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"BETA" for how long?


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#1 OFFLINE   Tiebmbr

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:46 AM

Designating the DOD as "BETA" seems a little open-ended, especially since it has been available through CE for a couple of months now.

Now that it's available through national release, when do we drop the "BETA" moniker and see the "real deal"...especially regarding HD DOD?
What did Shakespeare say? "Cowards die a thousand deaths, the brave man... only 500"?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:47 AM

Designating the DOD area as "BETA" seems a little open-ended, especially since it has been available through CE for a couple of months now.

Now that it's available through national release, when do we drop the "BETA" moniker and see the "real deal"...especially regarding HD DOD?


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:48 AM

Designating the DOD area as "BETA" seems a little open-ended, especially since it has been available through CE for a couple of months now.

Now that it's available through national release, when do we drop the "BETA" moniker and see the "real deal"...especially regarding HD DOD?


In 7 weeks, 4 days, 3 hours and 12 minutes, it will no longer be a beta. :D

Seriously, nobody has any idea ... Why is GMail still a beta?

The world may never know .......

#4 OFFLINE   Tiebmbr

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:53 AM

We will drop it when DTV drops it. They decided to roll it out in it "beta" form


That's what I meant...when does D* officially roll out the DOD content and lose the "just testing this out" mindset? Not that I'm being impatient, it just appeared to me as thought the 2 events should have coincided...NR and official DOD unveiling...
What did Shakespeare say? "Cowards die a thousand deaths, the brave man... only 500"?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:54 AM

The "Beta" designation will remain for an un-determined period of time...
As the service may still adjust and change, based on the "larger" opinion pool of people that now have access to it.

It will eventually be "removed"... but it is BETA in the same sense that MediaShare items where BETA for the first few months....

You are seeing the "real deal" with DoD....
The content will continue to increase both in quantity and quality...
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#6 OFFLINE   Tiebmbr

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:57 AM

You are seeing the "real deal" with DoD....


That was the question I was posing.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:52 AM

Is it now OK to contact D* in regards to any issues/questions with DOD? Or is this still not allowed till it's out of beta?
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:21 AM

Is it now OK to contact D* in regards to any issues/questions with DOD? Or is this still not allowed till it's out of beta?


I guess it would be.... but not sure what kind of support you are going to get about it at this point. (As compared to the support you would get here)
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:42 AM

I still show the "media share" menu as being beta. So I would imagine it will be awhile.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:49 AM

The "Beta" designation will remain for an un-determined period of time...
As the service may still adjust and change, based on the "larger" opinion pool of people that now have access to it.

It will eventually be "removed"... but it is BETA in the same sense that MediaShare items where BETA for the first few months....

You are seeing the "real deal" with DoD....
The content will continue to increase both in quantity and quality...


Earl,

I guess my question would be, when will the DOD be avaliable as part of updated national software? I know it's there for the CE's. But for those of us with only one HR20 and not risking downloading the CE, any idea on a ballpark guess? I helped in many software betas. The one thing you know is that it could completely rtender your sysytem unusable. Can't risk the same thing with having only one HD setup.
Got my network going, just need the content to get to me :)

#11 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:51 AM

Earl,

I guess my question would be, when will the DOD be avaliable as part of updated national software? I know it's there for the CE's. But for those of us with only one HR20 and not risking downloading the CE, any idea on a ballpark guess? I helped in many software betas. The one thing you know is that it could completely rtender your sysytem unusable. Can't risk the same thing with having only one HD setup.
Got my network going, just need the content to get to me :)


It is now...

0x1B4 is rolling out (slowly) to national, non CE users.
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

I know it's there for the CE's. But for those of us with only one HR20 and not risking downloading the CE, any idea on a ballpark guess?


Your box should autodownload the new NR within the week, that will enable it.
What did Shakespeare say? "Cowards die a thousand deaths, the brave man... only 500"?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:02 AM

It is now...

0x1B4 is rolling out (slowly) to national, non CE users.


Oops. Sorry, you already answered this....
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

Thanks.... guess if I had noticed it stickied up top about the official release I would not have had to ask a stupid question that already answered. :nono2:

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:02 AM

An important thing to remember is that although the -100 and -700 designations mean a lot to us here, an HR20 is an HR20 to the general public. I would imagine until D* goes through all the same testing that happened with the -700, that DOD will not be out of the BETA stage.




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