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#1 OFFLINE   dervari

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Does anyone know if there are any plans to expand the DirecTV OnDemand lineup? I'm seriously envious of the offerings available to friends who have Comcast.

Also, is it just me or is the new "Everywhere" service a joke? I was hoping to have full access to the OnDemand library, but it's a very small subset. And the big deal they are making over Viacom shows being added? Whoopee. I didn't miss the channels while they were gone, and I seriously doubt I'll ever want to watch anything they offer on the road.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

The term "everywhere" should not have been used at this point. It is very misleading and does nothing more than lead to unfulfilled expectations.

I suspect "everywhere" content will be added as contracts are redone (for example, sounds like it may be with the Viacom channels "In addition to the channels' return, DIRECTV customers will also gain the ability to see Viacom programming on tablets, laptops, handhelds and other personal devices via the DIRECTV Everywhere platform").
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Will we eventually be able to access our DVR's and watch live T.V. with this service? I thought that was coming this summer, but it sounds like the service is only going to be used for on demand content.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

The term "everywhere" should not have been used at this point. It is very misleading and does nothing more than lead to unfulfilled expectations.

I suspect "everywhere" content will be added as contracts are redone (for example, sounds like it may be with the Viacom channels "In addition to the channels' return, DIRECTV customers will also gain the ability to see Viacom programming on tablets, laptops, handhelds and other personal devices via the DIRECTV Everywhere platform").


Not that I watch any Viacom channel with any real regularity. But I said in the last day or so of the dispute this "TV Everywhere" holding things up was stupid that at least personally it does me no good since I can't watch it anywhere other than on the network in my home. I was told this would be changing as these contract renewals came up. If I am not able to take my IPad to the mall and watch Spike TV if I choose I don't want to hear about it being expanded to be able to watch LIVE programming outside the home again, nor see a network renewal agreement held up with this issue involved ever again.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

Will we eventually be able to access our DVR's and watch live T.V. with this service? I thought that was coming this summer, but it sounds like the service is only going to be used for on demand content.


I doubt it, if you buy the Nomad you can have access of your DVR now. Not sure if it works for a tablet or not though. This was yet another gripe I had last week. When the bill went up, one of the things SR said was all these enhancements to our service aren't free. I understand that. However I also don't think it's fair to tell people they have to pay for YouTube, Pandora, TV Everywhere, etc when they don't use or want any of them, meanwhile they charge extra for the enhancements some of us do like. I have Whole Home and would love the nomad. Why is that not part of these feature enhancements we get "free" with our fee hikes?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

That is one thing that is lacking with satellite. On demand content is horrible,Cable kills them in this category. Dish is the better of the two in this category.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:04 PM

Does anyone know if there are any plans to expand the DirecTV OnDemand lineup? I'm seriously envious of the offerings available to friends who have Comcast.

Also, is it just me or is the new "Everywhere" service a joke? I was hoping to have full access to the OnDemand library, but it's a very small subset. And the big deal they are making over Viacom shows being added? Whoopee. I didn't miss the channels while they were gone, and I seriously doubt I'll ever want to watch anything they offer on the road.


I guess a lot of your statement is a matter of opinion. "Everywhere" is new so it is no surprise there isnt a lot of content yet. As they add content, not everything is going to appeal to everyone. I happen to want to see the Viacom addition.

That said, there definitely should be more content On Demand. One random episode of a show really does nothing for me.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

That is one thing that is lacking with satellite. On demand content is horrible,Cable kills them in this category. Dish is the better of the two in this category.


True. The two technologies are not very friendly.

But I would like to be able to download from a cable on demand. Trick play is very awkward on cable on demand.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:27 PM

True. The two technologies are not very friendly.

But I would like to be able to download from a cable on demand. Trick play is very awkward on cable on demand.


I don't mind the wait to download, but the selection (other then premium channels) is really lacking. Even the content they do have is most often not in HD.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:35 PM

I don't mind the wait to download, but the selection (other then premium channels) is really lacking. Even the content they do have is most often not in HD.


It varies a lot. Right now they actually have more HBO than fios. But lacking for sure on network HD in particular.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

On demand really needs to be upgraded and more HD added
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

From what we have heard, yes DirecTV is working on building up their On-Demand offerings.

Also, DirecTV everywhere will be built up to allow more On-Demand and live channel streaming inside and outside of your home. It is just going to take a while because DirecTV has to buy servers, get them online, get the content put on them, updated thier apps, etc. They also have to have agreements with the channel providers to allow this. It definitely sounds like the new Viacom agreement included this access so those channels should be some of the first added once they get the stuff up and running.

As far as streaming stuff off your DVRs to your portable devices, I don't think that will ever happen, at least not anytime soon. You will have to choose from the stuff available on-demand or via live streaming. Otherwise you can use the Nomad to take your DVR recordings with you.
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