DOD - needed feature

michaelbudney

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Feb 9, 2008
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So far I've been impressed with the DOD offering. One thing I think would be a help would be an option to "play when buffered" or "play immediately" in addition to add to queue. It seems to play SD DOD about as fast as I can press list and find the download.
 

jcrandall

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I have slower internet and can't play anything until 15 mintues or so go by.

I don't think they'll change that since all you have to do is hit list then play :)
 

michaelbudney

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Feb 9, 2008
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Yes, but that takes away slightly from the "On Demand" aspect. It was actually my 8 year old's recommendation.

What is your internet speed? I'm on 6Mbps which DTV seems to keep up with nicely. I used to have DirectTV DSL back many years ago.

It takes a few minutes on my xbox to start up a HD video from the Internet.
 

jcrandall

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I'd be very happy with 6.

I have 1.5mbps, and it is spotty at that. I'm right on the edge of the DSL coverage, and there is no cable here (tv or internet)
 

MLBurks

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Starting the download and hitting play anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes later does not remove or compromise the "On Demand" aspect (at least for me).
 

atp1313

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For me, I use it primarily to download kids content (Scooby Doo, Dora, etc) and those are all :30-minutes or less and download quite fast. Of course I am on a 16MBps Comcast feed.

When I have tried to download the few HD offerings, it worked okay. Definitely NOT like Comcast On Demand (don't have that service, but friends do), but it works for me when I am trying to find some obscure cartoon that may not play in regular circulation.
 

m99037

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Feb 8, 2008
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I am also on comcast high speed and I can start immediately after starting download. Just waiting for newer content.:)
 

michaelbudney

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Feb 9, 2008
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My son was first introduced to VOD on someone else's comcast. That's why he made the comment it seemed odd you had to go to another menu screen to view. On a 6Mbps line though I can see that the download stream is faster than the live play, so immediate viewing is possible. However, the customer's Internet connection is outside of D's control.
 
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