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Old 09-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Manual recordings vs guide data

My Internet has been flaky which I can fix when I am home but I am planning on a two week vacation later this year and won't be home to reboot my modem. Will manual recordings work if the guide data runs out? The TiVo has lifetime so it does have service but do you have to connect periodically ti TiVo for it to work. I do not have a land line.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Will manual recordings work if the guide data runs out?
Yes, no problem.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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My Internet has been flaky which I can fix when I am home but I am planning on a two week vacation later this year and won't be home to reboot my modem. Will manual recordings work if the guide data runs out? The TiVo has lifetime so it does have service but do you have to connect periodically ti TiVo for it to work. I do not have a land line.
I know TiVo stops counting a lifetimed unit as active if it hasn't called in in 60 (or was it 90) days - but I'm not sure if the TiVo itself stops functioning.

In any case it can go way longer than 2 weeks before it could possibly be an issue. So you're safe for your vacation.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thanks. I will be away certainly less than two months
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
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I plugged my series 2 DT with lifetime in for the first time in 5 years. It took some time to update the guide data, other than that I had no problems with it.
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I know TiVo stops counting a lifetimed unit as active if it hasn't called in in 60 (or was it 90) days
6 months - 180 days
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