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Hi, I own a couple of htpc's but never have ordered anything (ppv events or movies) from verizon, but this time Iwant to order a boxing fight,but do not know how, can somebody help me on doing so. My provider is verizon fios and I have a sd prime and a ceton infinitv4 . tnx.
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It's not possible with current cable card technology for HTPC, unfortunately.
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You can call Verizon and tell them you want to buy the PPV through the phone (you might also be able to do it over the web). Ask them what the channel number it will appear on and then just tune to that channel. You cannot buy it through the TV set without using their setup box.
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You can also order PPV movies and events through the Verizon website. Here's the link:

https://www.verizon.com/OnDemand/members/PayPerView.aspx

You need to log into your account so you can get access to the PPVs and get billed for the event. The listing is searchable so you should be able to find the one you want easily. Times and channels are all listed. Find the one you want and click on the "Place Order" button.

IIRC, there's a surcharge if you go through a phone operator to place your order.
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FYI - when you order via a cable box, the PPV event can only be viewed via that box. If you order over the phone or online, you should be able to watch it on any TV in the house with a set top box, DVR, or cablecard.
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It's not possible with current cable card technology for HTPC, unfortunately.

Unfortunately it is wrong. OnDemand can not be accessed via cablecard, ppv can. Just has to be authorized by the provider.

6 TV's in the house on FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect them all!!! Power to the CableCard and WMC7!!!
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thx guys for all your answers, I'll try today with a movie before the canelo fight.
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Unfortunately it is wrong. OnDemand can not be accessed via cablecard, ppv can. Just has to be authorized by the provider.

Well, honestly, I've never tried it... but how does Verizon authorize your cable card to decrypt the channel? Do they have to re-program your cable-card?
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Well, honestly, I've never tried it... but how does Verizon authorize your cable card to decrypt the channel? Do they have to re-program your cable-card?
They send out a temporary authorization for a specific channel during the allocated time slot. I'm not sure if it expires immediately after the program you ordered has aired or if it stays authorized for up to 24 hours. I haven't ordered a PPV movie in years so I don't recall exactly how it works. The system is probably programmed to automatically refresh the card once the program has aired and deactivate the channel.
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Well, honestly, I've never tried it... but how does Verizon authorize your cable card to decrypt the channel? Do they have to re-program your cable-card?

Same way they authorize all existing CableCards in the field (in all STB's and DVR's) to acces premium channels when you sign up for them, or cancel them.

I am not certain that true algorythm of CableCard authorization can be revealed in a public forum, but it is somehwhat similar to how XM/Sirrius sattelite radios are controlled from the "mothership". Since both are 1-way communication devices.

6 TV's in the house on FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect them all!!! Power to the CableCard and WMC7!!!
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