How do I get my router to add my tv as a device? I am trying to connect to direct tv to rent movies

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Sandi Huggins Ellis

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Andy Schack

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Sandi, you have to get your DTV rec or TV to see and connect to your router, not the other way around. Personally I would strongly suggest NOT connecting your DTV rec. If you want to stream movies, buy a Roku device....the one that runs about $60 will work just fine. You can set the bit rate on a Roku and you'll end up using 90% LESS data.

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You do not have to have your DTV receiver connected to the internet to order movies. You can order pay per view movies on the DTV website or, via your mobile phone, tuning to a movie on pay per view will tell you how to order.

You would only need DTV connected to the internet for On Demand programs and, that is not advised as watching those can use between 1 and 2 GB per hour. Connecting the receiver also makes it all too easy to record on demand programs, thereby using GBs of your data when you may not even want to record that episode.
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This is what we do, BUT, sometimes it takes 3, 4, 5 days to download. Don't ask me why.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Keep in mind that the DTV On Demand will use up a large amount of data for the movies if you're on a smaller data plan.