I'm trying to get a straight answer about DirecTV's VOD.
I have Verizon Wireless (Home Fusion) with 4G speed, but CAPPED at 20GB/mo. ANYTHING over that, even 1 byte, in my billing cycle is billed at $10/GB. So, I need to know how VOD works.
I ordered a PPV movie (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) last night. It was on channel 136 (or in that range). There were options to "Buy Now" or "Record". The movie was shown as starting at 8pm. It was currently 7:42pm. I chose "Record", figuring I'd start watching around 8:15 or so. A window popped up saying it was ready to watch immediately. I clicked OK and it appeared in my queue FULLY downloaded (1:46) on channel 1100.
The fact that it was available immediately, in its entirety, leads me to believe that the SATELLITE pushed it to my DVR. However, I need to know whether VOD is coming to me via the Internet (using up my monthly LIMITED bandwidth) or via satellite.
I live in a rural area and this is my only viable Internet option. I tried WildBlue a few years back and it was a disaster. Plus, their speeds are far inferior to Verizon and their caps are ridiculously small.
Also, how big is an HD movie? 1GB, 2GB? I know they're compressed, but have no idea the actual size. Any estimates?