Comcast Digital Voice and Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by brebeans, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    That is because you can get CDV without the internet service.
     
  2. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
    Ahhhh......
     
  3. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

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    OK, so I read the thread and I'm still not clear on this. My mom just ordered CDV and if I understand it, it pretty much just replaces the network connection outside with a VOIP and the stuff inside the house has no idea. According to the web site, faxes and modems should work normally. Under those circumstances, a TiVo modem should work, correct? My mother has one of my old lifetime series one Phillips Tivo units that I set up about 3 months ago and she is in love with the thing and terrified that she has just screwed up.

    She called TiVo and they said no, but I think the thought she was just getting a VOIP phone and I Know they would not work.

    Smark, You out there? ;-) Anyone else you can clarify this for me?

    TIA
     
  4. rjyj

    rjyj New Member

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    I just got my Direct TV HD DVR hooked up and I am unable to make the call through my comcast voice phone to set up the DVR. The call keeps on failing. Has anyone encountered this problem? How did you correct it?
     
  5. smallzi

    smallzi New Member

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    so yeah...thanks for patting yourselves on the back for connecting wirelessly.

    I personally don't want to pay for a usb wireless adapter just for this dvr, so i figured i would use comcast digital voip to dial out.

    it just doesn't seem to work.

    I've only played around with this problem for a couple hours, but for now it doesn't look good.

    comcast gave me an arris tm402p/110 modem which handles voip as well as regular ip.

    The solution (i think) will lie in finding a prefix to limit the baud rate tivo connects at.

    stand by...
     
  6. greg_burns

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    http://www.lingosupport.com/dvr.html
    I have Lingo and so does a friend of mine. He just last week tried this w/o success. But I thought I would share it anyways.
     
  7. sdzc

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    IMO Comcast DV is way overpriced (as are pretty much all of Comcast products).

    I have Sunrocket's 2 year for $199 plan ($8.29/mo) and love it. The features are great.

    The only issues I have had with it has been when my Comcast Internet has been down (but that would have affected any VOIP provider, including Comcast themselves).
     
  8. smallzi

    smallzi New Member

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    As it turned out....neither of those prefixes worked for me either. I've found at this point that i get the best results using default dialout settings. Using those settings it successfully dials out about 20% of the time. strange :confused:
     
  9. flcusat

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    My In laws just switched to CDV service. My mother in law just called me to tell me that when she has the TIVO connected, she can't receive calls at the house. She can dial out without a problem but in order to receive calls, she needs to disconnect the TIVO from the modem. Any ideas?
     
  10. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Does she have broadband internet? If so, have her disconnect the Tivo from the telephone line and connect through the internet.
     
  11. flcusat

    flcusat New Member

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    No, she doesn't just plain phone service.
     
  12. flcusat

    flcusat New Member

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    I'm sorry, I had to fix my previous post because it was wrong. With the TIVo connected she can dial out but to receive calls, she needs to disconnect the TIVO. One thing that I don't know, is, that if the TIVO is connected, if somebody calls her, what that person hears in their end is a busy signal or a continuous ringing.
     
  13. mysticeti

    mysticeti New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, what general area does your mother live? I'm wondering if Comcast uses different hardware in different areas. Also, I wonder if they use different hardware for folks who are only getting CDV and not Internet?
     
  14. ltkern

    ltkern New Member

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    Thinking about switching to Comcast Voice - I noticed older posts where they encountered some problems. I have been unsuccessful in networking my TIVO, so I just gave up for now and will continue to have TIVO dial-in for updates. Anybody having problems with the Comcast Voice setup?
     
  15. arvoris

    arvoris New Member

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    I think I might have some input here. I just signed up for Comcast phone and internet service. Problem 1. Comcast does not get along with my wireless router. Problem 2. No one told me that would be a problem..and even if they had they wouldn't let me order their free wireless router until AFTER I was hooked up. So here I sit..a full week later..and still can't connect to TIVO for download of data. Twice I've managed to get it to connect...after hours of working with it. Add that to the fact that it also made my Google Toolbar act crazy...extremely slow IE loads...and the fact that my phone calls are constantly being dropped... TV Caller ID doesn't work because I have TIVO... I coudl go on but why bore you to death. Speeds so slow I had to upgrade to a more costly setup. :mad: I'm not a happy camper. :mad: The one saving grace was that I was able to set up a peer to peer in order to transfer programs between my TIVO's.

    ARV

     

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