Good news / bad news time:
The good news: Video on Demand is now up and running on my cable box.
The bad news: No HD content.
If you saw my previous post, clicking on the On Demand button brings up a screen where you can choose from the following categories:
- Kids & Teens
- Cable Favorites
- News & Info
- Saved Programs
- The Cutting Edge
The Movies section has about 120 movies broken down into several categories including Widescreen-Dolby. Older movies are $2.95 and good for 24 hours; newer releases are $3.95 for the same amount of time.
The HBO-SHO-Starz section contains movies from those channels (as well as The Movie Channel and Cinemax). These are free (I'm assuming if you subscribe to them) and include movies, series, and specials. For example, you can go and watch every Sopranos episode that aired so far this season.
There's a pretty slick feature where you can pause, rewind, fast forward, or stop a video. If you pause or stop a movie and turn off the set, you can come back later and resume it by going to the Saved Programs section.
All in all, VOD is an interesting new feature. Anyone else have this suddenly pop up on their system?