| |AlakarFacts do not cease to exist when ignored
No Surprise Time Warners VOD service isn't anything to write home about. The whole interface is clunky and non-intuitive. It was also higher cost then getting the movies from Amazon streaming.
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Re: No Surprise Yup - would I rather pay ~$10 for a month subscription, or $10 for 2 movies ?
Even RedBox is only $1.50 for a movie.
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| |said by Alakar:I actually like the interface on the iGuide boxes that TWC has with VOD categories all on one channel and they are easier to access instead of having to scroll to the right and left and up and down.
Time Warners VOD service isn't anything to write home about. The whole interface is clunky and non-intuitive. It was also higher cost then getting the movies from Amazon streaming.
I know that my TWC system has seen a spike in On Demand usage as they just activated 4 more QAMs for VOD about a week or so ago in addition to the 4 we have always had since the service was launched that is a 100% increase in VOD bandwidth capacity. It might be due to startover/lookback.
My area is a motorola area that TWC aquired from Comcast as that is why we have motorola boxes instead of the SA/Samsung that you have in Milwuakee.
| I have Verizon FIOS, and have tried to use their VOD, numerous times.|
(I limit my usage to Free listings, I pay enough without adding extra dollaars).
Most times, my fingers get sore from navigating through the choices, usually, the choices are too limited, in date, or subject. Then I exit the VOD Easter egg hunt.
So I added 3 devices to play Netflix and other IPTV sources. For the $8/month for Netflix, I get more hours of watching "what I want", and am happy with that.
Hats off to Roku, and Internet enabled Blu-Ray players.
Charters VOD is okay Charters VOD service is okay, at best. The content offerings aren't really the greatest, its a bit clunky and slow. I think in charters case, the DVR and online content are a much better choice.
Re: Comcast VOD It's a lot more limited in both content and control than a DVR. It definitely doesn't replace a DVR, but it's a nice addition to have.
| || |said by Nightfall:i am on fios and really like the on demand though the dvr is better. some programs on demand are blocked from fast forwarding which sucks. most only have a few ads but some on demand run as long as the normal program. i dont do any of the paid stuff but there are a handful of shows i like to watch that i dont think i ever caught on live tv or even bothered to record them.
On the flip side, Comcast VOD has been very much worthwhile. My parents have found that using their DVR for everything really isn't needed. Comcast On Demand has just about everything that they record anyway. They use Netflix as well, but its tied with the Comcast On Demand offering in regards to how much they use it.
So I guess it depends on how much the cable company invests in the On Demand feature.
Cox VOD... no thanks... I've got networked TiVo's with netflix. Why on earth would I rent their box and watch their VOD product?! When I press the fast-forward button I want to see the commercial zip by, not some intelligence-insulting message about how I should "enjoy the show." I enjoy it a lot more when I can fast-forward the commercials and the onscreen graphics don't look like the original 8-bit Nintendo.
As for the PPV content? I don't feel like I'm missing anything. Redbox and Amazon serve just fine, thanks.
I could care less whether their content ever becomes available through TiVo, either. I'm sure it won't be on the TiVos that I own and I'm not going to pay to rent another... and it will likely count against my internet usage cap. Not interested.
VOD costs more And that's why people do not use it.
Sorry, but I pay $1.27 for a DVD from Redbox. It is at the gas station I use all the time and it is 1.1 miles from my house. They may not have what I want but paying $4.99 a movie (plus 6% tax) is not worth it. With a physical DVD, I can watch it on multiple TVs in the house but since I have only one cable box, VOD would regulate me to just one TV.
Re: VOD costs more Depends on who you have, comcast's VOD allows you to watch the show on multiple sets assuming you have multiple boxes which I know you said you didnt. Just can't play at the same time but neither does physical media unless you have multiple sets placed through the same device or make a copy. No arguement against the price though
pricing Agreed with others. VOD from your cable company is priced incorrectly compared to other services offering the same video.
Until this changed VOD will remain unused.
I disagree I disagree with this. I work for TWC and when VOD goes down the call center blows up, well at least in WNY.
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Re: I disagree Same in Chi-Town. Usage is through the roof. TCs go nuts when a server hiccups.
Hell, If I look at my own boxes I have a few movies or kids shows a day.
There might be a break down that it missing. Meaning PPV VOD or just random streaming of VOD.
VOD gets HUGE PLAY. As far as paying for PPV though, not sure. But VOD numbers are met consistently.
This number seems WAAAYYY OFF. But if it aggregates all MSOs who knows what that number really is.
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