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OnDemand via sat or internet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Capmeister, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, On Demand is when you choose what to download when. The movies that DirecTV decides to record for you are not On Demand.
     
  2. wahooq

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    Exactly
     
  3. rrdirectsr

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    It's all too technical for me. ;)
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Both.

    The top 400 movies will download via sat if you are not internet connected. They do not download that instant though from sat. It can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to hit your dvr.

    You can actually go into currently in theaters section and choose movies, and the units will automatically download them when they become available in a few months, and you can set how many to have downloaded at any one time, so you could que up 100 movies, and have it only keep ten in your playlist, so when you delete one, it will just pick up the next one. Kind of like a netflix que. ;)

    All those are also generally PPV movies.

    You also almost always have about 10 to 20 PPV moves that will be pushed to your dvr and are always instantly ready for playback.

    The majority of all the channel owned on demand content needs internet connections though. (I think that might change in two years for at least some content.)
     
  5. wahooq

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    Not any more...you can dl through the sat overnight. You don't have to be connected to the internet to dl a movie...it can be dl through the satellite...nuff said
     
  6. inkahauts

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    That's what i said!
     
  7. sdirv

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    I'm trying to figure this out......based on the info posted here, my DVR doesn't need to be connected to the internet for me to be able to record VOD content....it should come from the satellite....

    So....to test this out...I disconnected my DVR from the internet, ran the internet test and verified it was not connected to the internet.

    Then I went to On Demand, picked a movie to record from HBO's On Demand Channel.

    It's now showing on my Playlist as Pending.

    I keep getting an error message popping up on my screen telling me that my internet is not connected....

    How long should I have to wait for this title to start downloading from the satellite????
     
  8. CCarncross

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    Personally, I think because the info here is not being completely understood by everyone. Right or wrong, here is my take:

    There is pushed content that comes from the sat....no internet connection needed. Much of this is usually DirectCinema stuff I believe. Preloaded PPV content etc...

    There is pulled content, stuff you search for in ondemand, Stuff from FX, or History channel, that requires an internet connection to receive.

    In my experience, ,the pulled content is not available any other way.
     
  9. sdirv

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    30 minutes and my download is still pending....do I have to wait overnight for it to download over the satellite???
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    When you're connected to the internet, it only takes a couple of mins, if that.

    The "idea of" OnDemand being pushed through the SAT feed, is misleading.
    The PPV movies do come through the SAT feed, but not things like HBO.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    It's not going to come down via satellite. The only stuff that comes via satellite is the movies that DirecTV pushes to us. Any On Demand content requires Internet connection.
     
  12. sdirv

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    I pretty much went over this last night but was told I was wrong and then this was posted:

    My movie has been queued up and pending for over an hour now and I'm still waiting for the satellite download to start.....
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    I don't think you or anyone else is going to be able to "select" something that isn't already planned to be put in the SAT feed.
    "Ordering on line", simply means your DVR is going to record it when it is in the stream.

    With millions of customers, the thought that you can select "a show" for yourself to be put on the SAT feed just doesn't make sense.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    You were informed incorrectly. The fact that your download hasn't started is proof of this.

    And you'll continue to wait until you're hooked up to the Internet.
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    If they had downloads coming via SAT they'd probably have to dedicate a SAT just to that. I don't see that happening.
     
  16. sdirv

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    So..there IS a difference between PPV and the service we currently know as VOD???? :lol:

    I thought I said THAT yesterday....... but was told that EVERYTHING is "on demand".
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Well with an internet connection you can get "a whole bunch" of stuff and not have to wait for it to be put in the SAT feed.

    EVERYTHING isn't OnDemand, even with an internet connection, but more is with one than without.
     
  18. CCarncross

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    Everything is on Demand, just some gets pushed via sat, some gets pulled via internet. There are DirectCinema movies that you can watch when they come on, there are 1080p VOD PPV's that you must download...there are DirectCinema movies that are pushed via sat in the wee hours or idle time for your DVR, there are shows from many stations that you must download...but it is all considered onDemand content. wahooq apparently based on his link back a page, is only referring to DirectCInema stuff, which does not apply to much else.

    SOme of this is purely semantics...to me its all on demand, but there are different delivery systems for certain types of content.
     
  19. inkahauts

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    Ok, obviously you didn't understand what I said in my last post, so I'll reword it....

    The only things that can be downloaded from sat are the top 400 movies of ppv from DirecTV cinema on demand. HBO is not part of that.

    Basically, DirecTV has about 400 movies (about 50 or so are always on the linear ppv channels) that are on demand ppv that are rotated through on a couple channels you can't see. If you set one of them to be downloaded, basically, the unit will record it when it's on the hidden channel and doesn't have both tuners doing something else. All these movies are rotated through, and you could get lucky and have it record that night,or it could be a couple days.

    Again, They don't do this for HBO, etc, only directv on demand cinema.
     
  20. inkahauts

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    I hate all the terms, but as you said earlier, if anything that you select to be downloaded is considered on demand, and pushed content is only stuff that DirecTV puts on your unit without you asking for it, then no, not all requires Internet. The top 400 ppv movies are available.
     

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