Watch programs from the beginning

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Linxs, May 28, 2014.

  1. Linxs

    Linxs Cool Member

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    I just turned on a repeat of The World Wars on History and and a pop up comes up tells me I can watch the program from the beginning by holding down the rewind button. I haven't tried it yet but is this new? The first I've seen of it.
     
  2. west99999

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    It is fairly new and only available on some shows. 72 hour rewind will be available on some shows as well it will be in the on demand channel. In the guide the show will have a curved arrow next to the name of it and that indicates it can be started over. Fast forward and record may not be used on some shows started over.
     
  3. pappasbike

    pappasbike Godfather

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    Just showed up today on my device. Only appeared for one show at first then I saw more and more populate with the arrow through the day.
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, new, and it seems it's mostly in the 300's. You can't FF or RW, bummer.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    you can't record either.
     
  6. swyman18

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, all it really does is link to existing on-demand content, correct? It appears to download the content and only store it temporarily for playback.
     
  7. kaminar

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    Correct.

    Correct.

    Correct.

    '72 Hour Rewind' and 'Restart' were made available on 5/21 (IIRC)..as a solution to the 4 day waiting period until VOD is made available by content providers. During that interim, there are limitations, as mentioned above. Not sure if Pause will work, either. Hopefully we'll get some feedback. The description mentioned the viewer must view the show (or movie) in it's entirety.

    Perhaps this is D*'s answer to the LookBack feature available via some cable operators.

    -=K=-
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Correct, Spot on!
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    not necessarily
     
  10. mightythor88

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    This feature needs the bugs worked out. If I hit "exit," then it deletes the recorded program. I can start it over from the beginning, but then I cant ff or rw. It's more annoying than useful at this point.
     
  11. peds48

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    That is the "rub" is not being recorded, it is being streamed
     
  12. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

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    Is it being streamed from the web? Or is it stored in the DTV partition of my Genie's hard drive?


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  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    You can once you get back to where it was when you tuned to the station in the first place. But not the beginning part.
     
  14. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Nope its not from on demand content. ;)
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Streamed from DIRECTV.
     
  16. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

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    Via my internet connection? Or is there some cool new method of delivering this content via the satellite?
     
  17. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    OF course!
     
  18. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

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    I figured, but I just couldn't get it out of my mind that DIRECTV had figured out a way to do it via satellite so even those without an internet connected DVR could use this feature.
     
  19. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Unplug your Internet connection for a moment. ;)
     
  20. Pepe Sylvia

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    I saw thar message before, but it was only when I tuned to something I was already recording, or if a tuner was already active on that channel. (Mini client was tuned to it)
     

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