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Directv on Demand Software Rollout

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DodgerBlue, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Oct 17, 2007 #41 of 160

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    So what about when they staggered the NR rollouts for the HR20-700 when it first came out. Or how about when the Tivo HR10 got updated earlier this year, and not all boxes got updated on the same day then.... Even better, what if you have scheduled recordings all night the first night it gets rolled out and don't get it till the next night... As long as there isn't much of a time difference in the NR releases, D* has absolutely nothing to train their customers on. Only people on all these forums even know about staggered releases anyway, and we either understand them, or we explain them to those who don't. Everyone else simply gets new features as a surprise one day, not ever even knowing when it should hit or that others are actually already getting it.. That is also why D* doesn't advertise something like this as active and working to its customers until all machines that are supposed to be able to handle it can.... And with this particular product, I expect it won't be advertised until the week of thanksgiving after its been up and running for a while, and just in time for black Friday..... And lets be honest, until they advertise its up and running, you can't really complain about it not being available, because until then it technically is not a currently offered service to all customers...
  2. Oct 18, 2007 #42 of 160

    Baldmaga Godfather

    Sep 1, 2007
    Will Ch. 1000 appear without a networked box?
  3. Oct 18, 2007 #43 of 160

    mexican-bum "Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Some"

    Feb 25, 2006
    if VOD is activated on your account then yes, just won't be able to use it
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #44 of 160

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    If you dont wanna buy an ethernet bridge, you may be able to use an 'extra' router lieing around, and some neat lil software. My favorite: http://dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #45 of 160

    merrile Mentor

    Oct 3, 2007
    Can anyone confirm the exsiting tread is this working?
  6. Oct 18, 2007 #46 of 160

    paulsown Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    I did this with a linksys router for a slingbox, now I have my HR20 hooked to it as well. Works very nice.
  7. Oct 18, 2007 #47 of 160

    baldy54 Cool Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    when does it come out for the HR20-100??
  8. Oct 18, 2007 #48 of 160

    sooner5150 Mentor

    Nov 3, 2006
    New to Direct here....where do I see VOD in my guide, settings, etc... I dont know how to access it...
  9. Oct 18, 2007 #49 of 160

    markman07 Godfather

    Dec 22, 2005
    Two things right now would prevent me from using as much as I would otherwise. The big 4 (NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC) networks are not currently found in the Beta. I hope the plan is to bring them online when it released to the masses. Also much much more HD content required. Otherwise I think it is a pretty cool add-on.
  10. Oct 18, 2007 #50 of 160
    Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Right now only the -700 with CE software is able to get DoD (VOD) right now. You also need to have your -700 connected to the internet.

    If you have everything above than press menu-->search-->keyword-->type "IWANTMYVOD"-->continue-->all-->when it finds nothing press and hold the menu and info button on the front of the unit together for 2 seconds and let go. A hidden menu will pop up and you can turn it on.

    Once you turn it on you will need to wait for DirecTV to get you account setup for it. You can not call and have them do it. They will find you because you are connected to the internet and have CE software.
  11. Oct 18, 2007 #51 of 160

    dan8379 Godfather

    Feb 13, 2006
    Will you have to be continously connected to the internet for them to set up your account? I don't have a wireless set up so my plan is just to hook up my ethernet cable whenever I want to use the DOD service. But I don't want the cable permanently running across my floor.
  12. Oct 18, 2007 #52 of 160
    Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Yes it will need to stay connected for them to find you. I am not a 100% sure how and when they are scanning to find people. If you disconnect it they will probably miss you.

    I would think it should be going national soon so if that is the case I would guess they will just add it to everyone's account. But I may be wrong about that though.
  13. Oct 18, 2007 #53 of 160
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    It is no different then a "staggered" rollout... with the -100 models being in the later portion of the staggered rollout... The "volume" of calls are going to be pretty darn small....

    Would matter if the software was availble for both systems on day one.... they still are not going to update all the HR20's at the same time... just like right now with the R15... it is going to be few weeks until all the systems get the latest update.
  14. Oct 18, 2007 #54 of 160
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    The rollout has not started yet... You won't see it on your box until the next national release starts to be pushed.
  15. Oct 18, 2007 #55 of 160
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    As noted above.... a few weeks after the HR20-700 starts to get it's national release.... so probably not till Novemember
  16. Oct 18, 2007 #56 of 160

    hells_bells AllStar

    Jul 15, 2007
    anyone have any ideas on how do we get it? Automatically or do we have to do something?
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #57 of 160
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Just make sure that your receiver is connected to the Internet, and you're ready for VOD.
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #58 of 160

    hobie346 Icon

    Feb 23, 2007
    You could force it or let the box do it automatically. But the best way is to let the box do it itself. Just check your memu list for "On Demand" then you're good to go - if your box is connected to the internet.
  19. Oct 18, 2007 #59 of 160

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    Forcing the update is of no use in a staggered rollout, unless the update is authorized for your area and box. Until it's confirmed that the update is being pushed to your area, it's of no use to force a download.
  20. Oct 18, 2007 #60 of 160

    facmgr6569 Legend

    Jan 5, 2007
    Anyone else seen the video on DOD in the showcase? Pretty cool and they talk about the progress of the DL and when you can safley start to watch.
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