Directv.com What's On TV question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Hoosier205, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    Alright, I'm sitting at work and decided to browse through the What's On TV section of the website. I selected On Demand Movies and choose the format as 1080p (the other options were SD and HD). I had assumed that these would all be PPV movies in 1080p. I then notice a large number of movies which are listed as free, while others have a price associated with them.

    Many of the free ones are rather new and I thought they were PPV. Yet...it says they are free. Is this correct?

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    These aren't just random On Demand movies from a particular channel. Maybe I am just wrong and this is correct. Maybe I never realized or noticed. I thought that all movies in 1080p were PPV with a price attached.

    What do you folks think?

    *Note to anyone who look at this on the website for themselves...I have sorted the list by price in my screenshot.
     
  2. trdrjeff

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    I went through the DoD stuff a couple weeks ago and one of those drive-in movies was on there listed at 1080p so I d/l and played it but it was only 1080i :confused:
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    So the guide (on your receiver or on the website?) said it was in 1080p, but it turned out to be 1080i instead?
     
  4. trdrjeff

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    The guide on the receiver when I went into the DoD menus. I was browsing through there again earlier this week and it is was still avail and still listed with the 1080p icon.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    Thanks. I guess this whole issue brings up two questions for me:

    1. Are the newer movies listed as free which I had assumed were PPV...actually or supposed to be free? (as apposed to slightly older ones appearing on a channel and then available as On Demand which should be free)
    2. Are the films listed as 1080p (and free) actually 1080p or are they 1080i? (labeled incorrectly)
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

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    Can your TV accept 1080p/24fps? Also, did you check 1080p in your resolutions set-up menu?
     
  7. Fluthy

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    I to am seeing FREE 1080p movies that are fairly new. Anyone try this to see if they are actually free?
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    Thank you for verifying that you are seeing it as well. I set one to record from work and I'll see how things look when I get home. Strange...
     
  9. trdrjeff

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    yes & yes
     
  10. bpjones

    bpjones Cool Member

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    I'd too would be interested in knowing if these are actually free or not. No offense to trdrjeff, but let's try to get back on track with that question.
     
  11. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    They are probably free... and less than 10 minutes in length... I believe they are previews!

     
  12. Dcm210

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    How come that PPV was free?
     
  13. LoopinFool

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    It looks like they fixed it in the on-line guide.

    I remotely set up to "record" some of the movies marked "Free", but I'm sure they'll show up as normal PPV on the DVR.

    - LoopinFool
     
  14. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    They did on mine.
     

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