I don't think that Jeff's method will work. As far as I know, there is no way to force a PPV download. It will download when a certain number of events have been purchased, or when a certain dollar amount has been purchased, or when a certain length of time has gone by (whichever happens first will trigger the PPV download).
It seems to work that way on my 3900 receiver. When I first got the receiver and it had no PPV events on it, the Dial Out option would always say "No Dial Out Pending" and do nothing. After I ordered one movie, going to that screen and choosing dial out made it actually try to dial.
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