Originally Posted by macro
Speaking of phone lines, can you use second and third Directv receivers without plugging them into phone lines?
Yes. I have three receivers as well, and neither of the other two are plugged with phone lines. I didn't even have my main one plugged in, but, like you, I liked having the on-screen caller ID and we've ordered a few things over pay-per-view the last few months, so we've just left it in for now. From what I know, a lot of installers tell people it's necessary to have the phone line involved, but it is more a convenience for them for tracking purposes and easier billing on the bill for pay purchases as you mentioned.