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post #15151 of 16937 Old 10-21-2014, 08:54 PM
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On my system, basically the Chattanooga channels:
NBC - yes
ABC - no
CBS - no
FOX - doesn't even have VOD
CW - doesn't have VOD

I'm afraid you may be disappointed on a lot of the major cable channels too, some do and some don't, it's a crap shoot. I don't know who's to blame, but Directv isn't the leader in On-Demand for sure. All the pay channels, Showtime, HBO, Starz are all HD. AMC doesn't have HD, TNT does.
I've never been a big user of OD ever and that's for many reasons. Since DTV offers some channels I didn't have on Cox I have recorded quite a bit of OD content and watched it already and so far all of it's been in HD. Everything I've watched from there has been and I've downloaded/watched OD from some dozen channels or so now. Keep in mind ~80% of it has been documentary (feature-length) movies and the rest random shows. I refuse anything that's SD, just my personal preference.


Being the snoop I am I have inspected nearly every channel's OD and I don't recall seeing loads of SD content except on SD channels but I do recall being disappointed with the show selection on most cable networks on DTV. Seems cable OD had way more which confirms what everyone's saying here by DTV's OD sucking. I wonder why that is? You'd think DTV's OD would be better considering, unlike cable TV, DTV doesn't provide the bandwidth. Unless I'm missing something? Doesn't OD from cable download OD from the same cable company's internet I had and doesn't DTV use the same cable internet I have thus eliminating a cost on DTV's part? Doesn't make sense. I understand there's contractual agreements involves and things like that but aside from legalities it really should be cheaper/easier for DTV and Dish to be the best for OD content.


All that being said, like most, I don't really care much for OD. I have some 70+ season passes and am good at knowing about new shows I want to watch and setting them up. Don't really need OD unless I'm bored out of my skull.

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Having 5 tuners helps a lot, when you only have 2, then you have to pick and choose a bit more, especially on the Major nets, since they don't run repeats that often during the season. Whereas the major cable nets repeat their shows a lot, so you're not forced to choose which show to record.
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Sure you can. You just have to have an Android device.
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Or a Windows Phone. For the six of us who own one.
Well WTF? Seriously ....

That's just awful.
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Well WTF? Seriously ....

That's just awful.
No kidding, the platform isn't terribly popular in the US, but the tethering screams on 4GLTE. Sunday Ticket streams beautifully. I was kind of surprised by that. Got through half of one game on a plane before Gogo Inflight decided I shouldn't be streaming and shut me down.

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No kidding, the platform isn't terribly popular in the US, but the tethering screams on 4GLTE. Sunday Ticket streams beautifully. I was kind of surprised by that. Got through half of one game on a plane before Gogo Inflight decided I shouldn't be streaming and shut me down.
So where do I gripe about it? On the iOS App review? Is there a gripe box for D*?

Encoding and sending to my iPad really wasn't that bad though. To be honest.
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No kidding, the platform isn't terribly popular in the US, but the tethering screams on 4GLTE. Sunday Ticket streams beautifully. I was kind of surprised by that. Got through half of one game on a plane before Gogo Inflight decided I shouldn't be streaming and shut me down.
So where's the bottleneck, Apple, DIRECTV or the telco?
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So where's the bottleneck, Apple, DIRECTV or the telco?
Dunno. I'm Windows Phone. Streaming works just fine. My only bottleneck was Gogo Inflight.

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Sure you can. You just have to have an Android device.
Where are you seeing that screen at?
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Sorry I missed your PM the other day, didn't notice the notification that I had a new message until right now. Anyhow, in the app, tap the Settings gear at the top right hand corner and then go to Streaming Options. As it says, you must have Out of Home access configured for it to work.
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I can't understand why iOS doesn't have that streaming option. I really don't get it.
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I can't understand why iOS doesn't have that streaming option. I really don't get it.
I am sure they have different programmers for each individual app. Sounds like the IOS programmer needs to catch up, I remember on the directv app ios had features way before the android app did but it eventually caught up.
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Sorry I missed your PM the other day, didn't notice the notification that I had a new message until right now. Anyhow, in the app, tap the Settings gear at the top right hand corner and then go to Streaming Options. As it says, you must have Out of Home access configured for it to work.
Thanks for the info. Part of the problem is that I didn't have the GenieGo app installed. I thought the Directv app was is an all in one app that included GenieGo. Lesson learned.
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So my first true experience watching some VOD definitely left me wanting, but in a different area than cable.

The PQ of a episode of Chicago PD was great. No real compression garbage like I got w/ cable and the picture was real good. This time it was the sound; lots of hiccuping throughout the show.

Seems like I can't get solid VOD unless its from Netflix. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with DirecTV. The PQ and sound for stuff straight from the satellite is fantastic.
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So my first true experience watching some VOD definitely left me wanting, but in a different area than cable.

The PQ of a episode of Chicago PD was great. No real compression garbage like I got w/ cable and the picture was real good. This time it was the sound; lots of hiccuping throughout the show.

Seems like I can't get solid VOD unless its from Netflix. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with DirecTV. The PQ and sound for stuff straight from the satellite is fantastic.
Sound issues are definitely one of the problems with DirecTV VOD. Seems to happen with about one of every three shows I download.
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So my first true experience watching some VOD definitely left me wanting, but in a different area than cable.

The PQ of a episode of Chicago PD was great. No real compression garbage like I got w/ cable and the picture was real good. This time it was the sound; lots of hiccuping throughout the show.

Seems like I can't get solid VOD unless its from Netflix. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with DirecTV. The PQ and sound for stuff straight from the satellite is fantastic.
I have had those audio hicups a few times too with vod, I noticed if you pause and the hit the replay button it usually fixes it, still needs to be fixed though.
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Is anyone getting On Demand recordings in HD? Every time I record something ON Demand, it records in SD. Am I the only one or is there a setting to change that I can't find?


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Is anyone getting On Demand recordings in HD? Every time I record something ON Demand, it records in SD. Am I the only one or is there a setting to change that I can't find?


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I was ranting a bit about D*'s On Demand a page or two ago. It generally sucks.
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So what's up w/ that flashing notification I was getting while watching 'The Walking Dead' telling me I'm at risk of losing AMC on D*? I'd be highly pissed to lose this show ...
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Well heck - I need my Walking Dead fix !
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Did you not see the Directv commercial during the Walking Dead?

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Did you not see the Directv commercial during the Walking Dead?
I did. Obviously it bugged me enough to post about it. Coming from cable I've never had to consider something like this before. I was wondering if anybody else was worried about losing AMC.
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If you did actually see the Directv commercial than you wouldn't be worried about it.

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I did. Obviously it bugged me enough to post about it. Coming from cable I've never had to consider something like this before. I was wondering if anybody else was worried about losing AMC.

Cable has had its share of battles also, they are just more prominent on directv since it has so many more customers. AMC Is under contract until the first of the year. After that who knows..... AMC just purchased BBC America so I am sure they want a rate hike from the largest tv provider in the US to help compensate. Assuming they want a few bucks per subscriber that would be almost 100 million a month that Amc will lose if the to sides don't agree, of course directv will have some unhappy customers as well.
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AMC has some pretty good shows nowadays, I hate all this crap, it just keeps raising the bill, which it's gonna do anyway, but I wish they'd all go streaming, it might take a good long while, but eventually if we have our choices, the prices will get reasonable. I'm just tired of the whole dance, the consumer is always caught in the middle with no real choice in the matter.

I hear the speak with your wallet, but the only way to do that is drop everything, because the whole cartel is involved, we're just screwed.
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Is it common for the iOS DirecTV app to show items on the DVR that are no longer present?
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Is it common for the iOS DirecTV app to show items on the DVR that are no longer present?
It has been in my experience.

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It has been in my experience.
Does it clear up on its own eventually?
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Does it clear up on its own eventually?
It didn't clear up for quite a while and therefore, I stopped using it very much . The last time I looked a couple of weeks ago, it seemed to be accurate again but don't know if that's normal or I just got temporarily lucky. Sorry I'm not able to be more helpful.

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Well, after 7 years for DirecTV service, I called today and canceled (my latest 2 year commitment expired yesterday). The cancellation process was actually very quick and easy (once I said no, no, no to their retention offers - which included a free Samsung tablet for some reason).

My top 2 reasons: 1) cost, 2) lack of ability to watch streaming ESPN.

Happy to be cutting the cord and I'm really looking forward to HBO offering streaming services next year!
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