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· Cool Member
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Last night I recorded one of the Ice Age movies on FXHD, channel 248. When I went to the Playlist, it said the movie had been recorded on Cinema, channel 188 on which that movie is also playing. It gave a cost of $3.99 and said it had to be watched by the end of December. I know for a fact it was recorded on FXHD and I started to play it to prove that it actually came from that channel (it would have commercials). When I clicked to play it, a message said did I really want to pay $3.99 to watch the movie. I replied NO and deleted the program. I assume from that message that recording a Cinema program doesn't get charged until actually watched so I won't get charged.

So what's going on? Is the channel listed in the Playlist simply listed incorrectly or would I be charged $3.99? This was on an HR24.

Also, I don't order movies, and from my TIVO days, I know that a plugged in phone lineis needed to report the order to Directv. Is this still the case, or does the pay per view get reported through my internet connection?

Bottom line: How did that happen/what's going on? Would I have been charged since it was actually on FXHD? How are charges reported to Directv?
 

· DaBears
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I'm guessing is that you used search and then selected the cinema one on accident.

The charge will not show up unless you had said yes. You can look in your purchase history to verify there will not be a charge. If for whatever reason there is one do not call until it shows up on the bill because they cannot do anything about it until then.
 

· Cool Member
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I didn't do a search, just ran across it when looking thru the Guide. I don't have Cinema on Guide. I know it said FXHD when I hit record. Positive of that!

Thanks for the reply.
 

· Cool Member
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The exact same thing happened to me. Recorded it for my kids, charged me $4.00 to watch it. Saw it again on FX on the Guide and when I wanted to record it it took me to a "Buy Now" screen that I couldn't get out of.
 

· Mentor
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Got this last night on AMC - I saw "Platoon" in the guide and hit either the record or select button.

Instead of adding it to the "to-do" list, I got a blurb about the Cinema channel and how it had been added to my "Watch Now" list and was available to view immediately.

Sure enough, it's now sitting in my list, with a blue K (for Keep) and a $ sign.

I went ahead and re-attempted to record via the same method (select when highlighted in the guide) and it recorded properly.

HR24. Assuming is this just another bug... right?
 

· Genius.
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while it maybe a "bug" for the users, it is more like "desired" operation for DirecTV. something along the lines of "instant gratification"
 

· Genius.
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smithrh said:
Well, I'm not connected (in a data sense) to DTV in any way, so I don't mind if it gets added to the PPV list. But I could see this catching out a few other people that aren't paying attention.
hard to miss the two warnings you get when you rent a PPV or DOD event.
 

· Mentor
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I've never rented a PPV or DOD, never will, so I really can't compare what I saw with what happens in that case, but in this case, I absolutely could see someone missing it. Hell, if I weren't paying attention I could have missed it. It wasn't obvious.
 
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