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What is DISH COMM?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by SeaBeagle, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. SeaBeagle

    SeaBeagle Legend

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    Just like in the subject header...



    On my 612 receiver there is an option for DishCOMM. What is this and what does it do?
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It allows DISH receivers to talk to each other and share a modem for calling out (PPV ordering and status reports).
     
  3. SeaBeagle

    SeaBeagle Legend

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    So it is only used for the modem purposes then?
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    To date, yes.

    Note that an Internet connection may be substituted for the modem and phone line.

    DISHCOMM rides on the HomePlug networking standard that is built into all ViP series receivers.
     
  5. SparkynMS

    SparkynMS New Member

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    It also shares Caller ID between receivers.
     

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