, the 22nd film in the Bond franchise, follows the eponymous spy who, having been betrayed by the woman he loved, fights the urge to make his latest mission personal.

The DIRECTV on DEMAND service is available to customers with a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR or R22 DVR receiver, and offers more than 7,000 standard-definition and HD titles, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The service allows customers to download the programming of their choice from the DIRECTV on DEMAND library to their DVRs to enjoy whenever they want. The service offers one of the easiest-to-use on demand interfaces on television, with unique features that make navigating through titles simple and quick.


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#2 OFFLINE   jodyguercio

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:14 AM

Good stuff Grentz, thanks.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:27 AM

For James Bond fans, Directv is going to be releasing Quantum of Solace today in 1080p on their On Demand service. They also are going to have seven of the other bond films available in SD and HD On Demand.

Pretty awesome in my book, might be the first 1080p On Demand movie I download ;)

Check your Top Movies folder. You'll probably find Quantum of Solace in 1080p there. I did.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:28 PM

I wish they would put something out there for free so we can see and sample the 1080p. Even cheap a$& Charlie with Dish did that at launch.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:35 PM

I wish they would put something out there for free so we can see and sample the 1080p. Even cheap a$& Charlie with Dish did that at launch.


DirecTV gave away a couple (or three) free movies when they first started testing 1080p..

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

Would I get any added benefit with those over the regular HD PPV (My Tv doesn't support 1080p/24, just 1080p/60)?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:15 PM

So can I only get it in 1080p through On Demand because my DVR isn't hooked up to the internet...or is it supported on the regular PPV channels?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:19 PM

I wish they would put something out there for free so we can see and sample the 1080p. Even cheap a$& Charlie with Dish did that at launch.

just go into top movies. the first few minutes will play for free for most any 1080p movie.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

So can I only get it in 1080p through On Demand because my DVR isn't hooked up to the internet...or is it supported on the regular PPV channels?

it may already be in your top movies.
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#10 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

Would I get any added benefit with those over the regular HD PPV (My Tv doesn't support 1080p/24, just 1080p/60)?


Sadly no, unless your TV can handle the 1080p/24 input you will not be able to watch it in the 1080p version. You might try it though if you have not already as some TVs can still display the /24 content, just not native.

So can I only get it in 1080p through On Demand because my DVR isn't hooked up to the internet...or is it supported on the regular PPV channels?


Unless it is in your Top Movies tab on your Playlist you will need an internet connection hooked up. None of the normal PPV channels have the 1080p content.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 02:02 AM

Wait I have it already... Oh gee it's blu-ray. ;-)
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:08 AM

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