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Finally Replaced R10 with HD Version

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by MikeD99, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. MikeD99

    MikeD99 Leesburg, VA

    Nov 11, 2005
    I have had an R10 for a long time and was very happy with it. I have hearing problems and thought maybe an HD DirecTV TiVo with a sound system would help. The R10 was not showing any signs of failure so we were waiting for something to fail before going to HD. I have Vascular Dementia, which is not like Alzhiemer's. I have difficulty learning new things due to short term memory problems, but once learned, I remember them just fine. So I didn't want to re-learn the DirecTV HD box interface and stuck with the familiar-to-me DirecTV HD TiVo. I have not gotten the new big TV and sound system installed yet so I don't know if I will be able to differentiate the dialog from the music or crowd sounds better yet.

    My actual question is about the phone line. I have a FiOS digital phone line and Internet. I did not switch to FiOS TV because I'd have to learn a new interface and I like DirecTV. The R10 would not successfully make a call on the FiOS phone line. I am having trouble with the new THR22 also. Does the Internet connection (which seems to work, it downloaded new software successfully the first time I tried it) take the place of the phone line requirement?

    I also have problems staying on topic while speaking or typing so please excuse the rambling nature of some of this thread.

    Synopsis: Does the THR22's use of the wired Internet connection make up for not being able to phone in?

    Mike D. in Leesburg, Va
  2. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Yes. As long as you're connected to the internet, you do NOT need a phone line too.
  3. MikeD99

    MikeD99 Leesburg, VA

    Nov 11, 2005
    Thanks, I appreciate it. I was worried that I couldn't get it to work properly.

    Mike D.

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