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NBC On Demand

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 #21 of 172
    RACJ2

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    The FF being disabled is exactly how it was set up on Time Warner Cable. I'm glad to see them add NBC and hope they add ABC and CBS.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2011 #22 of 172
    JoeTheDragon

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    Can we get Comcast sports net VOD? as we now have comcast / NBC VOD?
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 #23 of 172
    tonyd79

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    You can FF on fios. Can't skip but can FF.

    SNL from this weekend is 57 minutes long. So not a ton of commercials.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 #24 of 172
    kiknwing

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    I just hope that this is not a sign of things to come. A dvr is not worth having without FF.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    I was just going to say the same thing, but if advertisers have their way, you never know.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2011 #26 of 172
    Vinny

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    Why no HD. Jeez, in today's world anything new should be HD. I probably won't be watching until or if it is available in HD.

    I was excited for a second then brought right back down to the reality that we only have SD. :(
     
  7. Feb 2, 2011 #27 of 172
    Doug Brott

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    I could be all wrong, but "Live TV" will likely be fair game for a long time to come. Video on Demand is really a value add to something not easily available after the fact. This brings the experience back to your TV rather than using a computer monitor.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 #28 of 172
    RACJ2

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    When I had TW cable I had a contact that was the Sr. Director of Product and CRM. They were looking at offering a DVR that had a lower monthly, with the FF and skip disabled. The advertisers were probably going to subsidize the difference in revenue. To my knowledge, they never introduced it. So they may have done market research and found out it wouldn't fly.

    I think they will only disable FF in the OD programming. And it may be funded directly or indirectly by the advertisers.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 #29 of 172
    Alan Gordon

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    Not too excited about it at the moment, but if they add HD, this will be AWESOME!!! Hopefully the other networks will follow suit...

    P.S.: Add The CW in DirecTV-on-Demand in HD, and I'll be VERY happy... ;)

    ~Alan
     
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    It's interesting... they have limited episodes of almost everything except The Event. THAT they have all 10 episodes...
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    They WANT people to watch it... ;)

    ~Alan
     
  12. Feb 2, 2011 #32 of 172
    Vinny*

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    I can see channel 1004 on HR20 but not on the HR24. Both are connected to the internet.
     
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    Sparky Scott

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    I was wondering how long it was going to take the tv stations, that paid for their commercials, are being avoided by ffing, to get around there issue...
    Is this the start of it slipping into our everyday tv??
    The only thing live tv I watch, is sports, and that's getting old with more and more adds....
     
  14. Feb 2, 2011 #34 of 172
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    Awfully limited selection. Hopefully it will expand and they will add HD.
     
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    bobnielsen

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    Does Hulu have FF?
     
  16. Feb 2, 2011 #36 of 172
    mws192

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    In my area Charter has CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC OnDemand and all have commercials and the FF button is disabled throughout the show. Miss the end of your favorite show and just want to watch the end? Nope! With that model broadcast network's OnDemand are great if you forgot to DVR something or had a problem with your recording , but by no means is it a replacement to traditional DVR recording.

    I'm interested to see how they satisfy affiliates. Again, my cable company had heavy promo's and bugs for the local, non-O&O affiliate.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2011 #37 of 172
    Tom Robertson

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    My hope (and purely a guess) is that HD will come later. That seems to be a common theme. SD is pretty easy to put up. HD needs to be vetted in both process and procedure.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  18. Feb 2, 2011 #38 of 172
    gpg

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    Cablevision also disables FF for its on demand NBC offerings.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2011 #39 of 172
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    Because on the Apple TV it's in HD.

    No HD for DIRECTV, me no watchy. :nono:
     
  20. Feb 2, 2011 #40 of 172
    Hutchinshouse

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    Doubt it. We still don't have Travel Channel VOD in HD.
     

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