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#41 OFFLINE   mrrydogg

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:27 PM

Why is that a stupid question?


You never know how people will take things I guess.

I am ready to go buy the wireless bridge, but I don't even have the new software release yet on my DVR. I am thinking I may not be part of the release yet.
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#42 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:47 PM

The FAQ says:

* The content is available 356/24/7.


Which 9.25 days is the content not available?


typo corrected. Thanks.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:48 PM

An interesting question:

If we are unable to get HD locals, will we have access (theoretically of course) to HD programming in DOD on national locals--ABC, NBC, CBS, and maybe even Fox?


I would imagine so, once that content becomes available.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:00 PM

Quick question.....Do I need to keep the phone line connected once I have the ethernet connected?

#45 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:02 PM

Quick question.....Do I need to keep the phone line connected once I have the ethernet connected?


If you want any PPV or DoD content that costs $... yes.
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#46 OFFLINE   rjknyy

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:12 PM

If you want any PPV or DoD content that costs $... yes.



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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:20 PM

I have been connecting and disconnecting my internet connection for several months now with no ill effects. I plug it in when I want to download and disconnect it when not used. I've no problem doing this since DoD started. The reason I do this is my network only allows four continuous connections and I have four computers and the HR20. So when I need to download a DoD, I plug it in and disconnect one of my computers. Works fine for me.


If you have more than four devices you want to connect to your home network, just get a hub or switch. A simple one would allow you to add five more devices, at the expense of losing one of your router's connections, for a net gain of four extra connections.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:50 PM

OK my question now about the phone line. I don't have one, I have taken a firm grip on the 21st Century and only use a cell phone, what 21st Century solution does D* have planned for Cell phone only homes?

#49 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:52 PM

OK my question now about the phone line. I don't have one, I have taken a firm grip on the 21st Century and only use a cell phone, what 21st Century solution does D* have planned for Cell phone only homes?


Nothing at this time...

You will have to purchase PPV via the web... or call DirecTV to order them.
As for DoD content that has a $$... not sure about that.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:59 PM

Earl, thanks again for all the answers.

Do you have any idea how much DoD is free vs. $$ ? 50/50? 20/80? 80/20?

I know i can do the PPV via web, I hope DoD works the same way eventually.

Since i'm getting so many great answers out of you, hook me up with the scoop on DLB :)

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 04:42 PM

When will the complete roll out happen? Just wondering when i should be looking for the content. How fast will the rollout West to East Happens, Days or weeks?Thanks.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:15 PM

Posting again...

Can anyone that was not already part of the CE confirm that the DOD is actually up and running?

Any first impressions from the new users of the service??
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:20 PM

Posting again...

Can anyone that was not already part of the CE confirm that the DOD is actually up and running?

Any first impressions from the new users of the service??


I with ya on that.
Who got the service today on this rollout?
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:14 PM

How does one access the DoD? I live in LA but didn't get the new firmware yet. Hopefully soon and want to be ready! Is it a menu item or do I need to go to ACTIVE?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:11 PM

Wait till you get the latest version of the software currently being released nationally. Hint: Turn off your receiver's blue, LED circle of lights. When you then notice them on again, you'll know your unit has rebooted after a download.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:29 PM

Posting again...

Can anyone that was not already part of the CE confirm that the DOD is actually up and running?

Any first impressions from the new users of the service??


I did receive the update this morning.

I did not have On Demand until I retested my network connection. Then On Demand appeared in the menu. It must take a while for it to load. It did not show any programs for 1/2 hour after I activated it. There is still not much there yet. When I get something worth downloading, I'll give it a shot.

I'll keep you updated!

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:54 PM

I live in an MDU communications building that does not yet have a 5lnb dish. Will i still be able to recieve the software download if my box is connected to the INET?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:24 PM

I live in an MDU communications building that does not yet have a 5lnb dish. Will i still be able to recieve the software download if my box is connected to the INET?


IIRC, software download don't use transponders on the new Ka satellites so you should be OK. The internet has nothing to do with software downloads.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:30 PM

Back to my other question, though, will someone with no network set up at all be able to even see channel 1000?


I activated DOD before I was wired to the internet and all the DOD features showed up, including being able to see channel 1000. I couldn't use it, of course, until I connected to the internet a few days later. Although there is not much content that I am interested in yet I have been playing around with it and it's working great. Have been able to start watching each show within a minute or so of the start of the download (connected via FiOS). No problems throughout any programs yet. Looking forward to network content. Great job D*.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:22 PM

I did receive the update this morning.

I did not have On Demand until I retested my network connection. Then On Demand appeared in the menu. It must take a while for it to load. It did not show any programs for 1/2 hour after I activated it. There is still not much there yet. When I get something worth downloading, I'll give it a shot.

I'll keep you updated!

peter


Huh? Thats weird. Guess it is an unusual staggered release. Not exactly West to East!

Anyway, thanks for replying. I will definitely be looking forward to your posts.
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