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.