Using Verizon Broadband for Direct TV On Demand Downloads

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I recently purchased Direct TV and am very pleased to-date with all performance.  I also have Verizon Broadband service and am interested in using it for Direct TV On Demand downloads.  Any experience out there with this application? Thanks

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Normally, you will need to connect the DVR to your home network as it uses the Internet to download your on demand menus/selections to the DVR.  You will be able to watch the show as soon as the DVR thinks you have enough of the show as a buffer to start watching it.  Depending upon your connect speed this could take some time. Personally I was disappointed in this approach, as I am a gamer and don't want to use up my DSL bandwidth for television viewing.  IMO Cable is doing a better job of On Demand as they deliver all the content down the same cable and it is immediate.  Evidently this is not feasible in the satellite world.

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You **DO** realize there is a 5gb cap, right?

 

I can see you going over your monthly limit in a matter of days downloading movies on demand.

 

You definately picked the wrong service for heavy downloads ! !

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Unless you are a multi-millionaire you won't want to use a 5GB service for downloading much  video content!!

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