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DIRECTV on Demand - Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:09 PM

Discussion thread for the DIRECTV on Demand First Look: http://www.dbstalk.c...ead.php?t=96052

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:28 AM

Nice work Earl .. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:37 AM

Very cool. Earl, what is your (I'm assuming you took the pics) download speed and what is the amount of time your shows are taking to download (just to get a feel for the speed)?
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

Looks good, can't wait for it to be in a CE for both the 700 & 100 HR20s.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:44 AM

Earl I don't have a ViiV computer. I'm thinking of setting up a network using TVersity...will that work with VOD?
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:44 AM

Earl, as always, you're the man. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

You dont have to have any SERVER on your pc to use vod, just internet connected. Tversity allows you to share your music and photos.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

My network adapter comes on Friday! I'll be ready. Looks pretty cool.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:47 AM

Very cool, I'm all set to start the DOD here :) I May need to get a new DSL roughter this one keeps reseting its self, or I may need to pull a few systems off of it the network power demand may be to much?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:48 AM

Very cool, Earl I can't wait. Bring It On!!!!!!
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:51 AM

Looks great! BRING IT!!!
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#13 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:51 AM

Very cool. Earl, what is your (I'm assuming you took the pics) download speed and what is the amount of time your shows are taking to download (just to get a feel for the speed)?


I am on Comcast Broadband, so anywhere from 6-12 depending on burst speeds.

Most of the content was comming down pretty quickly....
I didn't clock it though.
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#14 OFFLINE   Michael D'Angelo

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:52 AM

Looks great. Thanks for the info as always Earl.

All set here on all 3 HR20's I can't wait.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:54 AM

Very cool. Earl, what is your (I'm assuming you took the pics) download speed and what is the amount of time your shows are taking to download (just to get a feel for the speed)?

That's what I'm wondering too. How soon can you start watching something? And, does it download fast enough that you can say watch the first 10-15 mins and have enough downloaded that you can FF past the first commercials? Assuming it still has commercials.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:55 AM

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#17 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:55 AM

That's what I'm wondering too. How soon can you start watching something? And, does it download fast enough that you can say watch the first 10-15 mins and have enough downloaded that you can FF past the first commercials? Assuming it still has commercials.


On most of the material I was doing the review with..
With in a minute or so, you could start playback.

The one HD I tried, did take longer...
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:55 AM

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:57 AM

WOW this sounds so cool!! Nice job. :D

Earl, having all of this done over the internet, will this eventually eliminate the need to have a phone land line, will the box be able to "phone home" over the internet? I know E* is getting ready to this soon with their receivers.

Thanks!

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:59 AM

On most of the material I was doing the review with..
With in a minute or so, you could start playback.

The one HD I tried, did take longer...

Not bad. Curious how long HD will be though - 5 minutes, 10 minutes, an hour? Hopefully it's not that bad.
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