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#401 OFFLINE   khark

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:04 AM

That's really strange!!

Did you ever try to watch one of these in "real time" to see if that's messed up too? Of course unless you really have a fast connection, real time might be in 10 second spurts......

good luck!!


No, I have only watched recorded shows but I have never seen this problem when watching programs that are not VOD. Of course I have seen other problems much the same as many other people.

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#402 OFFLINE   philherz

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:25 PM

No, I have only watched recorded shows but I have never seen this problem when watching programs that are not VOD. Of course I have seen other problems much the same as many other people.


Just for the heck of it, pick anything and try to watch it after 2 or 3 minutes.....

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:47 AM

All I have ever downloaded are HD and so far ever one I have watched has the problem. When the picture isn't breaking up the picture quality is great.

This problem is only with VOD.


I've noticed the same thing lately, perticularly in the Nurse Jackie HD episodes(with the breakups occuring 15 times in a 30 minute period or so). I'm starting to wonder if its the dvr itself, as I would thing someone at directv would notice these obvious encoding errors

#404 ONLINE   armophob

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:52 PM

The biggest problem I see with VOD is that you won't have enough time to watch all you download before it expires. :)
So, you'll need to see how long each show is available and then plan your downloads.


Even that won't be helpful. I just found out the hard way. I downloaded all of Madmen season 1 and was watching an episode a week. All the unwatched ones just disappeared, and now season 2 is up for download. So they all expire on a set date no matter when they get downloaded. Has anyone explained why these are on a timer?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

Has anyone explained why these are on a timer?

No, but I download a VOD and it seems to have been on the last day, because the next morning.. poof, it was gone.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:49 PM

No, but I download a VOD and it seems to have been on the last day, because the next morning.. poof, it was gone.


I would love to hear the reasoning behind this. If they take down material to be downloaded in the interest of server space, it is understandable. But why is my DVR like my refrigerator? Why do I have to keep an eye on the milk and leftovers to see if they are about to be thrown out?

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:33 AM

Since when did 2 of the "adult" channels get DoD versions. Just realized that last night.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:06 AM

DoD seems to work for some movie downloads (Showtime/TMC), but not for others.

If I enter 2 or more movies, they are all confirmed, but some eventually get an error 1011: canceled --OR-- #3005: unable to download.

If I reschedule, they usually work the 2nd or 3rd try.

Suggestions???




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