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Why does OnDemand record everything?

It seems that OnDemand records everything when I hit the Play button. Why is that? Can't I just play an OnDemand show without recording it?  I had TimeWarner before switching and I could just play OnDemand shows (I didn't have a DVR then).  When I finish watching my show, I have to go back and delete the recording.  Somehow, I think I must be missing something?

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Mark

It seems that OnDemand records everything when I hit the Play button. Why is that? Can't I just play an OnDemand show without recording it?  I had TimeWarner before switching and I could just play OnDemand shows (I didn't have a DVR then).  When I finish watching my show, I have to go back and delete the recording.  Somehow, I think I must be missing something?

Thanks,

Mark

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the difference here is that your cable company provided you with the intenet as as such they can control they quality of the picture when you stream their VOD.  with DirecTV , since they do not know what good of an internet connection you have, they have to go to a download method to provide all of its customers with the same picture quality regardless of speed bandwith. 
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Nope.  The Directv On Demand system is all Internet based.  When you select a program to "Watch Now" it initiates the record process and you're actually watching the recording as it loads.  Sorry, but deleting the program from your "list" (or allowing it to expire and auto delete) are your only options.

Nope.  The Directv On Demand system is all Internet based.  When you select a program to "Watch Now" it initiates the record process and you're actually watching the recording as it loads.  Sorry, but deleting the program from your "list" (or allowing it to expire and auto delete) are your only options.

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the difference here is that your cable company provided you with the intenet as as such they can control they quality of the picture when you stream their VOD.  with DirecTV , since they do not know what good of an internet connection you have, they have to go to a download method to provide all of its customers with the same picture quality regardless of speed bandwith. 
the difference here is that your cable company provided you with the intenet as as such they can control they quality of the picture when you stream their VOD.  with DirecTV , since they do not know what good of an internet connection you have, they have to go to a download method to provide all of its customers with the same picture quality regardless of speed bandwith. 
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