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I just discovered free DOD titles on my 622. I previously thought that the free titles were only available with a broadband connection. When my router died I stopped checking out "All TV Shows". Just for fun I went in there today and discovered a list of programs available to watch instantly, even though my broadband connection is broken.

So that means besides the Dish Cinema titles there are also free programs available. BTW I'm watching one now.
 

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So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?
 

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Well that's how the Hopper works...
 

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ZandarKoad said:
So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?
Evidently these programs download in the background overnight (when the receiver is off, allowing the tuner to tune into one of the DOD feeds). I wonder what would happen if the receiver would be left on overnight?
 

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ZandarKoad said:
So how does that work? Do they just have a satellite feed that saves stuff on the DVR in the background?

While we're on the topic, how many ON DEMAND shows are normally available with an Internet connection and how many without?
If I remember correctly from my time working at Dish there were two types of VoD.
Push VOD that is downloaded via sat over night and the kind you have to stream over a connection.
AFAIK theres no way to tell before you actually start trying to watch it without having your receiver hooked up to the Dish.
 
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