Randy Colin

04:15PM | 05/17/01
Member Since: 04/14/01
43 lifetime posts
Do I need to run phone line for satelite installation? Do I need to run a phone line from the dish to the distribution panel? Do I need to run phone lines to each location where a receiver will be? Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim D

01:29AM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
I've used DirecTV for about 2 years now. The only phone line needed runs to the receiver. I live in a rural area and many of my neighbors also use DirecTV or DishTV. You really only need the phone line hooked to the receiver for Pay-Per-View or premium subscriptions like NFL Sunday Ticket. The literature that comes with the system says you need the phone line hooked up so your receiver can be updated regularly. However, some of my neighbors told me (and so did a retailer) that you can get the updates by having the provider (DirecTV) mail you the updated access card that goes into the receiver. Again - without a phone line, you don't get PPV or other types of premium stuff. I hope this helps!


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