Is Ethernet connection worth it?

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  1. MadScientist

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    Hello,
    I turned my Vip-622 on this morning and went to check to see if I received the shows I had set to record during late night hours; I came across a recording from dish saying that a new service is available for me, but I would have to set my 622 up with an Ethernet connection.

    Is there advantage in doing this? I haven’t downloaded any moves are paid for any also. Can someone give advice if it’s worth running an Ethernet cable to my router its about 50 feet away.

    Thank you again!
     
  2. bartendress

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    I hooked up my 722 via ethernet because I don't have a land-line phone and having the connection allows me to shave that monthly fee from my bill.

    Thus far, I see nothing about DishOnline to get excited about.
     
  3. skull791

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    So if you conected over the Internet instead a phone line what information dose the receiver transmit on daily basic to dish.
     
  4. bartendress

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    I'm not sure what is transmitted (Dish vets welcome here) other than letting E* know your DVR is where it's supposed to be. I've seen some people get all 'Big Brother' about how your programming choices are beamed back to E*, mated to your demographic info and sold to the highest bidder. </bs>

    All I know for sure is that, in the past, if you didn't connect your box to a phone line they'd charge you a monthly fee... and now, if you're connected via ethernet, it counts the same.

    As far as I can tell, it only polls your box monthly.
     
  5. Mike D-CO5

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    IT transmits how many times you order PORN and what kind.:sure:
     
  6. chewey

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    I was wondering the same thing. I share the cost of cable internet with my neighbor since his wi-fi travels far enough. If I hooked up my 622 via my neighbor's wi-fi signal, will Dish think my receiver is at his house via the IP address?
     
  7. Jim5506

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    It sends them your whole families social security numbers, what you eat, what you wear, everything you say in front of the DVR.

    What do you think those 3 little clear windows on the front are for. At least one is a camera.
     
  8. bartendress

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    I guess I picked the wrong time to develop a sheep fetish......
     
  9. Mike D-CO5

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    B-B-B-B-A-A-A-A-D-D-D-D-D-D BARTENDRESS!:D
     
  10. dave1234

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    Don't forget it allows your receiver to monitor dbstalk.com and deactivate your channels based on what you say here. :lol:

    Until the rental cost of a movie is much less than my local video store, I have little interest in the feature.
     
  11. MadScientist

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    So is this the main reason to have the Ethernet connection? to get PPV movies. I am just tring to see if I should use this type of connection or just keep the phone line connected to the 622.
     
  12. ebaltz

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    Yep, same for me. Give me $.50 per movie downloads in HD, and I might consider it. Otherwise, totally not worth it, when I can get Blu-rays with my BB subscription at the rate of about 10 a month for $10, and they are HD and have extras etc...etc... These companies have to learn what it means to be competitive and that the consumer will decide, not them.
     
  13. Ron Barry

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    well that is one of the reasons. The other is not requiring a phone line and the third would be if you plan on using the upcoming web scheduling feature.
     
  14. Bill R

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    If that is meant as a joke, it is not funny. Someone will believe it and spread it all over the net.

    There are always new users to this forum and some of them can't seperate the facts from the fibs. I think that our goal should be to ALWAYS post reliable information.
     
  15. Jim5506

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    We provide information to the ignorant, dis-information to the stupid.
     
  16. peano

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    So what if the IP does not match the location of where your receiver is supposed to be located? (ie, different country)
     
  17. peridigm

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    When is the web scheduling feature coming? If it does what the name implies that would be reason enough to connect to ethernet.
     
  18. Ron Barry

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    Check out DishOnline.com. Right now they are asking for people to participate in some trial testing. As to when it will be available for general public that depends on how long it takes to get through the trial testing and for E* to determine it is ready for a wider audience.
     
  19. mattopia

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    I have no home phone line -- don't need one. So, right now, the only purpose it serves me is saving $5/mo.

    I may choose to order PPV via the remote someday, but I have Netflix so probably not.

    Remote scheduling is one of those things I love about TiVo but never, ever seem to use. :)
     
  20. bderouen

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    In answer to the questions about the IP address being mapped to your home...that's not possible in 99% of the cases. Most home Internet SErvice providers will change your IP address periodically anyway, for security reasons.

    Plus, if you're using a router, then the IP address the 622 is using is an internal IP address which is un-pingable from the outside world. in other words, the other address someone or something like Dish could see would be the house's IP address or the "main" IP.

    Right now I have one of those wireless phone jacks (used in an electrical outlet) to hook my 622 to a phone line. Once I see what the new internet features will bring, then I'll see about getting myself a wireless ethernet adapter. But for now, I paid something like $25 for a set of wireless phone jacks, which has paid for itself now in the $5 a month savings. I'm set!
     
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