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Internet connection necessary?
Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:08 PM
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:31 PM
So you really have to watch the young kids and don't let them accidentally order stuff.
-- The Doctor... the Original, you might say!
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:08 PM
Connecting receivers to the internet gets us installers bonus money. The receiver needs to stay connected for a week after the appointment to count. You could always just put a password requirement on the PPV stuff to prevent accidental ordering instead of disabling the internet connection.
I do the Lock PPV and Hide Adult options in the menu as a safeguard. I also block out channel 100 as well so a guest does not change options in the Dish account. Of course, someone could still take the time to figure out the four digit password.
I find that having the receiver connected to the Internet drains the Internet speed for some reason.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:35 PM
Also the internet connection also allows us at DISH to check the health of the set top box. It can make troubleshooting 100% easier and quicker for both you and us. You can add the locks to the PPV through the receiver, or you can contact us and we can adjust the PPV limit to $0 so anything that is ordered has to be done over the phone with a representative.
Except the majority of agents are retarded or to lazy to check the stb health in tech portal, so even if the customer has it connected to the net the agent would probably still skip checking that.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:01 AM