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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 2009-02-04, 11:32 PM
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Well, well, I search about vod and here does it take me? Digitalhome of course
Rather than start a new thread I thought I would revive this one.

I have a couple questions.

1. Can you order (vod) shows that have yet to air locally? Like can you watch say "lost" at 4pm on wednesday before thier normal air time?

2. Is there commercials?

3. Does it normally cost, or does your sub cover vod?

4. We are just setting up vod and one of the guys said we will be offering movies before they are out on dvd, is this how it is everywhere that offers vod?
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 2009-02-05, 12:10 AM
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VOD is a kind of pay per view service with fees ranging from 0$ (free) to 6.99$ (HD film). You rent a film or a show (whitout commercials) for 24 hours. You may watch it anay number of times during that time period.

You won't find first time viewing of program such as Lost. There is some french sitcom or drama program from the previous weeks, usualy free.

Usualy movies are available a few weeks after they appear in rental store. I think this is a rule enforced by the movies studios distributors to protect the rental store market. They may change those rules but i don't think that they will offer movies before the DVDs unless they want to kill the DVD market.
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