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I keep hearing about The Movie Network OnDemand and HBO OnDemand, but I can't seem to find out how exactly it works and who is qualified to receive OnDemand.

The Shaw site isn't very helpful.

Is it only for cable or can I get it if I have a dish?

That's probably and amatuer question - I could use the help.

Thanks!
 

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Right now, cable only, becasue cable is fully two-way.

Scuttlebut has it Shaw intends to make some form of VOD available to 6xx series boxes in the not too distant future. They will require you use your broadband Internet.
 

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Posts removed. This thread is about On Demand on the television, not online offerings.
 

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My understanding is there are no current plans to offer VOD offerings on the 600 series receivers. It's possible down the road, they may offer some new release movies on the DVR630 series. The way that would work is the movies would be downloaded to the receiver and made available for purchase. This type of service is very limited in selection.

It is rumored that Shaw Direct is planning to offer an online portal similar to what Bell offers their customers. It requires a computer and broadband connection to the internet.

I'm guessing that this service is not going to be available anytime soon. If you are looking for ondemand services, go with cable or Bell.
 

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Shaw Direct has already announced an internet portal (like Shaw Cable's) for viewing shows so please lets keep this discussion to television VOD.

Shaw has NOT announced something like Bell where movies are downloaded to your PVR and can be unlocked.

and Shaw Direct will never have a two way VOD offering with hundreds of programs and movies like that which is available to Cable subscriber through their set top box
 

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I don't see the point anyway it pretty much just like pay per view and like pay per view I just don't use it and I don't know anybody who does. For the simple reason that it cost prohibitive you rent just a few movies and you can easily double you monthly bill! If they want that sort of service to take off they need to go the Itunes way with micro-transaction like $1 movie!
 
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