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Ordering PPV with multiple receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wcsdkqh, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. wcsdkqh

    wcsdkqh Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    I noticed when viewing my system on the dtv website, I noticed that all 4 receivers are listed, one being primary. However, all the rest indicate non-mirrored. Is that because only the primary (DVR) is connected via phone line? If I order PPV movie online, will it be activated on all 4 receivers?
  2. Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    The other receivers only get what the primary is receiving if they are mirrored receivers. Do you see additional receiver listed under programming. They might be actually mirrored but a website error says not mirrored. I would call Directv and ask if it was my account.
  3. wcsdkqh

    wcsdkqh Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    Yes, when I look under programming, it does show the other 3 as mirrored, When I ordered a PPV last evening, it wasnt on the other receivers. Do I have to do the buy now via the remote (on the mirrored receivers) in order to enable the movie on the mirrored receivers?
  4. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    No, that would charge you on each receiver for the same PPV. The best way to get a PPV in all rooms is to order it online.
  5. wcsdkqh

    wcsdkqh Cool Member

    Mar 11, 2006

    I did order it online. Thats why I am questioning not receiving the PPV on the mirrored receivers
  6. moonman

    moonman Icon

    Oct 27, 2004
    When you order via remote, whichever receiver you are using, will get the movie/
    event etc. If you order via on-line you will be able to specify which receiver/room
    you wish to receive it on(check your on-line account to make sure your rooms
    are listed with the correct equipment you want to receive it on.
  7. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    I placed my first on-line PPV order (UFC 58) recently because I needed it on more than one receiver. The confirmation e-mail I received specified the access card (or service) number for the Primary receiver. I called and asked D* about that, and that's the way it shows up on their system, but the PPV did show up on all my boxes.

    Not sure why yours would not have.
  8. matty8199

    matty8199 Icon

    Dec 4, 2005
    Same here - behavior I've seen (combination of here and at my girlfriend's house) is that if you order it by remote, it will only show up on that receiver. If you order it online, it will show up on all receivers.
  9. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    PPV will ONLY show on the receiver it was bought . It does not mirror to the other receivers!!!I never ordered over phone so I,m not sure what would happen then.But order by phone it will cost $1.50- $5.00 extra pending operator help!!!
  10. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    DOn't order by phone, always order on-line at their website, problem solved....

  11. GeorgeLV

    GeorgeLV Godfather

    Jan 1, 2006
    DirecTV PPV mirrors to all the receivers on your account if you order online.
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