Originally Posted by haus
Good topic. I was about to ask the same thing but a little broader. If you can get by without the phone line for Sunday Ticket that's a plus. Do any of ya'll have a DVR? If so can you get the channel listing through WiFi or ethernet cable, or do you have to do it through the phone?
All of the guide and software updates are delivered via the dish. The phone line is not necessary. When NOLA added the HD locals, they just appeared in my guide one day (w/o phone line).
The ethernet is only used at this point to read a Viiv media server on your network. I haven't played with that yet. Apparently, it will be available for On Demand at some point.