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How do you get video on demand?
Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:33 AM
Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:36 AM
I know you have to hook up an internet connection to your hr20 700 but how do you do that? Is it better to use wireless?
Wired or Wireless doesn't matter either should be fine. Look at the HR20 like a computer, add it to your network the same as any other computer.
Bedroom : HR20-700S - OTA not used; Networking & Internet working
Firmware on both units CE0x1C3
Using WRT54GS firmware 7.50.02 Linksys for all devices and Internet. Working for download of On Demand. Disabled wireless for extra security.
Comcast Internet & Basic w/discount
Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:40 AM
You also need to have the software that has DoD (VOD) in it. 0x1B4 is the latest CE and it is also going national on a staggered roll out.
Once you are connected to the internet and you have software with DoD in it you just have to activate it in the "IWANTMYVOD" hidden menu and wait for DirecTV to activate you.
To get to the hidden menu you need to press menu-->search-->keyword-->type "IWANTMYVOD"-->continue-->all. When it finds nothing press and hold the menu and info button on the front of the unit together for 2 seconds and let go. A hidden menu will pop up and you can turn it on.
Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:55 AM
Introducing wireless into the setup will cost you money, and will reduce both reliability and performance. Use a wire if you can.
Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:54 PM
Posted 26 October 2007 - 01:56 PM
My broadband connection is on a different floor do I have to get a slitter and just run a line from my modem or do I have to buy a separate modem?
If you only have a modem you need to get a router. Then you would run the line from the modem to the router. Then one line to your PC and the other line to your HR20 unless you want to go wireless. Then you would get a wireless router and wireless bridge or wireless game adapter with a ethernet connection not USB.
Posted 26 October 2007 - 02:17 PM