Caller ID on-screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Stanley Rohner, May 9, 2007.

  1. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York


    I understand it to be just one line of code too.
  2. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

    Jun 26, 2003
    N.E. GA
    Count me as one more who would love to see that option on the S3.

    My Dish Network controller box has caller ID. When I upgraded from TiVo S2 to S3 and had to move to cable, I was going to get rid of the Dish Network box but then I realized I could keep it plugged in and simply hit the source button on my TiVo remote to switch to the Dish box and see who was calling. It's not an elegant solution, but it works.

    Still, I'm looking into other options. This unit looks attractive, reasonably priced and functional.
  3. lcann44

    lcann44 New Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    Do people still use their phones to hook up their S3? How 20th Century. :rolleyes:

    I saw this thread last night and I kind of thought it would turn out fun. First I couldn't connect my S3 through my phone because I use Vonage (yes, I know there is a way to do it but I can't, long story) and second I just can't imagine having a house anymore without a wireless network.

    And have we really gotten so lazy that we can't pick up the wireless phone that is sitting next to the remote and look at the display there?
  4. Georgia Guy

    Georgia Guy Early Adapter

    Feb 21, 2003
    Heck, we are so lazy at our house that we only watch the next show listed on our "now playing" list, just to avoid those tiresome extra button pushes needed to move farther up & down the list. :D
  5. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

    Jun 26, 2003
    N.E. GA


    My phone is in the kitchen or bedroom. I don't have it right by my TV chair. Even if I took it off the charger and set it by my remote, it's hard to read in dim light. I would probably have to get up and turn on the light to read it. Sometimes even when I dash to the kitchen and read it, the stupid thing just says "Ringing". Duh! I know that! So I guess I either have to buy a better phone or get one of the caller-ID boxes listed above.

    I would prefer it if TiVo would make it easy for me (being the lazy person I am :) ). But since they have not done so, I just placed an order for the caller ID box linked in my previous post.

    And yes, my TiVo is connected to a wireless network.
  6. beerkensp

    beerkensp New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    That is what the kick start code 111 is for. I heard that 8.4 will add a new Amazon service that will allow you to download the corn directly to your tivo.

  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Just ordered one. About 1/3 the price of the Ahern unit. Plus doesn't show the date (who needs the date displayed in their den?).

    I'll post back here when I get it.
  8. Noircogi

    Noircogi New Member

    May 10, 2007
    I picked up this phone system a few days ago to use in my upstairs rooms.

    Panasonic 5.8GHz Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering System and 4 Handsets
    Model: KX-TG6074B

    (Sorry, I don't have enough posts to provide the URL)

    It was very surpising when I found that it uses voice synthesis to speak the incoming caller-IDs. (All of the handsets do this, not just the base)

    That seems a lot better than having it pop up on your Tivo to me.
  9. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
  10. flipit

    flipit New Member

    Aug 29, 2006

    I have these Panasonic phones as well. I found that "voice caller ID", though interesting in theory, wasn't that great in practice. You'll likely be amused by some of the pronunciations...
  11. Noircogi

    Noircogi New Member

    May 10, 2007
    No kidding, my wife's been cracking up at how it pronounces the
    that shows up when I call on my company-provided mobile phone.

    She says it's something like: unveedeeeaaa see oh are pee
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    The last 3 cordless phones I've owned lit up the display when receiveing a call. I figured all the phones did this. My current cordless phones has a color display a funky animated graphics when you get a call, along with the caller ID.
  13. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    Simple??? You want to buy a spool of cable and wire up your telephone to your TiVo so you can get caller ID? How is THAT simple?

    Why would TiVo show caller ID? It's not a telephone.... I don't get it... :confused:
  14. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000

    The TV is the display you're most likely looking at, while in the family/living room. Makes more sense to have caller ID info there, than on a tiny screen on a phone base sitting on a shelf across the room, actually.

    That way you can decide if you need to get up off the couch, or pick up the phone.

    Pretty simple.
  15. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    My book doesn't have caller ID, which I'm often looking at when the phone rings.

    I'd gladly hook up my books to phone lines if they added this feature.
  16. paul01463

    paul01463 New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Mine do - I read most of my stuff off a tablet pc - something like 2000 pieces (and growing) in a library I can take anywhere. Incoming calls are displayed on a pop-up window - the connection comes from the call management feature of my VoIP via 802.11 to my tablet. Now I can see whom I'm ignoring without having to lift my eyes from the page :) :)
  17. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    That is where you eyes are most of the time. It would be nice to know if the incoming call was a telemarketer or a dear friend without having to pause the TV and get up for the phone. No one is suggesting that it should be a requirement, but we suggest it would surely be nice to have (and perhaps a competitive advantage to the device that can do it).
  18. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    I use one of those on my whole house video distribution system. Caller ID on every TV in the house except the living room. In the LR we have the sets hooked up via HDMI so instead of changing inputs on the TV we got the Panasonic Talking Caller ID base unit with 3 handsets. I think we have all our Caller ID needs covered now. :D
  19. samo

    samo New Member

    Oct 7, 1999
    You probably don't get PIP or FSI either. But you do get yellow star ads, Yahoo weather and the other things that differentiate TiVo from competition, do you?
    Simplistic answer to your question - because majority of people want it and because (almost) every single DVR made has it.
    And every one of the DVRs that has it allows to to turn it off if for some reason you don't want to use it.
  20. davew723

    davew723 New Member

    Sep 28, 2006

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