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Is it worth the buy?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Fiosman, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Fiosman

    Fiosman New Member

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    Its the TCD652160 so I just got 1 - Mcard
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Then you should be good to go. Happy TiVo!
     
  3. Fiosman

    Fiosman New Member

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    How good is the tivo connected via a phone line?
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    How good at what? As opposed to what condition other than connected via phone line? Connected to what?
     
  5. Fiosman

    Fiosman New Member

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    I want to move the tivo downstairs where I don't have Ethernet, but I have a phone connection. Will the phone connection work as far as updating guide data and giving me access to DVR service? I dont want to buy a wireless adapter if I can just use a phone jack.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Well, obviously you won't get an actual television signal over the phone line, but if you've got a cable hook-up down there for that part and an actual land line telephone jack, it'll take a little longer to get guide data over the phone than over the internet, but it's designed to be able to do it via telephone.

    Now if your telephone is actually one of those VOIP setups, it may or may not work, depending on a bunch of stuff, or so I've heard. I live where we get hurricanes, and wouldn't dream of not having an actual "runs off of a power supply at the central office that still works when the power goes out" land line telephone.

    Put it down there, plug it into the phone jack, go through the setup to use phone instead of internet, and see how it does.

    Although, you might want to look inot the possibility of running an Ethernet cable into that room along with the phone and TV cables, so you can do other stuff with the TiVo in the future.
     

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