You can check the internet status by going into the setup menu and running the system test, or going to more info and looking at the network status.
I have WHDVR with DirecTV and I have the HR34-700. I am confused about something.
I thought I was connected to the internet via the HR34-700 but now I am not so sure.
What advantage is there to have your HR34-700 box connected to the internet provide?
I thought it was for VOD, but I have been used that and it appeared to work, so what good is an internet connection to the boxes and what is it used for.
any information would be appreciated. I thought I was connected but today my son came home and his XBOX 360 would not connect to our network and the problem I believe is the Wireless N video game adapter was not set up properly with our new Uverse gateway. I have the exact same network adapter connected to the HR34-700 and I have not reconfigured it since I have gotten the new Uverse gateway. I assumed it was working OK.
I have not noticed any problems with my WHDVR and in fact no set top receivers have been dropping off the network.
On Demand may be the biggest use, but there are other options like watching You-tube and listening to Pandora, along with ordering PPV without a phone line.