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#1 02-12-2006 10:33:04 AM

LowLight21
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From: St. Paul, MN
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HD On Demand

I've read on a couple message boards that Comcast has rolled out HD On Demand to some places on the East Coast.  Can anyone confirm this?  Personally, I never order On Demand movies and don't plan on it until they start offering HD movies.

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#2 02-12-2006 11:05:42 AM

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Re: HD On Demand

In Seattle we have a smattering of HD OnDemand:

Free - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
$3.99 - Gr. North (2001, IMAX, 38 minutes)
$5.99 - The Island (2005)
Free - Jerry Maguire (1996)
$5.99 - Madagascar (2005)
$5.99 - Mail Order Wife (2004)
$5.99 - The Ring 2 (2005, unedited)
$5.99 - The Ring 2 (2005)
$3.99 - To/Limit (1989, IMAX, 38 minutes)
$5.99 - War of the Worlds (2005)

The IMAX shows are about what you see on INHD2, for $3.99 less.  The free ones are about worth the price.  roll

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#3 02-17-2006 9:58:07 PM

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Re: HD On Demand

Wareagle wrote:

In Seattle we have a smattering of HD OnDemand:

Free - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
$3.99 - Gr. North (2001, IMAX, 38 minutes)
$5.99 - The Island (2005)
Free - Jerry Maguire (1996)
$5.99 - Madagascar (2005)
$5.99 - Mail Order Wife (2004)
$5.99 - The Ring 2 (2005, unedited)
$5.99 - The Ring 2 (2005)
$3.99 - To/Limit (1989, IMAX, 38 minutes)
$5.99 - War of the Worlds (2005)

The IMAX shows are about what you see on INHD2, for $3.99 less.  The free ones are about worth the price.  roll

We've got the same selection here in Denver, but with the 5th element also on there. (free)

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#4 02-18-2006 9:14:57 AM

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Re: HD On Demand

We have HD OnDemand in Central VA...
I tried it the other day, but got an error. I don't recall the error message.

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#5 02-18-2006 10:33:06 AM

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Re: HD On Demand

JayMan wrote:

We have HD OnDemand in Central VA...
I tried it the other day, but got an error. I don't recall the error message.

There may not have been an available channel to use. That is one reason why there is so little HD OnDemand. They can only get maybe 2 channels per frequency, but 6-10 for SD.


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#6 04-29-2006 9:50:54 PM

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Re: HD On Demand

andyross wrote:

JayMan wrote:

We have HD OnDemand in Central VA...
I tried it the other day, but got an error. I don't recall the error message.

There may not have been an available channel to use. That is one reason why there is so little HD OnDemand. They can only get maybe 2 channels per frequency, but 6-10 for SD.

You're close.  It's actually driven by what the content providers have available, which right now isn't much.  Imagine a huge hub-spoke system.  The hub is sitting on tons of HD movies and shows, but the spokes are not ready to handle the volume and load that they place on playback servers.  Library storage upgrades are still on schedule for completion in 3rd quarter 2006, and these should enable more HD to pass into the system. (the average HD show is 4.8x the load demand of its SD equivalent)

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