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THR22 On Demand?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by elmofongo, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    Howdy,
    I have a newbie question:

    I got the THR22, plugged it in to my LAN, it got an IP number.
    Now how do I get On Demand working? Do I still have to order some external box from DirecTV?

    Thanks
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Nope. Assuming that your THR22 is properly connecting to the internet, OnDemand/CinemaPlus stuff should appear within 24 hours.
     
  3. JRAllas

    JRAllas Spoiled by Tivo

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    The THR22-100 has two Ethernet jacks on the back. Is there a device I can use to wirelessly connect the THR22-100 to my Wifi router?
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    DirecTV sells a Wireless Cinema Connection Kit that can be used to connect your THR22 to your home wireless network. Note, however, that you should only ever use the Tivo's top ethernet port.
     
  5. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    I only seem to get movies on Demand (Cinema) but not the shows from the channels I receive like amc, hbo etc.
    Movies seem to download fine but if I try to to select other stuff, it tells me to "get connected" by visiting directv.com (see photos)
    I'm connected via the top ethernet port. Network diag seems to run fine.

    suggestions?
     

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  6. maxlax

    maxlax New Member

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    I thought the connection kit was just a powerline kit? Would this be needed if the router can connect to the directv via wired or a wireless-N Ethernet Bridge?
     
  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    No. DirecTV no longer sells the Powerline Networking kit. This new Wireless Cinema Connection Kit is a wireless ethernet bridge. Check your DirecTV.com account for details.
     
  8. Tony Chick

    Tony Chick New Member

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    You should be able to use any WiFi bridge, as far as the TiVo knows its plugged into a wired switch. You configure the bridge externally not from inside the TiVo.
     
  9. eleventeen

    eleventeen New Member

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    How long has it been plugged in? I was seeing the same thing when I first hooked mine up, the next day it was showing my channels.
     
  10. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    It's been 48 hours.
     
  11. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    Just got off the phone with DirecTV. According to them, the THR22 does not support On Demand. It does however support Cinema (which is Pay Per View)
     
  12. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright New Member

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    I have successfully used on demand on my THR22 and I can verify it does indeed work as intended. I am not able to see local affiliates such as NBC, but standard ones like HBO, Showtime and other cable providers on demand all work properly. I have used Disney and Showtime specifically successfully and it downloads much faster than realtime on my internet connection.
     
  13. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    The DTV page shows On Demand as supported but notes that DirecTV Cinema (satellite downloads) are not supported.

     
  14. elmofongo

    elmofongo New Member

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    Looks like it finally showed up! On Demand seems to work now. It just needed time.

    Thanks!
     
  15. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Usually it only takes 24 hours. Not sure why yours took longer.
     
  16. cpgecko

    cpgecko New Member

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    I'm having a similar issue with my THR22.

    I bought a Linksys Wireless bridge and have it connected to the top Ethernet port on the back of the THR22. I connected it several days ago and can download any of the programs that are listed (pay stuff, free promo stuff), but do not have access to any of the cool, free 'Showcase on Demand' options beyond what was initially included.

    I have used the network connection to connect to the DVR service, so I feel like the problem isn't with my connection.

    I called in today and was told what I really needed was the 80 buck and change cinema connection kit, but I don't see how that will get me anything any different than what I have.

    It feels like the system just hasn't gotten the data refresh from some DTV servers, but I could be wrong.

    I'd greatly appreciate any help or guidance.
     
  17. cpgecko

    cpgecko New Member

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    I woke up this morning and everything is now working fine.

    It seems a receiver reset and a forced connection did the trick.

    No need to spend cash on the Cinema Connection kit.
     
  18. clamar99

    clamar99 New Member

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    I don't know if this has been discussed or not but I cant get my new thr22 to work with my wireless router for on demand. I called directv and they have indicated it only works with a wired connection. They gave me the connection kit when they installed the receiver. I don't have a wps router its a linxsys wpa. Not sure if that makes a difference. If anyone has figured a work around I would love to hear about it. Thanks
     
  19. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    The THR22 doesn't have a Wi-Fi adapter. It connects to your home broadband connection either through wired Ethernet or a DECA adapter from DirecTV. What "connection kit" did they give you? Is this the "CINEMA Connection Kit"? That should work. Here are the instructions for the CCK.

    WPS is a feature of wireless routers - sometimes called "Wireless Push-Button Setup". It's not directly related to WPA (though is part of the WPA standard.) The instructions I linked above tell you what to do if your router does not have WPS.
     
  20. clamar99

    clamar99 New Member

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    Yep that's the kit I got. the cck. But it appears only to work with directv dvr and not tivo. It wont even connect to my wireless network. I have tried and then called and they told me you cant connect wireless to the tivo box. I just have a hard time believing it. should I get some sort of adapter??
     

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