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Best way to hookup a hotel?

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#21 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

For a hotel, there are 3 basic solutions:

- A receiver in each room (this is becoming more popular, believe it or not).

are they useing MFH3 ones? or just the same one that any directv uses gets?

are they locked or is there a way to view ppv on them?
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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#22 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon


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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:23 AM

Wow, 30 H24s... what a dream!

cool! and I thing that makes it easier to offer in market RSN over flows or sub feeds. as well NFL ST, NBA LP, MLB EI, NHL CI.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

I was just browsing around on the D* website because I was wondering if you had to pay $5 for each box, and I found this:

If I ever go to prison, I better get AMC HD in my cell or I'm gonna be pissed. :D

and hotels are billed per room but prices are some channels are $0.20-$1.00 per room.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:20 PM

Hotels are billed at a bulk rate, but some programming (sports) is very expensive and/or not available at all, due to the type of account. PPV is disabled on such accounts, so there's no way for a guest to order a bunch of PPVs that the hotel doesn't know about. Note: one thing a head-end system allows is for "billed-to-the-room PPV", which higher-end hotels usually have. They often also allow you to order room service and check out of your room via the TV set.

The receivers used for hotel rooms are the same exact receivers you'd use at home, though they are put into the system as commercial receivers vs. residential receivers. As I mentioned earlier, I recommend lock-boxes for this application, to make sure the receivers and/or the access cards don't disappear or get damaged.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:56 PM

I can see putting a receiver in each room IF you use a special remote that only lets you turn the receiver on/off and change channels. Keep it simple and it would work. If you put a DirecTV remote in the room, you will have nothing but recurring headaches. I would probably also build a relatively small custom channel list and impose that, so guests don't have to toggle through however many hundreds of channels in the total lineup. I also agree, lock the receiver up so you can't access the front panel controls or get to the access card.

When you start to think about all the downsides to putting a receiver in each room, an SD head-end system really makes sense for most smaller hotels/motels. If you really need HD, then Pro:Idom seems to be the correct route.

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