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Internet Enabled Receivers - What functions does it use

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by chefwong, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Legend

    Jan 25, 2008
    Just short of DOD for internet enabled DVRS (btw anyone know how fast or slow it's throughput is on fast internet lines), but does the receiver firmware know to use it for other functions for bandwidth purposes like

    - Guide Data
    - PPV (purchase)
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    It uses the broadband connection for reporting PPV purchases and for sending some information to the DIRECTV servers depending on your privacy preferences.
  3. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I also believe the receiver uses your internet connection for Local's on the 8's on The Weather Channel. I am only guessing because it does not allow trickplay for the Local's part.
  4. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Nope, internet not used for that since non internet connected STB's get it.

    TVApps is another thing that uses the internet connection for.
  5. matt

    matt New Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Fixed it for ya. :D I keep having to change mine back to opt-out, it is getting rather annoying. :mad:

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