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DBSTalk's Tips, Tricks & Faqs about DIRECTV

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    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    The Tips, FAQ's, Resources, Links, & Contact Information at DBSTalk.com has been updated into one place!

    All the Tips and FAQ's are now available in easy-to-store PDF versions which will open on Macs, iPhones, and iPads, as well as any computer, smartphone or tablet that can read PDF files. The free Adobe Reader* may be required.

    Quick Access PDF's

    • Acronyms
    • DECA Networking
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    • DoublePlay
    • First Looks & Reviews
    • General Home Networking
    • Nomad
    • OTA
    • Remotes
    • Splitters
    • Trickplay

    Acronyms

    I need help with satellite terms

    What do all those abbreviations mean?
    • Acronyms
    Recievers & Remotes

    I want to learn about DIRECTV receivers

    Where can I find the First Looks?
    • First Looks & Reviews
    Does DBSTalk do product reviews?
    • First Looks & Reviews
    I want to learn how to use my DIRECTV receivers

    How can I watch two things at the same time?
    • DoublePlay
    Does my DIRECTV receiver have dual live buffers / DLB?
    • DoublePlay
    How do I pause live TV?
    • Trickplay
    What are the DVR controls?
    • Trickplay
    I want to learn how to use my DIRECTV remote

    How do I set up my DIRECTV remote control?
    • Remotes
    Will my DIRECTV remote operate my TV or AVR?
    • Remotes
    I want to learn about taking DIRECTV with me anywhere

    How can I bring my recorded content with me?
    • Nomad
    Dishes & Networking

    I want to learn about dishes & switches

    What type of dish do I have?
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    What is a SWiM / SWM?
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    What is a MultiSwitch?
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    How many times can I split the signal from my SWiM?
    • Splitters
    How far can my receiver be from the MultiSwitch or Swim?
    • Splitters
    How can I receive my local channel or sub channels that DIRECTV doesn't carry?
    • OTA
    I want to learn about networking in general

    Where can I find detailed information on networking?
    • General Home Networking
    I want to learn about DIRECTV DECA

    How can I network my DIRECTV receivers?
    • DECA Networking
    Do I need to use Cat5 or Cat6 wire to network my receivers?
    • DECA Networking
    Do DIRECTV receivers have wireless network adapters?
    • DECA Networking
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 #2 of 23
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Product Offerings

    I want to Compare Providers

    Where can I do some research about providers other than DIRECTV™?
    Where can I find a good HD channel comparison chart between DIRECTV™ and Dish Network?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Programming

    Where can I see what packages DIRECTV™ is currently offering?
    Where can I get information on what High Definition Channels DIRECTV™ offers?
    Is there a thread that I can subscribe to that would alert me anytime DIRECTV™ adds a new HD channel to their lineup?
    Where can I find information about local channels in my market?
    If DIRECTV™ doesn't currently offer my local channels, where can I check to see what options I have:
    Where can I find the DIRECTV™ service agreement?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Hardware

    Where can I find information about DIRECTV™ hardware and software?
    Where can I learn about adding a big external hard drive to my HD DVR+?
    Where can I find information about aligning OTA antennas to use with my DIRECTV™ HD DVR?
    I want to learn about what features DIRECTV™ offers

    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Cinema?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Mediashare?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ mobile offerings?

    Getting Help

    I need to figure out how something works

    Where can I find the manuals for DIRECTV™ equipment?

    Where can I ask additional questions

    Where can I find DIRECTV™'s official forums?
    Where can I ask general questions about DIRECTV™?
    Can I help test new beta software updates?

    Contacts And Additional Information

    Where can I get information about DIRECTV's™ Bonus Program?
    Where can I verify my installation order or changes?
    Who should I contact if I am having an issue with DIRECTV™ that I can not get resolved through the normal DIRECTV™ phone numbers?
    I live in an apartment complex, or in an area that has a Home Owners Association, and they want to limit my ability to install DIRECTV™, or keep me from installing it at all. Is this legal? Who can I contact for help getting this resolved?
    Where can I find out the rules for Closed Captioning?
    My guide data is incorrect, who should I notify of this issue?
    How can I support DBSTalk?
     
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    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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  4. Oct 3, 2011 #4 of 23
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    22,624
    1,097
    Nov 13, 2006
    The Tips, FAQ's, Resources, Links, & Contact Information at DBSTalk.com has been updated into one place!

    All the Tips and FAQ's are now available in easy-to-store PDF versions which will open on Macs, iPhones, and iPads, as well as any computer, smartphone or tablet that can read PDF files. The free Adobe Reader* may be required.

    Quick Access PDF's

    • Acronyms
    • DECA Networking
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    • DoublePlay
    • First Looks & Reviews
    • General Home Networking
    • Nomad
    • OTA
    • Remotes
    • Splitters
    • Trickplay

    Acronyms

    I need help with satellite terms

    What do all those abbreviations mean?
    • Acronyms
    Recievers & Remotes

    I want to learn about DIRECTV receivers

    Where can I find the DBSTalk's Reviews & First Looks?
    • First Looks & Reviews
    I want to learn how to use my DIRECTV receivers

    Can I watch two things at the same time on my HD DVR using DLB or Dual Live Buffers?
    • DoublePlay
    What are all the DVR controls? Can I pause live TV?
    • Trickplay
    I want to learn how to use my DIRECTV remote

    How do I set up my DIRECTV remote control? Will it operate more than just a DIRECTV receiver, like a TV or AVR?
    • Remotes
    I want to learn about taking DIRECTV with me anywhere

    How can I bring my recorded content with me?
    • Nomad
    Dishes & Networking

    I want to learn about dishes & switches

    What type of dish do I have? What is a SWiM / SWM? What is a MultiSwitch?
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    How many times can I split the signal from my SWiM? How far can my receiver be from the MultiSwitch or SWiM?
    • Splitters
    How can I receive my local channel or sub channels that DIRECTV doesn't carry?
    • OTA
    I want to learn about networking in general

    Where can I find detailed information on networking?
    • General Home Networking
    I want to learn about DIRECTV DECA

    How can I network my DIRECTV receivers? Do I need to use Cat5 or Cat6 wire to network my receivers? Do DIRECTV receivers have wireless network adapters?
    • DECA Networking
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 #5 of 23
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    22,624
    1,097
    Nov 13, 2006
    Product Offerings

    I want to Compare Providers

    Where can I do some research about providers other than DIRECTV™?
    Where can I find a good HD channel comparison chart between DIRECTV™ and Dish Network?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Programming

    Where can I see what packages DIRECTV™ is currently offering?
    Where can I get information on what High Definition Channels DIRECTV™ offers?
    Is there a thread that I can subscribe to that would alert me anytime DIRECTV™ adds a new HD channel to their lineup?
    Where can I find information about local channels in my market?
    If DIRECTV™ doesn't currently offer my local channels, where can I check to see what options I have:
    Where can I find the DIRECTV™ service agreement?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Hardware

    Where can I find information about DIRECTV™ hardware and software?
    Where can I learn about adding a big external hard drive to my HD DVR+?
    Where can I find information about aligning OTA antennas to use with my DIRECTV™ HD DVR?
    I want to learn about what features DIRECTV™ offers

    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Cinema?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Mediashare?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ mobile offerings?

    Getting Help

    I need to figure out how something works

    Where can I find the manuals for DIRECTV™ equipment?

    Where can I ask additional questions

    Where can I find DIRECTV™'s official forums?
    Where can I ask general questions about DIRECTV™?
    Can I help test new beta software updates?

    Contacts And Additional Information

    Where can I get information about DIRECTV's™ Bonus Program?
    Where can I verify my installation order or changes?
    Who should I contact if I am having an issue with DIRECTV™ that I can not get resolved through the normal DIRECTV™ phone numbers?
    I live in an apartment complex, or in an area that has a Home Owners Association, and they want to limit my ability to install DIRECTV™, or keep me from installing it at all. Is this legal? Who can I contact for help getting this resolved?
    Where can I find out the rules for Closed Captioning?
    My guide data is incorrect, who should I notify of this issue?
    How can I support DBSTalk?
     
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    inkahauts

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    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    22,624
    1,097
    Nov 13, 2006
    The Tips, FAQ's, Resources, Links, & Contact Information at DBSTalk.com has been updated into one place!

    All the Tips and FAQ's are now available in easy-to-store PDF versions which will open on Macs, iPhones, and iPads, as well as any computer, smartphone or tablet that can read PDF files. The free Adobe Reader* may be required.

    Quick Access PDF's

    • Acronyms
    • DECA Networking
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    • DoublePlay
    • First Looks & Reviews
    • General Home Networking
    • Nomad
    • OTA
    • Remotes
    • Splitters
    • Trickplay

    Acronyms

    I need help with satellite terms

    What do all those abbreviations mean?
    • Acronyms
    Product Offerings

    I want to Compare Providers

    Where can I do some research about providers other than DIRECTV™?
    Where can I find a good HD channel comparison chart between DIRECTV™ and Dish Network?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Programming

    Where can I see what packages DIRECTV™ is currently offering?
    Where can I get information on what High Definition Channels DIRECTV™ offers?
    Is there a thread that I can subscribe to that would alert me anytime DIRECTV™ adds a new HD channel to their lineup?
    Where can I find information about local channels in my market?
    If DIRECTV™ doesn't currently offer my local channels, where can I check to see what options I have:
    Where can I find the DIRECTV™ service agreement?

    I want to learn about DIRECTV's™ Hardware

    Where can I find information about DIRECTV™ hardware and software?
    Where can I learn about adding a big external hard drive to my HD DVR+?
    Where can I find information about aligning OTA antennas to use with my DIRECTV™ HD DVR?

    I want to learn about what features DIRECTV™ offers

    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Cinema?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ Mediashare?
    Where can I learn about DIRECTV™ mobile offerings?
    How can I bring my recorded content with me?
    • Nomad

    Getting Help

    I need to figure out how something works

    Can I watch two things at the same time on my HD DVR using DLB or Dual Live Buffers?
    • DoublePlay
    What are all the DVR controls? Can I pause live TV?
    • Trickplay
    How do I set up my DIRECTV remote control? Will it operate more than just a DIRECTV receiver, like a TV or AVR?
    • Remotes
    Where can I find the manuals for DIRECTV™ equipment?
    I want to learn about dishes & switches

    What type of dish do I have? What is a SWiM / SWM? What is a MultiSwitch?
    • Dish, MultiSwitch & SWiM FAQ
    How many times can I split the signal from my SWiM? How far can my receiver be from the MultiSwitch or SWiM?
    • Splitters
    How can I receive my local channel or sub channels that DIRECTV doesn't carry?
    • OTA

    I want to learn about networking in general

    Where can I find detailed information on networking?
    • General Home Networking
    I want to learn about DIRECTV DECA

    How can I network my DIRECTV receivers? Do I need to use Cat5 or Cat6 wire to network my receivers? Do DIRECTV receivers have wireless network adapters?
    • DECA Networking

    Where can I ask additional questions

    Where can I find DIRECTV™'s official forums?
    Where can I ask general questions about DIRECTV™?
    Can I help test new beta software updates?

    Contacts And Additional Information

    Where can I get information about DIRECTV's™ Bonus Program?
    Where can I verify my installation order or changes?
    Who should I contact if I am having an issue with DIRECTV™ that I can not get resolved through the normal DIRECTV™ phone numbers?
    I live in an apartment complex, or in an area that has a Home Owners Association, and they want to limit my ability to install DIRECTV™, or keep me from installing it at all. Is this legal? Who can I contact for help getting this resolved?
    Where can I find out the rules for Closed Captioning?
    My guide data is incorrect, who should I notify of this issue?
    How can I support DBSTalk?


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