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Old 06-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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I see there are movies listed under channel 1 as VOD titles. Do they cost money to watch? Can you record them to your DVR or do you have to watch them when "rented"? Can you record pay-per-view movies?
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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I see there are movies listed under channel 1 as VOD titles. Do they cost money to watch? Yes Can you record them to your DVR YES but they will only stay on the DVR for a limited time and once you start watching one you have 24 hours to finish or it will be erased. or do you have to watch them when "rented"? Can you record pay-per-view movies? Yes, the same above rules apply.
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It seems to me that it would be so much easier to just CLICK on one of the VOD titles and get the information.........
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:12 AM   #4
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Hope this helps.
Thank you, it answered my questions.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:15 AM   #5
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It seems to me that it would be so much easier to just CLICK on one of the VOD titles and get the information.........
well, I asked here because I figured someone would know, and Dish doesn't say if you can record them, or how long they last on the DVR.

sorry to inconvenience you with my question.
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VOD choices are already on your DVR, in a special partition set aside for them, you cannot record them to the regular recording section.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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VOD choices are already on your DVR, in a special partition set aside for them, you cannot record them to the regular recording section.
that makes sense, thanks
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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Nor does Dish allow you to record them via HD connection to DVD or VCR.
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When I have ordered UFC shows, I have recorded them to my DVR and the stay there forever, or at least so far they have. Of course this is standard def, not hi-def so once I upgrade things might be different?
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When I have ordered UFC shows, I have recorded them to my DVR and the stay there forever, or at least so far they have. Of course this is standard def, not hi-def so once I upgrade things might be different?
VOD is different from PPV. You're comparing apples to oranges.
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I don't know about VOD channels, but I can tell you that you can record movies on the PPV 500 channels with a DVD recorder from an 211 HD receiver, because I have done it and saved the movies on my DVD disc. (of course my $100 DVD recorder only recorded it in SD)
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:09 PM   #12
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I don't know about VOD channels, but I can tell you that you can record movies on the PPV 500 channels with a DVD recorder from an 211 HD receiver, because I have done it and saved the movies on my DVD disc. (of course my $100 DVD recorder only recorded it in SD)
Yes, of course you can.

PPV is just like a regular TV channel. PPV channels show the same movie over and over. You have to wait for the movie you want to see to start on one of the PPV channels it's on.

VOD is not a TV channel. Files are loaded onto your hard drive while you are not fully using the receiver. They don't come in in real time like the PPVs. Once the whole file for a particular movie has been received and stored, it becoming available in your listings. It's already recorded onto your DVR, so there's no reason to be able to copy it to another recording. Dish could let that recording stay on there forever, and they probably do leave it on there for weeks. Their agreement with the content provider is that if you want to watch it again after 24 hours, you must pay for it again. It not a matter of it not still being on the hard drive. It's a matter of you having to pay to watch it again. They'll probably start limiting the PPVs in the same way eventually.
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