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phone line

romito201
06-04-2008, 08:26 AM
my direct tv installer is telling me i need a phone line for my hd dvr to work or is he just bullsh*ting me

IamMrDJ
06-04-2008, 08:29 AM
You only need to have a Phone Line hooked to your DVR to order PPV's through the DVR (You can still call and order a PPV or go online and order one) or to use the Caller ID feature. I have 3 DVR's in my house and none have them are hooked to a phone line at all.

romito201
06-04-2008, 08:32 AM
will i be able to get software updates with the hr21 without it being hooked up to a phone line

IamMrDJ
06-04-2008, 08:33 AM
will i be able to get software updates with the hr21 without it being hooked up to a phone line

Yes, the updates are download through the sat and not the phone line.

dx9100
06-04-2008, 06:24 PM
You can hook up your DVR's to your broadband internet connection if you have one. I have 3 connected that way and will communicate to DTV for any PPV purchases. Good luck!

truba11a
06-05-2008, 02:45 AM
You can hook up your DVR's to your broadband internet connection if you have one. I have 3 connected that way and will communicate to DTV for any PPV purchases. Good luck!

if u can u should connect your ethernet wire to the DVR i found it to be really good u can order via remote like the poster above said but the added bonus is that u get DOD as well (directv on demand)

Jim Bob Jones
06-05-2008, 09:18 AM
Your installer is an idiot.

glennb1
06-09-2008, 11:52 AM
Your installer is an idiot.

About the farthest I'd have gone was to say - Your installer is wrong about the phone line/DVR thing.

Isn't it a little harsh to say he's an idiot over this one issue ?