Originally Posted by MikeMar
hmmm, I just wonder how well it will work w/ my internet connection.
Easy question, w/ the on demand, does it "stream" or does it download the content kinda like unbox and just adds to your now playing list??
Works almost exactly like unbox. Pick a program, the download starts (or queues if you have something downloading). You can usually start watching after a few minutes.
The show shows up on your Playlist. The one thing I found different (or I just don't know how to do it on the HD Tivo) is that there is a queue you can look at for what is coming down next.
Right now, DirecTV's on demand has more free content than unbox, but less overall content. Comcast VOD is still king in terms of HD (as neither DirecTV nor unbox have any). Comcast also has quite a bit free stuff.
But I was a Comcast customer early on for its VOD and they had even less than DirecTV has now, so I am sure there will be more and more content as time goes on. It has actually been a pretty ambitious launch.