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Apparently Direct TV isn’t supported in a lot of these IP based auth mechanisms so it didn’t work. But I did learn yet another use for ssh. You can create a simple SOCKS proxy on a remote computer by using the -D switch.
ssh -N -D 8123 user@remote-computer
opens up port 8123 on the remote computer to act as a proxy server. I used that in combination with the browser plugin FoxyProxy which lets you route HTTP requests over different proxies based on URL patterns. Since the site that does the actual IP check is, I simply created a rule for that. No need for the extra overhead of proxying the video itself. I think it would have worked too except AMC expects you to get your TV and internet from the same provider, so Direct TV isn’t on their list.