Can High Speed Internet Be Used Through DirecTV?

by Patrick Nelson
Self-install the DVR by connecting it to your router using an Ethernet cable.

Self-install the DVR by connecting it to your router using an Ethernet cable.

Satellite television broadcaster DirecTV has partnered with Internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Quest to provide bundled satellite television and phone-line-based high-speed Internet packages at a discount. In addition, connecting DirecTV's high definition digital video recorder to the Internet allows you to receive programming on-demand via the Internet. The DVR allows you to view DirecTV Cinema, an Internet video-on-demand service that includes new releases and existing shows and movies. The DVR also allows you to watch programming on your computer.

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Contact DirecTV to order satellite television and high-speed Internet service. Voice phone service can also be included in the package. High-speed Internet and phone service will be supplied by AT&T, Qwest, Verizon, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, TDS Telecom, Windstream or WildBlue. Television service will be provided by DirecTV.

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Order the DirecTV Plus HD DVR and install it by connecting it to your home network router using an included Ethernet cable. Order the CINEMA Connection Kit Self-Installation if you need a wireless adapter. If you already have Whole-Home DVR service, order the Professional Installation service.

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Download the DirecTV2PC application, which will allow you to watch programs that you've recorded with the HD DVR on a PC. Both devices need to be connected to the home network. Some computers can't view HD programming, so follow the prompts to initially download a playback adviser program that will confirm hardware compatibility.

Tips

  • check Where phone-line-based Internet service called DSL isn't available, DirecTV can provide satellite-based service with a WildBlue satellite Internet partnership.
  • check The DirecTV order phone number for new customers is 1-866-319-9838. For existing customers, the phone number is 1-800-531-5000

About the Author

Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication "Producer Report" and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School.

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