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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Earl Bonovich, Oct 24, 2007.
Even better, to be able to sort by the original air date.
Ever heard of SSL?
Umm.. Yes.. I have heard of SSL...
Have you heard of people re-direction network traffic to a false host?
Don't forget to visit the poll on how DoD navigation should work!
It's just segued into a discussion of whether or not the DoD home page is a channel or a menu ...
OK, sorry I brought it up. This is way off topic, and I'll drop it if you will.
It's up to you....
I have had the conversation numerous times up here in the forums.... on why they don't use the network connection for PPV aspects they use the phone line for.
I've had the VOD for a little over a week now, and I was wondering why the guide has the blue DirecTV On Demand banner between channels 245 and 246, and the red concert.tv banner between channels 339 and 350. Seems like a menu selection and the standard 1000-range channels would be sufficient without screaming in the guide.
Lengthy discussion about in the CE forum.
But it is something they have added to the guide once DoD is activated.
Yup - see this thread: HR20-700 VOD Banner Ads in the Guide - Opinions?
If you love 'em or hate 'em, make sure you vote and add a post in the thread to let DIRECTV know your feelings. Currently, 65.37% of the poll respondents disapprove of the banner ads.
I just had my DOD first experience after it being activated.... initial thoughts:
- the speed is great for me on my 6MB DSL. I can start a movie downloading and within 5 min start watching it (which i am doing right now) and not ever catch up to the download (i.e. pause). Pleasantly surprised.
- anxious (like everyone else) to see what performance of HD On Demand items is like, as the likelihood I'll download SD content is limited to cartoon network/adult swim. But i understand it's early - i can be (anxiously) patient.
- in pulling up movies, shows, etc (esp. movies) - i'd like to see the Year/Date of the movie, and actors in it. i don't care about watching a movie called 'zombies' (fictional example) from '94 but maybe i do if it's an '07 movie with Angelina Jolie ;-)
- would love the ability to delete my history. My wife doesn't need to know i watched that Backstreet Boys concert.
- finally (and either it exists and i haven't seen it yet, or it's probably on the drawing board) a search by date, genre, keyword, actor of On Demand. Either separate to itself or combined with overall Search.
overall... very pleased with what i see for an initial release. Guess you CE'ers do a pretty good job of helping catch stuff. Thanks!
Fixed your post.
I'm liking everything so far, just hoping for some HD content and maybe some expanded movie overings from TNT and Tcm.
The Discovery Health offerings are great.
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The regular search will find DoD shows as well. However, since the description information is different, results will vary. I also hope that the content providers realize that it will be in their best interest to make the descriptions more complete.
Well, I had my first real DOD benefit. Up until this point I only used DOD to "test and play" with it. I have a six year old daughter. She asked that I record iCarly on Nickelodeon so she can watch it after school. As you can guess I forgot to record it. When she found out I forgot to record it her bottom lip came out. I then had an idea to search on DOD. Jackpot, I found two shows for her! A minute later both shows were in the queue and she was already watching the first episode. I went from zero to hero. My six year old gives DOD two thumbs up!!
Now if we can only get some DOD HD to watch.
I hardwired mine yesterday. All I did was reset the modem and restart the HR20 recorder. Worked fine for me.
Never mind my friend; he's an idiot. Bad cat 5e cable.
I like the on demand, but I think it the whole interface can be designed much better. I realize it still a "beta"
right now it seems so clunky and slow. There needs to be a better way to sort things out.
Also if possible have all the on demand channels listed so I can download only stuff from a specific channel, I kidna sucks having to scroll through listings you won't watch.
for example I notice soem anime listed for channel 18xx ANIME or soething clsoe to that. But when I look up content via channel its not listed. Only the major channels are listed.
Which kinda leads me to I think there should be a "What's New" screen. Unless I missed this.
I have the national release of DOD on my hr20-700 for about three days now. It works as advertised. I've downloaded mostly interesting science and history shows and several "shorts" of 5 to 10 minutes as well.
It really is not much different than the regular recording function and it shows up on the playlist. As noted elsewhere it takes a while to get the longer programs so you can't just sit down and start watching. I have DSL at 3MB download speed but it takes about 15 minutes to get enough of the download to start watching a 1 hour show. All in All I like it and know that I will use it regularly.
Only real con: NO HD content!
I got the CE for my HR20-100 last night and same as above - no problems and did not need any special codes to make it work.
I got activated a few days ago and I LOVE IT. I found about 10 movies right off the bat that I wanted to see, including a favorite of mine that I saw in high school about 12 years ago and wanted to watch again. I canceled my Blockbuster subscription and went for Premier
I was glad to see it was mostly free with just a few things that cost money. Do you think this will be the trend or it will be mostly paid with a few freebies?
So the reason I have all those movies available (i.e. Encore on Demand) is because I subscribe to those channels, right? I.e. someone who doesn't have the premium movie channels will have less channels on the On Demand list?
By the way does anyone know how to turn of HR-20 notifications? (i.e. your internet connection failed, etc.).
Is the programming refreshed on a regular basis? And how do I submit a review like I agreed to in order to be part of the beta?
Happy so far!