why no hbo on demand

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  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Content is more important to me than cost. Would I pay $50/mo extra, no way. But if presented with an offer to pay $5-7 more for every HBO channel in HD, and if it was the only way I would ever get it, then I would pay it.
     
  2. musicman0725

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    I wouldn't...I'm already paying more for HBO then my Starz package, yet I'm getting less HD channels and nothing Ondemand for it. Satellite is advertised as being better then cable, yet we pay extra for HD content and lack a feature (HBO OnDemand) cable providers have had for years (5+). I sent an email to directv suggesting they add HBO OnDemand and carry more HD channels. Their response was to tell me they would forward my request to management and for me to check their press releases about upcoming channel additions (I didn't even bother to mention they still have a press release on their website from two years ago stating they'll carry EVERY HBO channel in HD...talk about tacky)...anyways, I think as pointless as it feels, the more people that voice how much they want the extras that are supposed to come with HBO (ie. fill out a suggestion on directv.com), the more likely we'll be to eventually get them!
     
  3. reubenray

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    Why doesn't Starz have any OnDemand movies in HD?
     
  4. RACJ2

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    Satellite being advertised as being better then cable is a marketing gimmick. Its all dependent on what programming you want, that makes one better then the other. Most people that think HBO HD is most important, go with Dish or their local cable co.

    Just like TW cable advertising "More Football then you could ever watch. TWC offers tons of football every week". They forget to tell you its your local team, the national network games, college football and high school football. Its not all the NFL games you want. And they still don't even offer NFLN.
     
  5. jpl

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    Starz does. They may not have any on DirecTV, but I get a number on FiOS VOD. In fact Starz HD VOD, I swear, looks better than their liner HD feeds.
     
  6. Shades228

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    If that's really TWC's advertisement they're opening themself up for a lawsuit.
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    How so?
     
  8. reubenray

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    I have looked several times on D*, but cannot find any Starz HD VOD.
     
  9. jpl

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    That means that DirecTV doesn't carry any. But Starz HD VOD does exist, and other carriers offer it - including Verizon. We get probably a dozen movies on Starz HD VOD at any one time. Generally it falls in line with their 'early premiers' list. In addition, if I remember correctly, their series (e.g. Party Down) are also offered in HD on VOD.
     
  10. Satelliteracer

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    Starz HD on DOD (DIRECTV on Demand) is scheduled to start in August '09.
     
  11. Sixto

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    Good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Thanks.
     
  12. musicman0725

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    Thanks, that's good to know. I really like the movies on Starz but don't utilize OnDemand for it often since it isn't in HD. I will definitely start using it more in August!
     
  13. bpaulson

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    Any specifics as to when in August or should it be lit up and ready to go by Monday?

    Just curious... that's one of the things I was missing with On Demand (could get HD with cable.)

    I don't care about HBO on demand because they didn't have any HD programming on cable anyways which makes HBO useless in my opinion.
     
  14. Satelliteracer

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    No specifics as to when.
     
  15. musicman0725

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    That's cool, thanks again for the info. Do you know if the addition of Starz HD OnDemand will include Encore HD OnDemand as well (like Showtime and TMC are both available in HD OnDemand)?
     
  16. LinkNuc

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  17. dishbd

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    Yeah, that's cool for those who can get FiOS & Uverse. Maybe one day DirecTV will offer the same.
     
  18. dcowboy7

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    But HBO doesnt do OAR so who cares.
     
  19. bpaulson

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    Seems odd that they'd start it in the middle of the month...

    I'm guessing something fell through.
     
  20. dcowboy7

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    Is this happening ?
     
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