Can a directv successfully call on a sprint "phone"

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dochawk, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. dochawk

    dochawk Member

    Aug 1, 2002


    I currently have a tmobile pseudo-phone line, but that will be going in a few weeks when all the phones go over to sprint.

    Sprint has a pseudo-land line as well, which requires you to acknowledge doesn't work.

    Does anyone know if this line can handle the outgoing calls? One tivo is from about 03 (Hughes DR20, I think), while the other is a house-branded unit from2006 (the cheap one at the time).

    For that matter, are phone lines necessary for the newer units? I assume I'll get around to hd next year, which will mean either the alleged new device, or switching away from directv (they don't seem to quite understand that I don't have a tivo for thier service, but rather their service to feed my tivo . . .)

  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Non-Tivo DirecTV DVRs do not require a phone connection. Tivo-based DVRs still require one when performing their initial Guided Setup (such as after a "Reset & Clear Everything").

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