- Apr 19, 2008
does Dish offer a video-on-demand service? if so, is it free like cable companies?
They need to give us FREE movies, and network shows in HD, on demand, just like Comcast, and I'm sure, Charter, have been doing for years.
Just like PPV, I will never order a single movie "On Demand" .
The dishonline feature is way to slow to download a movie. I am getting 10Mbps so this should be a good broadband speed, but it takes for ever to download a movie. DIRECTV by comparison is lightening fast . I don't know what DISH is using but they should partner with another company like Netlfix or Blockbuster so people could actually get newer movies .
I am replacing my ViP622 with an HDMI problem with a ViP722. In fact, it should be here today. The ViP622 supposedly will not download an HD movie via Dish Online. I certainly did not see any in the listings, but I did not go thru the entire listing. The ViP722 has a better chipset that will support this function better, and will be able to download an HD movie via Dish Online.
I'm not a big movie watcher, but I'll try downloading one from Dish Online over my cable broadband, just to see how well it works. I believe Dish briefly had a few HD movies available, but don't anymore. I too believe they are working on the system to improve it.
Dish Online fills a need. There will be folks that will like looking ahead and downloading a movie or two overnight. With the price of fuel the way it is, I think maybe most of us will (or should) reconsider how this cost compares to the cost of driving to a rental store. B&M rental stores seem to be a dying breed, anyway. Dish may be working on a system early to be fully in place before those stores dwindle.