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Sat 101 PPV and On demand

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by AntAltMike, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. AntAltMike

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    I recently installed an R16 in a multiple dwelling unit that has a round dish, and I gave the resident a "stacker" so that his single home-run coax carries all 32 transponders at the same time. Last night, he told me he had Comcast at his previous residence and used their on-demand service often and asked if anything like that was now available to him through DirecTV.

    Are any such premium services available for someone who is simply tethered to 101? He does have a twisted pair landline available even though I did not connect his receiver to it.
     
  2. HoTat2

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    For the SD R16, on demand consist only of some PPV pre-recorded shows pushed down from the satellite to the reserved portion of the HDD.

    Tell him to tune to channel 1000 for the complete list of those available programs.
     
  3. AntAltMike

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    Are they all carried on 101, or if not, will those carried on 101 be identifiable?

    Will he need to connect his phoneline?
     
  4. P Smith

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    Check the Push VOD channels (1000 range) in gct's tables (he has own dedicated thread).
     
  5. AntAltMike

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    I don't know what you are referring to by "gct's tables" or by his "own dedicated thread". I don't have access to an activated, residential DirecTV receiver.
     
  6. P Smith

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    In that tables you'll find an answer to the your questions: "Are they all carried on 101, or if not, will those carried on 101 be identifiable" ?

    GCT is dbstakl's member.
     
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    They're not carried on 101 full time like the linear PPV channels in the 100-200 channel range, but yes certain transponders on 101 are used to cyclically download PPV programs the reserved portion of the R16's HDD. And yes it does require a phone line for ordering call back authorization unless it shares a SWiM connection with an internet connected H/HR2X or HR34 receiver which then handles the call back for it in absence of a phone line.
     

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