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Can the HR20 call home via Ethernet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Tivoenthused, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. Tivoenthused

    Tivoenthused Mentor

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    I am new to the HR20 (getting 2 boxes next week). Can the unit "call home" via Ethernet? Is it necessary for PPV, etc?
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    No... it does not.

    At least not for the PPV details
     
  3. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    It can't on the ethernet, but you can run it without a phone line without any problems. You can still order PPV on the D* web site.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    This has been asked before... as far as I know there would be nothing preventing it from using Ethernet but the system would have to be changed for that to happen, which might be a lot of cost for a small result.
     
  5. SFNSXguy

    SFNSXguy EOE DBSTalk Club

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    Near San...

    So, my -100 is connected to my LAN via ethernet -- the INFO menu shows both a network AND an internet connection.

    So now what? What use of the internet will the -100 make? (I don't do music/picture sharing).
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    VOD is the next feature to use the network connection.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    ...and the source of much excitement here at DBSTalk!!!
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    And being that VOD will probably have the same titles that are PPV you won't need the phone line for them either so the ethernet connection will take care of that as well. At least that's the thought. I highly doubt a phone line will be required for VOD.
     
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