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Dish on Demand - free programs!


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#1 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

I just discovered free DOD titles on my 622. I previously thought that the free titles were only available with a broadband connection. When my router died I stopped checking out "All TV Shows". Just for fun I went in there today and discovered a list of programs available to watch instantly, even though my broadband connection is broken.

So that means besides the Dish Cinema titles there are also free programs available. BTW I'm watching one now.
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#2 OFFLINE   Inkosaurus

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

Yeah I used to watch episodes of the Whitest Kids you Know through it on my unconnected 722k (its to far from my router and im to lazy to get its wifi running xD).

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:56 PM

I have always found free stuff, it's just easier to find now.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:20 AM

What would be great is every following day, they could have the major networks previous PrimeTime shows available-for those of us who do not have a hopper, but have a 622 or 722 dvr.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?

#6 OFFLINE   RasputinAXP

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

Well that's how the Hopper works...

"Belligerent and numerous."

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#7 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:32 PM

So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?


Evidently these programs download in the background overnight (when the receiver is off, allowing the tuner to tune into one of the DOD feeds). I wonder what would happen if the receiver would be left on overnight?
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:37 AM

So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?


If I remember correctly from my time working at Dish there were two types of VoD.
Push VOD that is downloaded via sat over night and the kind you have to stream over a connection.
AFAIK theres no way to tell before you actually start trying to watch it without having your receiver hooked up to the Dish.




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