Yes. There are a handful of movies downloaded to your dvr. Anytime you see a green arrow icon, it means the movie is already on your system. By playing it, it makes it available in your playlist."steveT" said:I switched to DirecTV last month after years with Dish, and I have a very basic question about ordering ppv movies. It makes me feel like an idiot just asking this question, but I haven't been able to find just a clear answer on Direct's website or anywhere else I've searched.
With Dish, there were about 15 high-def channels of just the most recently released movies, those that were in theaters just a few months ago. You just clicked on the channel, and the movie started instantly. You didn't have to wait until the next half-hour start time. They just played. It was my understanding that the first few minutes of all those movies had already been downloaded to your dvr, and after commencing the movie you just picked up the rest from the satellite screen. At least that's what I thought, maybe I was wrong.
My question is, where is the equivalent on DirecTV?? If it's there, I can't find it. I see all the movies around channels 120-200, but with start times on the half-hour or hour. And I know you can download a billion movies through their internet connection. I have the CCK installed, but I live in an area where the max internet speed available is 3Mbps (I get about 2.6Mbps effective), so I really don't want to have to wait a few hours for a movie to download.
Is there anywhere on DirecTV that I can just order an HD movie (recent releases, not 20-year old flicks), and have it start instantly?
Also, some of them will show up in the guide below channel 125.
Even with your download speed, you don't have to wait hours if you use download. The speed is limited at the source. The color code of the download arrow will tell you when you can watch. Red means you can't watch uninterrupted. Yellow means you may (usually can). Green means you are good to go.
Try a download to see how fast it is. You don't pay unless you watch and say you are willing to pay.