Streaming on Directtv v. GBs on Exede

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Okay - i don't understand how streaming works. :( We have directtv and we just rewound a show to the start to stream it. Does that eat into our Exede GBs or is it completely independent. Sorry for the stupid question...
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Knight Rider

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Yes satellite TV basically works the same as over the air TV on the sense that you can only watch what is being broadcast... Now if it is being recorded on a built in DVR then yes you can rewind and it will not use your data but if its not it if it's on demand content then it DOES use your internet.
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Watching on TV no. Using the computer yes if I watch a show that I had on DVR on my TV it doesn't use data. You only use data if you watch the show on your computer or tablet. If you stream it to a device. If you are away from home and I watch something on dish using my tablet then yes. You don't need Internet to use your DVR on your TV,
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If you are using DirecTV's new 72-hour rewind feature you are indeed using your Internet to stream that video.  From their website:  72 Hour Rewind is a new HD DVR feature that lets you immediately watch shows that aired in the past 72 hours. Now you'll never have to worry about missing a show again. All you need is an Internet-connected receiver.


If you are just doing a real-time rewind on your DVR, that does not use the Internet.
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Basically your screwed for the next two years. Exede Internet was not built to stream anything unless you have alot of money and their support number on speed dial so that you can ring them up as you hit your data limit every 5 minutes. End of shory. The problem is no one is really at fault except for Exede Internet.
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No, the people who are at fault are the one's who bought something without knowing what they were buying then signed a two year contract. The slightest bit of research would tell you what satellite Internet is and isn't.
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Anthony J Luca

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The problem is that DirecTV forced everyone who wanted Internet though them to go with Exede Internet. We all do our homework and we all wanted HughesNet since the local ISPs are all DSL. The people who didn't do there homework was DirecTV when they partnered with Exede Internet.
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Lol go with hughes net....tell us how it works out
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DirecTV doesn't force anyone to go with Exede.  If you buy your TV and Internet as a bundle FROM THEM, that is what you get.  Just like the other 300 TV channels that you never watch.  Anyone doing their homework and having a non-satellite ISP option would never buy a DirecTV bundled with satellite Internet.
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It's not exedes fault that the internet has changed and everyone wants to stream everything this instance.  But by all means if you have plans as to how to build a satellite that will allow unlimited data to everyone with out reducing speeds to the end user with that much data being processed buy all means I'm sure viasat would pay top dollar for those plans.

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