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Pay per view, my phone has not been plugged into my tivo for a while (I only do it with major updates). My understanding was that when you order the PPV movies, your phone had to be plugged in. This year I ordered three movies. The first two, I had my phone plugged into the receiver and on the last movie I wanted to see what it would say if I didn't have the phone plugged in; however, it worked and I was able to order the movie.

Did they change this? I couldh have sworn I needed my phone plugged into the receiver. My only concern is that I don't want my people/guests ordering movies when I'm not home and w/o my permission. Thanks
 

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bnbhoha said:
Pay per view, my phone has not been plugged into my tivo for a while (I only do it with major updates). My understanding was that when you order the PPV movies, your phone had to be plugged in. This year I ordered three movies. The first two, I had my phone plugged into the receiver and on the last movie I wanted to see what it would say if I didn't have the phone plugged in; however, it worked and I was able to order the movie.

Did they change this? I couldh have sworn I needed my phone plugged into the receiver. My only concern is that I don't want my people/guests ordering movies when I'm not home and w/o my permission. Thanks
The phone line is only used to upload your purchases for billing. You can order all you want up to a point.....After a while it will complain and turn off ordering until it "phones home".
 

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Yeah, PPV info is stored in the access card.

In the past, sometimes when you buy used equipment you'd discover that the access card had 30 untransmitted PPV events and DTV wouldn't let you activate it unless you paid for them.
 

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I prefer ordering my PPV events from the Directv website. That way, it gets transmitted to both my DTivos and I can then watch it on either TV.
 

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Dkerr24 said:
I prefer ordering my PPV events from the Directv website. That way, it gets transmitted to both my DTivos and I can then watch it on either TV.
Question - when you purchase PPV online, does the DirectTivo automatically record them, or do you have to tell it to do it manually?

I'm thinking of moving to a VoIP setup and the only landline dependency I have left is my DirectTivo. I know there are ways to get DTivo to work with VoIP, but if it's just a matter of ordering online vs. ordering via the remote, I can live with that...
 

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dagap said:
Yeah, PPV info is stored in the access card.

In the past, sometimes when you buy used equipment you'd discover that the access card had 30 untransmitted PPV events and DTV wouldn't let you activate it unless you paid for them.
Actually, D* usually won't let you activate used equipment with a USED card from another customer. (this is one reason why you SHOULDN'T even try... ;) )
If you want to activate a used receiver, you just get a new card & you won't have this problem...
 

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TechniKal said:
Question - when you purchase PPV online, does the DirectTivo automatically record them, or do you have to tell it to do it manually?
Yes, you still have to tell it manually.

I'm thinking of moving to a VoIP setup and the only landline dependency I have left is my DirectTivo. I know there are ways to get DTivo to work with VoIP, but if it's just a matter of ordering online vs. ordering via the remote, I can live with that...
If you know about on-line PPV ordering, there is really NO reason to even need a phone line - please do a search on this for umpteen discussions on this... ;)
Other than once a day nag screen, there is no need for it.
 
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