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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by damondlt, Dec 21, 2012.
You asked. I answered. Enjoy.
Did you just get your Roku? Because the HBO thing has been like this for some time now...
I think this got more heated than it should have. I believe the issue lies between D* and Sony, if I'm not mistaken.
I Second this. I have a 30mb down, 5mb up, and on demand stuff downloads quite slowly. Not a big deal for me but it is quite slow considering the service and network capability I have.
I asked the OP this but I didn't receive a response...do you wait to start watching On Demand until after it fully downloads?
Because you bought the wrong Stuff -
There isn't any cord cutting risk to D* to cooperate because one must subscribe to HBO (thru D*).
It would be lovely for HBO to step up and authenticate Direct customers w/o D*'s cooperation.
I wish it will happen.
What would D* do? --- drop HBO? Unlikely.
But I agree, if HBO sold streaming subscriptions directly, then cord cutting will ensue.
It is dialectally inevitable -- as content providers demand more, costs go up to consumers, and eventually people balk. I am close. Don't like paying this much.
I can start watching On Demand programming after 2% is done. It's supposed to be a 1:1 ratio between program length and download time, meaning a 30 minute show takes 30 minutes to download. I've noticed differently on my setup though. Seems closer to 1:.75.
Nope, only Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox 360 consoles are supported with DirecTV at this time.
Yes, I always wait until the download is finished. I usually download shows for future viewing.
My son switched to Time Warner, and HBO Go on the Roku wasn't THE reason, but it was A reason. He didn't need or want multiple D* receivers in his apartment so that he could watch HBO series in his bedroom.
I go back and forth on what I'll do. Paying for 2 services didn't last long for me, so I canceled cable and added HBO back with D*.
I have a 20/2 connection and can stream anything and everything else without any issues.
I get Vudu in their super duper HDX and it works without any issue. I can buy an HD movie from Amazon and have it fully downloaded in very short order. I can't get D* On Demand to download anything in a reasonable timeframe. 2 hours for 30 minute show. 6 or more for a movie.
It doesn't work well for me and never has. Absolutely everything else works perfectly.
That's odd. I can always begin watching something from On Demand within a minute of beginning the download. As has been said, you do not need to wait until it has been fully downloaded.
Within a Minute?, maybe with in 20.
I never said you had to wait for a fully downloaded ON demand.
Anthing under 50% can cause intteruption. Thats why the download progress is RED and not Green under 50%.
Don't tell me you can watch a movie without interuption with only 2% downloaded. I don't believe that for a second.
I've had Directv ON DEMAND long enough to know how it works, and Fast is not a word that would ever describe it.
Maybe you guys all have 100MBPS services then.
I have 15/2
I have a Dual Band 900 MBPS wireless router that has no issue with steaming on multiple devices.
When I did a boardwalk empire last week, it took 55 minutes to do a 65 Minute On Demand. A movie for sure would be well over and hour maybe 2.
Roku would have been instant!
Thats ok guys I figured out a way to do it without directv.
Yesterday, had friends over for a couple movies. The Netflix blu ray of Megamind was messed up so we did On Demand. Watched it as soon as it showed up in the playlist and never got caught buffering. That is typical for my downloads. Never have to wait.
I have 20/5 fios.
If the download takes less time than the show, that is instant. You just can't fast forward.
Yes, within a minute. Every time.
You have something wrong somewhere on your end.
I have 15mbps internet service and stream and watch DTV on demand HD after only a minute of buffering. This is with either a HR-24 or HR-34.