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#1 OFFLINE   nitty316

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

Has anyone else had issues with the on demand service using up all your Internet Data usage allowance?  On Thursday of last week I attempted to watch Batman off the HBO On Demand Site.  I noticed Friday evening it was still downloading.  I didn't know it was even downloading because it had started playing when I started it.  I got an email from Cox stating that my usage for the month had gone over  When I looked at the meter it showed 80GB used on Thursday and 160GB used on Friday.  I called Cox to figure out how that happened.  The first question the rep asked was if I had tried to use DirecTV on demand.  Since then I have not used any of their on demand services and have streamed through my Roku player for hours at a time with barely any usage.  Does DirecTV have a flaw in their on demand system or did I do something wrong?  I have the little internet deviced hard wired into my Router.  Thanks in advance for any insight.



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#2 OFFLINE   captaink5217

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Wow, that's a ton of usage, I've downloaded on demand before it never used that much. My internet provider actually has a monthly usage limit but only during peak hours which they consider to be 5pm - 2am, so if I know I want to watch an on demand movie ahead of time I'll download the movie when it's off peak, then I can download as much as I want.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

I wouldn't expect a feature length movie to be more than 3GB. 240GB is at least ten times the size of a typical blu-ray movie.

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#4 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

I'v never had an issue with CentruyLink.  My sister did, but not for On Demand.  She and my mom were streaming the video feed from the Jodi Arias trial for hours a day after HLN and TruTV started time delaying the coverage.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

It could be that you have a "flaky" internet connection and the movie is failing download and it keeps trying thus consuming more data


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

We have a seen a few reports here of "runaway" internet usage, even without downloading OnDemand stuff.  Usually a red button reset fixes that. 


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