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2 1080p movies available for download via DirecTV's site

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve615, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. MrLatte

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    The "trick" was in the system settings there is a new option for 1080p under resolutions. If your TV just gave you a black screen you could hit the INFO button on your remote and it would then come back and say your TV is supported and allow you to pick 1080p as a support resolution. Even though your TV might be 1080p, some models don't report back to a connected device that they support 24hz properly.

    I had to do this with my TV even though I've watched Blu-ray discs on my Sony BDP-S350 in 1080p/24 with no problems.
     
  2. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Anyone notice that Mission Impossible III, The Happening , and The Scorpion King are listed with a G rating?
     
  3. Steve615

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    In regards to download speeds,I imagine that will depend on your ISP.
    In regards to the movies showing up in my queue,once I added them for download,it took 1-2 minutes for them to show up and begin downloading on our HR20's.
    Another tip:When you add something to your queue for download via their site,DirecTV should send you a confirmation e-mail for each program that you add to queue.You may want to check your e-mail messages for said confirmations.
    You're quite welcome for the tips,always glad to help out wherever and whenever I can. :)
     
  4. cb7214

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    yeah i noticed that a few weeks ago i thought it was kind of funny :D
     
  5. SteinyD

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    Thanks, I'm aware of and have already selected the new 1080p resolution option. It worked just fine on my Samsung but my Sharp Aquos wasn't happy. Now that I know the trick I'll give that a shot and see if I can get past the incompatibility or lack of recognition for this set by DTV.

    Thanks



     
  6. wxx

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    I got emails for all, 3 in the queue, and one downloading right now.

    Hope this plays on my new Sony TV.

    Even tho not in 1080p, don't overlook "Before the Devil...." a really great but ignored film by Sidney Lumet, capturing the upscale but slightly seedy look of Westchester.
     
  7. wxx

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    Harry Potter playing fine on the Sony TV!
     
  8. tonyd79

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    So, which Harry Potter is it?
     
  9. SteinyD

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    So, in the middle of a movie download it appears the network connection died. It prompted me to test it or do it later. I told it to test it and it tested fine. However, the movie didn't continue to download. So when the message popped up again I told it to test later. Now it paused the download in the queue with a triangle and explamation mark.

    Anyone else having this problem at the moment? My home network and ISP connection is fine .. must be a problem at DTV? Too many people finding the movies and hammering away at their less than optimal server farm maybe?

    UPDATE - by the time I finished typing this it would appear the download has restarted.
     
  10. Steve615

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    Order Of The Phoenix.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Damn.

    And thanks.
     
  12. coolyman

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    Yeah, I noticed. I'm downloading the Crappening now. I'm wondering if that is related to the "LS". I don't know what that means. :confused:


    I'm not really interested in this particular movie, I have since seen it and it sucks. I just want to see anything in 1080p to see what that's like on my tv.
     
  13. Steve615

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    Perhaps they will make more of the franchise available for download sometime in the near future.
    And you're welcome. :)
     
  14. I WANT MORE

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    Yup, It's 1080P/24 and it looks awesome....
     
  15. jacmyoung

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    From another thread, if you sign on with the mobile site m.directv.com and do a "1080p" search, you will get this list to download:

    The Happening 1080p LS[HD] - VOD
    Scorpion King 2, The: Rise of ...[HD] -VOD
    The Scorpion King 1080p[HD] - VOD
    Sex And The City 1080p VBR[HD] - VOD
    MissionImpossibleIII1080p[HD] - VOD
    The Happening 1080p CBR[HD] - VOD
    Harry Potter 1080p[HD] - VOD
    The Happening 1080p VBR[HD] - VOD
    Baby Mama 1080p CBR[HD] - VOD
    Harry Potter 1080p VBR[HD] - VOD
    Sex And The City 1080p CBR[HD] - VOD
    48 Hours. 1080p[HD] - VOD

    Thought your wives or girlfriends might like this list more:)
     
  16. Steve615

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    Good find,and thanks for the info. :)
     
  17. Fab55

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    There are two Harry Potter's listed online:

    Harry Potter 1080p CBR
    Harry Potter 1080p VBR

    Any one have any idea what the difference is? These will take a while to download, I'd hate to do both. Thanks!
     
  18. Fab55

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    You can also filter by channel on the website, the first option is "Directv On Demand 1080p".

    Edit-
    4:15pm, first recording just stopped, came up with a network error. Network is fine. When I went back to DOD website, all of the movies above, as well as the "Directv On Demand 1080p" filter option, have disappeared. NO GOOD!
     
  19. SteinyD

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    It would seem to me that they are slowly bringing the content online now that the national release is out in support of 1080p. However they feed their systems, it is slowly replicating through their server environment and regional (assumed) data centers. It seems that there will be another VOD channel added of 1002 (as evident from the channel seen in the list with these movies). I would also think that the 1080p movies will show up in VOD guide on channel 1000. I think its just a matter of time before we see this showing up everywhere we would expect to find it.



     
  20. mutelight

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    I have tried this method and the search returns no results. I also went on to directv.com, making sure I was logged in, I looked for those titles under VOD and did not see any of them.

    Any ideas?
     

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