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    im getting this msg on my foxtel to connect my box to the telephone line for alot of channels for them to be active..... is this a way to stop multiple boxes at different locations???? if this is so foxtel u can show it up your A** im not paying anymore



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    looks to be gone now.... restarted my box... this could be something they are testing. half my channels were giving me a msg. connect to internet to check IP

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    I would doubt it.
    That being the case, Foxtel are assuming and/or expecting a customer to have a landline and/or internet.
    What if they simply dont?
    Most 2nd or 3rd boxes are in a bedroom where there is no phone line anyway.

    A lot of people just live off a mobile phone now days :-)

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    Yep, I'm getting the same msg on about 20+ channels here.



    Note how UKTV and Arena is greyed out. When I press those channels, this error comes up:


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    As the above post shows, it doesn't say you need to connect to the phone line... just the internet.

    True, ADSL is provided on a phone line, but there is also naked ADSL (no telephone) plus wireless broadband, cable, NBN etc, so it's not a 'phone' connection that's required to access the service.

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    I also think Foxtel are just trying to advertise their Internet services .... rather than trying to catch people out
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwasi View Post
    Yep, I'm getting the same msg on about 20+ channels here.



    Note how UKTV and Arena is greyed out.
    Have a look at the time! The reason it is greyed out is that the program has ended. What you are seeing is an option to download a program you have just missed. If you navigate to the next program (Midsomer Murders), The guide behaves as it always has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgm View Post
    Have a look at the time! The reason it is greyed out is that the program has ended. What you are seeing is an option to download a program you have just missed. If you navigate to the next program (Midsomer Murders), The guide behaves as it always has.
    Oh, haha. I didn't even realise that. must be a new feature from fox... ok thanks for the info!

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    Foxtel Chief Executive Richard Freudenstein also announced a brand new Electronic Program Guide (EPG) enhancement which lets viewers browse back in time by up to 26 hours in the TV Guide on selected channels to watch shows that have already broadcast - via the internet.

    Full article here

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