Haven't logged in here in a while, and found this thread. A friend and I have between us 5 Tivos... 3 of which are Series 1 Sony SVR-2000s. Of these, two are lifetimes. Of these, one is on dialup, the other has a turbonet. All have 120GB hard drives or larger. None of our units has ever gone for more than 48 hours without a successful call, and those few error times occurred over the Christmas holiday. One time I thought the guide data might be corrupted on the turbonet unit, so I did a "Clear Program Data & To Do List" which seemed to clear the problem. But I suspect I could have just waited a day and it would have cleared itself. Just for fun last evening I re-ran the guided setup on the lifetime Sony with the turbonet card and while it was slow, it completed successfully. So I guess this is one of those annoying "mine works fine" posts. However, I have 2 questions: 1. Is the modem in the Series 1 box a V32 (33.6Kbps max) modem, a K56flex or the other non-standard 56Kbps modem (I forget the name), or is it a true V90 standard 56Kbps modem? This is for those who are dropping the connection and have ruled out the quality of the POTS line and have properly filtered their DSL (if applicable) away from the Tivo's phone line. I am reminded of times back in 1999 or so where folks with dialup internet access on their computers couldn't connect or dropped the connection. Their modems would be 56K capable, and they would dial into 56K ready ISP's but the phone line itself could not support those speeds. Those early modems would not downshift properly to 33.6 or slower, so the connection was dropped. The solution was to modify the modem's initialization string for force connections at only V32 or slower. I also recall once connecting a dialup computer to a verizon FIOS "simulated POTS" line (not VOIP) and it would connect at 33.6 max. I know... "why would anyone do that if you have FIOS". Well, just because I could. 2. For those having issues with turbonet, do you use anything other than a standard residential-grade router and your ISP's DNS servers? No Sonic Walls or other firewall? No proxies or other DNS redirects? No Comsifters or other internet "filters"? The environments where all of my turbonet equipped Tivos have been have standard issue routers... nothing fancy. I've experienced FIOS, DSL and even fixed wireless. Never Comcrap. You can't pay me enough to use Comcrap. I don't care how fast it bursts to, I will never use cable internet. Aside from their weird DNS practices and their tendencies to throttle "heavy" users, I feel their service is way overpriced for it's value. That's my 2 cents... hopefully there was something useful to someone.