We have had our sky decoder for about 3 years now and have never had it plugged into a phone line. The other night we had friends over and we ordered a box office movie via the phone. When we got asked why we booked via the phone and then telling him it was not connected to the phone line, we got a spiel about how the boxes needed to be connected to get updates to the software on them.
a: Is this hogwash
b: If this is true, how do I tell if I have the latest version of the firmware/software on the box
c: If I plug this into the phone line, how do I force it to update
The decoder is a Pace DS230NNZ