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HR20-700: {CE 09} VOD Comments / Discussion

Discussion in 'Service - DIRECTV On Demand CE Versions' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. shendley

    shendley Hall Of Fame

    Nov 27, 2005
    I've noticed both the low volume and the delete button at the end of the programs sending you back to a page where you can delete it again. But, in the latter case, I found that when I went back to the playlist without pressing delete a second time that the program was gone, so apparently the first delete works.
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think I posted this somewhere else but...

    When scrolling down the menu using Ch+/Ch- ... when it gets to the last page, the highlight bar breaks into three pieces, the outer two stay in the middle and the middle piece goes to the bottom.
  3. Smthkd

    Smthkd Icon

    Sep 1, 2004
    VOD is working great here! No complaints except I still haven't seen G4 or E! DOD yet! Anyine else?
  4. syphix

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    Nope, nothing yet.

    TCM just lit up a bunch of new categories, but about the same amount of content.
  5. DerekVM

    DerekVM Cool Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    I lost my OSD while playing VOD, and music over the network, today. The only way to restore the menu was to RBR. When activated, I could see the time, but it was distorted. Anyone else see this?
  6. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    Working great here too. In fact so much so Im going to have to get that damn eSata sooner or later I guess.
  7. bluemoon737

    bluemoon737 Godfather

    Feb 20, 2007
    Portsmouth, NH
    And FF and 30 skip results in some odd behavior as well (momentary stuttering when resuming play and pixilation as well).
  8. bobbyjon

    bobbyjon New Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    I noticed that it takes a few seconds for DOD programming to start play once selected from the playlist after it has fully downloaded, not a big deal but makes you think is it starting when you only see a black screen.
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Last night Style on Demand and E on Demand channels both showed up. E has no programming yet.
  10. psweig

    psweig Hall Of Fame

    Feb 4, 2006
    Watched "All Geek to me", worst quality video, seemed to be out of focus. Did not end early, audio was fine. Same was true of Mars I. How it's Made, Episode 31, had good SD quality. Inetrnational Dest. Amsterdam was good quality SD. Alien Galaxies has the best SD quality.
    All of the programs I downloaded had huge logos that kept spoiling my peripheral vision while viewing, except for the History Channel (Alien Galaxies), which was their normal logo (I think). I have not yet watched an HD program. My opinion FWIW.
  11. 506PIR

    506PIR Legend

    Sep 21, 2006
    Downloaded & watched HOT FUZZ last night. Had issues with the sound being low. I had to keep raising and lowering because there were many times when the sound got rediculously high. Other than that the playback on things I've downloaded were good. No pixelation at all.
  12. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Overall, I am impressed for a first release of CE. The menu speed is so much faster than the Comcast On Demand it is just silly. The downloads start right away and for SD product, my downloads are pretty fast (about 60% of the play time).

    As the program is loaded locally, trick play is much better than the Comcast model of data being held back at the source. You have to wait for a certain amount to be done to actually watch but that doesn't take long.

    Perhaps an option to automatically start playing when it hits a minimum will make it seem more like on-demand rather than a download.

    But once it is there, treating it liike another program in the playlist is brilliant. With Comcast, I have to go back into the laborious on demand menus to get something I already have ordered (and which I have only 24 hours to access).

    Trickplay has been a little sticky (are the SD programs MPEG4?) and I have seen some artifacts and glitching at the very beginning of practically everything I have downloaded.

    Not worried about content at this point (I am actually impressed by how much they have for a test case) since that will keep going up and up. I did downloade two HD programs (both demo-like things) and they looked good. Not sure what the time was on them but they seemed significantly longer.

    While downloading, I was surfing the internet on my laptop and noticed no problems with regular surfing, which is all good.
  13. terrelliott

    terrelliott Godfather

    May 7, 2007
    Cockrum, MS
  14. TheMoose

    TheMoose Icon

    Jan 20, 2006
    For the last 2 hours I've been downloading a HD VOD show, recording 2 different shows over the satellite & watching a third previously recorded show, I probably have my HR20 working as hard as it ever has & the internal temp has stayed at 120 degrees!
  15. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 Godfather

    Sep 14, 2002
    Anyone know about how long it takes to populate the content lists?

    Only thing I have is Bourne Identity right now.......its only been about an hour since I activated, was just curious how long it would take for stuff to show up.

  16. Sep 1, 2007 #196 of 232

    beenwatchintv Mentor

    Feb 1, 2007
    Well D activated VOD on Thursday. Now both HR20's are up and working. No issues to report so far. Downloads and playback are working good. My only issue no new to 190 is getting music and pictures to work. I have tried most of the posted ideas. I have had this feature working at times. After a short period of time a server log off message appears and then the feature disappears from the menu. I wish this problem could be resolved.
  17. Sep 1, 2007 #197 of 232

    dennisdh Legend

    Nov 20, 2006
    Vod is all up and running, I cen't down load anything from starz it says " to go to directv.com or call to sign up". dierrectv.com has no sign up
  18. Sep 1, 2007 #198 of 232

    jlancaster Icon

    Feb 10, 2006
    You must have the Starz movie package.
  19. Sep 1, 2007 #199 of 232

    dennisdh Legend

    Nov 20, 2006
  20. Sep 3, 2007 #200 of 232

    puffnstuff Icon

    Sep 2, 2006
    Third time this has happened . While watching TV , aquiring guide info pop's up , then all my VOD channels are gone and I have to re add them , anybody else ?

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