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Directv on Demand

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Anyone have it and how do you connect it without the ethernet cable?

    I bought a USB wireless adapter, but I'm not sure how to get the receiver to detect the signal.
  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    From the research I have done using a USB wireless adapter will not work with Directv. ONLY the ethernet port can be used for Internet & Network connection. The best thing to use is a wireless ethernet adapter and connect that to your wireless router. I also read that USB is at least four times slower than Ethernet and could not handle the load the various networking services places on the DVR.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Odd thing is, I never hooked my DirecTV to my home network, but my wife was able to ordered Diary of a Whimpy Kid for our kids.

    I will have to look into that when I get home.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Hmm...Ok. Looks like I'll be making a return trip to Fry's today.

    well, if the receiver is connected to a phone (not sure you have one), then you can still get PPV. Other than that, I don't know. *shrug*

    Thanks guys..
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I have VoIP and only one phone jack that is connected to my phone. I will check it out when I get home and revisit this thread.
  6. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I would think a wireless adapter would work. Which model of DTV receiver do you have?

    A great place to go for some serious help would be here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/index.php

    Try searching your issue. If you don't find it try posting a question and you will get definitive answers from this crowd.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  8. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    That will do the trick. I have an old Belkin gaming adapter that is similar to that one. It has worked so well for several years that I have never upgraded up from it since.
  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Okay, I looked at the back of my primary DTV box. I have the coaxial cable from the roof and the HD cables to my TV and thats it. How my wife bought the movie and sent the info to DTV I have not a clue.
  10. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Do you recall seeing an additional service fee on your next bill after watching the movie? According to their site, Directv charges $1.50 or $5 for using their telephone automated system for ordering a movie or requesting a customer service representative to place the order, respectively. Maybe she called it in and did not let her hubby know about it? :)

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