How to get Pay-per-view?

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  1. LeSchiefAuge

    LeSchiefAuge New Member

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    I have Series 3 and Verizon Fios. I would like to order an upcoming pay per view UFC fight. Can anyone tell me how I do this? Thanks
     
  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you can do PPV.. You definitely can't do On Demand (except on the specific cable-company-provided Tivo boxes, which remove other useful features).

    The DirecTivos could do PPV.
     
  3. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Call FiOS to order the event (or order online?) then tune to the PPV channel at the designated time. There has been evidence in threads that this procedure works with FiOS and other providers:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8460738#post8460738
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8218970#post8218970
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8232289#post8232289
     
  4. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

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    If you want to test it before the UFC fight order a movie (or something that is a little cheaper) to make sure.
     
  5. blacknoi

    blacknoi Active Member

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    I've done that with Cablevision, works fine.

    Call your cableco (verizon etc) before the event and order it over the phone.

    They'll authorize your cablecards to receive the event.
     
  6. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

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    i have two cable cards for my HD and a cable box for my series II and I never even found the channels these things are supposed to be on. Amazon works great. Doesn't help with live events such as sports though.
     

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