Originally Posted by ElwayLite
Since when do you need a phone line for Directv rcvr's? Ive lived at two locations with HDDVR's and NO phone line.
I don't yet have MRV but that is definitely an option if it's cheap/free using the mover's connection. The phone line requirement is still buried in the customer service agreement as far as I know.
Back in the early 2000's when I lived in Birmingham, I had three receivers and the two that were mirrored would get cut off about once every six months due to not being able to dial out. It was a major PITA having to string phone lines and call them up to reactivate them. Dunno why they did that, as I hadn't ordered PPVs in years.
I have them all on phone lines now so I just assumed they still audited the receivers. I'm not a PPV purchaser, but if I did it would be VOD on the one receiver hooked up to the internet.
Also, one receiver is an H20 with no Ethernet capability as far as I know. I need it because of the built-in digital OTA tuner.
When I had service installed here in Mississippi, the installer wouldn't finish until I allowed him to hook up the phone lines. He said, no phone lines, no installation. IIRC that was a supervisor install since the first time out they refused to do anything because I didn't have an HDTV to "check the installation".
I currently have all HD boxes but only one HDTV, no problems. They can be pretty clueless so I'm just worrying about the worst case scenario.
Are the only two options for internet in Foley CenturyLink and ATT DSL?
BTW, out of curiosity, is anyone in the market doing HD news or HD for syndicated programming like Jeopardy! or reruns of Boston Legal? Inquiring minds want to know.