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Several simple VOD questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JerryMeeker, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. JerryMeeker

    JerryMeeker Legend

    Sep 20, 2007
    Just starting to get intertested in content that is available on demand, and have several simple questions:

    1. Is the VOD download through the satellite link, or through the internet connection?

    2. When I select a program such as Weeds, not all of the downloadable content is in HD. Since the original broadcast was in HD, why is some content only available in SD?

    3. What determines the expiration date of a downloaded program?

  2. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    1) Nearly all are downloaded via your internet connection

    2) Its up to the content providers

    3) Same as 2
  3. JerryMeeker

    JerryMeeker Legend

    Sep 20, 2007
    Thanks for your responses. Regarding #2, it seems strange that within a particular series (like Weeds), some are HD and some aren't. I would think it would be consistent.
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    It's strange, but not all that unusual. It's up to Showtime to decide what is and isn't offered.

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