On 9/4/2015 12:30 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Did their notice claim you *must* connect to the internet (as a condition of
your service)? Or, were they just enticing you to ADD to your service
(based on something they observed re: your TV)? I.e., if you can continue
to get "content" and are willing to live without the bells and whistles,
can you *decline* their "offer"/suggestion?
On Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:40:40 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
don't care about Netflix and the other features, I'm electing to skip the "smart" features for now.
I have Dish and I did not get anything from them for my TV. I just use
the HDMI input for the cable box and the WiFi on the TV sees my
router. I was good to go.
So, help me here.
Let's say the DirectTV dish is on the roof, and it has a coax cable that
goes down the side of the house, through a wall, to a wall plate.
From that wall plate, how does "it" (i.e., the tv signal) get on my
You said the tv signal gets into the network via either the wireless
connection or through the wired ethernet (cat5) cable.
But, how does that coax cable tv signal get to either one of those (i.e.,
how does the coax connect to the wifi or the ethernet cable)?
On Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:48:15 PM UTC-4, Ewald Böhm wrote:
I think you're looking at this the wrong way. The signal from the
sat dish goes directly to the DirectTV receiver. The TV is connected
via HDMI or component video to that receiever. That's one source
of content that then can be selected for TV viewing. The receiver
also has an Ethernet or wifi network connection which can be used to
access additional streaming content off the internet as an additional
He didn't say that.
It doesn't. See the above.
That's how it connects for one TV. There are options that use a wireless
bridge to connect more than one TV, but that's a further complication.
The above is the basic setup.
On Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 3:20:20 PM UTC-4, Ewald Böhm wrote:
See my other reply where you asked this. AFAIK, DirectTV
doesn't use coax to connect to the TV, not in recent times
anyway. They use HDMI and then any streaming video from
the net uses a wireless or direct Ethernet connection to
the DTV receiver.
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