Originally Posted by taz291819
I've never had a VOD service, so I must ask. Do you pay for each and every individual show/movie (like PPV), or is it subscription based?
Comcast OnDemand is essentially free to all dig cable users--DVR or not.
The vast majority of programming is free--movies, cable channel shows, music videos/concerts, workout videos, kids programming....and lots more, actually.
In terms of HD, my area has seen a huge jump in HD OnDemand stuff. Currently there are close to 30 (I believe-not in front of the TV right now) free HD movies this month. All "catalog" titles. Lots of other HD stuff---Discovery HD Theater (Planet Earth episodes, and other programming), Nat Geo HD stuff, CBS primetime HD shows (right now only original CSI and Jericho--available 24 hrs after first airing)....lots of stuff really. Pretty much every major cable channel has OnDemand programming available on Comcast (although most is SD).
The "not free" consists of current PPV movies (most also available in HD), current theatrical
indie flicks courtesy of IFC (cost about 8 bucks a pop--but they are in some big-city theaters now), premium channel stuff (free if you subscribe to them--HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and Howard Stern all have some HD OnDemand available) and other PPV events (WWE, boxing, etc).