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What is VOD/DOD?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve Rhodes, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. Steve Rhodes

    Steve Rhodes Godfather

    Oct 4, 2006
    What is this DirectTV on Demand that just showed up with the latest software download. I tried searching the forums for a simple explanation but couldn't find it.

    I'm guessing that it's something that works IF

    1) I've got the internet hooked (I'd have to put a wireless connection of some kind -- suggestions?) to my HR20 and

    2) I'm willing to wait for an entire HD movie/show to be downloaded over not the satellite but the internet.

    Did I guess right?

    If so, how long does it take to download a 1-hour HD programs assuming a reasonable speed, say 3MB download speed?
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Yes you need to have your HR20 connected to the internet for it to work.

    If you want to go wireless you need to get an wireless adapter that has an ethernet connection not USB. Some of us are you the Linksys wireless game adapter (WGA54G).

    Yes you download the show from a broad band internet connection.

    Right now there is only a few PPV HD movies so there has not been a lot of testing. But with 3mb SD is about 1:1 download to watch. So you should be able to watch SD live but HD you will need to download a lot of it first before you can start watching.

    The link below should help some more.

  3. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Oct 8, 2006
  4. MountainMan10

    MountainMan10 Icon

    Jan 30, 2008
    Don't confuse MB with mb (mega byte vs mega bit). Download speeds are usually mega bit.

    HD needs about 16mb to download in real time.
  5. hookemfins

    hookemfins Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    How does DoD compare with cables on demand as far as retrieval rates? I downloaded a movie, Bad Boys, and it took nearly 12 hours. My DSL speed is around 3mb using the Linsys gaming router.
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