Paul from Bethlehem, PA writes:
In the past, I believe it was DishNetwork that required a phone-line hook-up for it’s equipment. Is that still a requirement for either of these companies now? If no phone line in house, what are other options: internet hook-up?
Thank you! I found your site very informative.
I can’t speak for Dish Network because I currently have DIRECTV. They don’t require a phone line or internet connection. Everything comes through the dish as far as I can tell, and i have whole home DVR. I even have an iPhone app that I can use to view upcoming shows and tell my DVR to record it.
So for Dish Network, you’ll have to call and verify, but my feeling would be no, they don’t require one anymore.
Hope this helps.