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#26 OFFLINE   WestDC

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Why is it I can't watch HBO GO on my Roku with Directv service??

Am I missing something?

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#27 OFFLINE   volkl

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

Of course they don't. Why? It a highly popular device among cord cutters. Thats why. They also have no need to, since they offer the same content via On Demand.


There isn't any cord cutting risk to D* to cooperate because one must subscribe to HBO (thru D*).

It would be lovely for HBO to step up and authenticate Direct customers w/o D*'s cooperation.

I wish it will happen.

What would D* do? --- drop HBO? Unlikely.

But I agree, if HBO sold streaming subscriptions directly, then cord cutting will ensue.

It is dialectally inevitable -- as content providers demand more, costs go up to consumers, and eventually people balk. I am close. Don't like paying this much.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:59 PM

I asked the OP this but I didn't receive a response...do you wait to start watching On Demand until after it fully downloads?


+1

I can start watching On Demand programming after 2% is done. It's supposed to be a 1:1 ratio between program length and download time, meaning a 30 minute show takes 30 minutes to download. I've noticed differently on my setup though. Seems closer to 1:.75.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

I wonder if my PS3 can?


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DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

I asked the OP this but I didn't receive a response...do you wait to start watching On Demand until after it fully downloads?


Yes, I always wait until the download is finished. I usually download shows for future viewing.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:20 AM

My son switched to Time Warner, and HBO Go on the Roku wasn't THE reason, but it was A reason. He didn't need or want multiple D* receivers in his apartment so that he could watch HBO series in his bedroom.

I go back and forth on what I'll do. Paying for 2 services didn't last long for me, so I canceled cable and added HBO back with D*.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:26 AM

Sounds like you have you have some issues with your home network if it is taking you that long with those speeds. It shouldn't.

I have a 20/2 connection and can stream anything and everything else without any issues.

I get Vudu in their super duper HDX and it works without any issue. I can buy an HD movie from Amazon and have it fully downloaded in very short order. I can't get D* On Demand to download anything in a reasonable timeframe. 2 hours for 30 minute show. 6 or more for a movie.

It doesn't work well for me and never has. Absolutely everything else works perfectly.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

I have a 20/2 connection and can stream anything and everything else without any issues.

I get Vudu in their super duper HDX and it works without any issue. I can buy an HD movie from Amazon and have it fully downloaded in very short order. I can't get D* On Demand to download anything in a reasonable timeframe. 2 hours for 30 minute show. 6 or more for a movie.

It doesn't work well for me and never has. Absolutely everything else works perfectly.


That's odd. I can always begin watching something from On Demand within a minute of beginning the download. As has been said, you do not need to wait until it has been fully downloaded.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

Because you bought the wrong Stuff -:D

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

That's odd. I can always begin watching something from On Demand within a minute of beginning the download. As has been said, you do not need to wait until it has been fully downloaded.

Within a Minute?, maybe with in 20.
I never said you had to wait for a fully downloaded ON demand.

Anthing under 50% can cause intteruption. Thats why the download progress is RED and not Green under 50%.

Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.

I've had Directv ON DEMAND long enough to know how it works, and Fast is not a word that would ever describe it.

Maybe you guys all have 100MBPS services then.


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I have a Dual Band 900 MBPS wireless router that has no issue with steaming on multiple devices.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

I have a 20/2 connection and can stream anything and everything else without any issues.

I get Vudu in their super duper HDX and it works without any issue. I can buy an HD movie from Amazon and have it fully downloaded in very short order. I can't get D* On Demand to download anything in a reasonable timeframe. 2 hours for 30 minute show. 6 or more for a movie.

It doesn't work well for me and never has. Absolutely everything else works perfectly.

Same here.

When I did a boardwalk empire last week, it took 55 minutes to do a 65 Minute On Demand. A movie for sure would be well over and hour maybe 2.

Roku would have been instant!

Thats ok guys I figured out a way to do it without directv.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

Within a Minute?, maybe with in 20.
I never said you had to wait for a fully downloaded ON demand.

Anthing under 50% can cause intteruption. Thats why the download progress is RED and not Green under 50%.

Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.

I've had Directv ON DEMAND long enough to know how it works, and Fast is not a word that would ever describe it.

Maybe you guys all have 100MBPS services then.

I have 15/2
I have a Dual Band 900 MBPS wireless router that has no issue with steaming on multiple devices.


Yesterday, had friends over for a couple movies. The Netflix blu ray of Megamind was messed up so we did On Demand. Watched it as soon as it showed up in the playlist and never got caught buffering. That is typical for my downloads. Never have to wait.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

Same here.

When I did a boardwalk empire last week, it took 55 minutes to do a 65 Minute On Demand. A movie for sure would be well over and hour maybe 2.

Roku would have been instant!

Thats ok guys I figured out a way to do it without directv.
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If the download takes less time than the show, that is instant. You just can't fast forward.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

Within a Minute?, maybe with in 20.
I never said you had to wait for a fully downloaded ON demand.

Anthing under 50% can cause intteruption. Thats why the download progress is RED and not Green under 50%.

Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.

I've had Directv ON DEMAND long enough to know how it works, and Fast is not a word that would ever describe it.

Maybe you guys all have 100MBPS services then.

I have 15/2
I have a Dual Band 900 MBPS wireless router that has no issue with steaming on multiple devices.


Yes, within a minute. Every time.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:29 AM

It doesn't work well for me and never has. Absolutely everything else works perfectly.


You have something wrong somewhere on your end.

I have 15mbps internet service and stream and watch DTV on demand HD after only a minute of buffering. This is with either a HR-24 or HR-34.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.


I have 15/2
I have a Dual Band 900 MBPS wireless router that has no issue with steaming on multiple devices.


Believe it or Not, I do it all the time. I have 15/2 (Mediacom) and do not use wireless for DTV. MY DTV "black box" uses Ethernet.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

You have something wrong somewhere on your end.

I have 15mbps internet service and stream and watch DTV on demand HD after only a minute of buffering. This is with either a HR-24 or HR-34.

Must be our HR34 and HR23

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

Yes, I always wait until the download is finished. I usually download shows for future viewing.


So why would it matter if the download is slow?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

If the download takes less time than the show, that is instant. You just can't fast forward.


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:39 AM

Like I said Directv still won't allow the use of Roku, which in My opinion is forcing a customer to do what they want only. With more equipment upgrades at the cost of a commitment and upfront fees. And that will get old quick, for many i'm sure.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

Must be our HR34 and HR23

Maybe I should call a tech.


I would not use wireless for any video streaming. Use Ethernet.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

Within a Minute?, maybe with in 20.
I never said you had to wait for a fully downloaded ON demand.

Anthing under 50% can cause intteruption. Thats why the download progress is RED and not Green under 50%.

Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.

I've had Directv ON DEMAND long enough to know how it works, and Fast is not a word that would ever describe it..


You obviously don't "know how it works" because the % has nothing to do with the red-yellow-green. The color progress bar is based on the speed the receiver is receiving the On-Demand programming.

Believe what you want but I've had it green with only showing 3%. My speed is 15/2 at home. Is your Internet to your receiver wired or wireless?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

Why are we talking about Directv on Demand.
I didn't start a thread that said anything about ON DEMAND.

Fine Directv wants to force its customers into new leased equipment rather then let the customer stream his HBO content in his own private home using the Number one device in the country.
Buttom line that BS.
With familys trying to cut costs by having "what would be with most every other provider" an option without paying their multiple upfront fees and monthly fees to their provider.

Sorry once a provider shows me a DEMAND, thats when I start to assess my future options.

I sent Time Warner an Email too, Guess who responded and guess who didn't?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Y. Is your Internet to your receiver wired or wireless?

Wired coax. Deca Broadband Adapter.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

Fine Directv wants to force its customers into new leased equipment rather then let the customer stream his HBO content in his own private home.


Directv considers ROKU competition aka a threat. If ROKU and HBO-GO is important to you then churn to Dish. Dish supported HBO-GO and ROKU, at least they did when I had Dish last year.

Sooner or later HBO is going to offer HBO-GO as a standalone option. When this happens many customers will leave the Sat companies.

I agree with you, Directv should allow HBO Go on Roku just as Dish does.




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