iPhone of Home Phones

chavezr6

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Why do you have to have one if you have Direct TV? I had Direct TV for over a year and never had a home phone. Just if I wanted to order a movie I had to call them up.
 

KNK

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Why do you have to have one if you have Direct TV? I had Direct TV for over a year and never had a home phone. Just if I wanted to order a movie I had to call them up.

The directv must be connected if you want to activate the sim card. Also they access your receiver to update, and also add content info for the weeks shows. Also they detect if you are watching porn and then notify the authorities.
 

Lincoln

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My home phone does the same thing that my iPod does - sits and gathers dust.

I'm definitely getting this when it arrives.

- John
 

KeKe

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A very cool home phone. I would definitely get that when it comes out. My home phone now is so old and uck.
 

KNK

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No no, your DaveTv doesn't have to be connected to your phone for any updates, unless you have Tivo or their DVR system. If you have a reg. unit you don't need the phone connection.

Sorry, but DirecTV was here about 6 weeks ago and installed a standard receiver in my sons room, and they connected the phone line into it. It has to be connected in order to activate the sim card. I watched and listened to what the installer said. Also an upgrade came on his receiver about 3 weeks ago because of the phone line. I did not get one on my Tivo.
 

HDS

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Sorry, but DirecTV was here about 6 weeks ago and installed a standard receiver in my sons room, and they connected the phone line into it. It has to be connected in order to activate the sim card. I watched and listened to what the installer said. Also an upgrade came on his receiver about 3 weeks ago because of the phone line. I did not get one on my Tivo.
Again for Tivo yes but not reg.


Sure they want your sons to have it on the phone line, so they can grab info. Standard receivers don't get updates like that, its comes via the sat down stream. The phone line sends info not receives on them units. Ask anyone who "H" card hacked their receivers. I have a standerd in one room, no phone line and no problemos. If the Goverment told ya to hand over your guns and you wont get shot would you?

Your Tivio unit needs it because of guide and system updates.
 

KNK

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Again for Tivo yes but not reg.


Sure they want your sons to have it on the phone line, so they can grab info. Standard receivers don't get updates like that, its comes via the sat down stream. The phone line sends info not receives on them units. Ask anyone who "H" card hacked their receivers.

Your Tivio unit needs it because of guide and system updates.
But I don't have a hacked sim card in the regular receiver. How else can it be activated unless the phone line is plugged in? An how else did it receive an upgrade...in the thin air maybe.
 

gcvt

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I've been reading a lot over at dbstalk.com and the consensus seems to be that you only need a phone line to order PPV movies with the remote and/or to utilize on-screen caller ID.

Several people over there are running without any phone lines and have no problems at all. DirecTV boxes will receive software updates without a phone line attached as they come from SAT 101.
 

pjw

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I have directv, with a DVR and HD. I do not nor have i ever had a phone line connected to them. I do not even have a home phone.
I just cant order stuff with my remote, i would have to call them or order on line.