How does the DirecTV HDDVR get the TV Listings?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by ShlockDoc, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. ShlockDoc

    ShlockDoc New Member

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    I currently use the DirecTiVo without a phone line and it somehow gets the tv listings information just fine anyway. Will I need a phone line when I "upgrade" to the HD DVR?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. cowboys2002

    cowboys2002 Well-Known Member

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    Because the listing are in the data stream and the phone line is only needed to order PPV stuff and to "call-in" to activate a new software version.
     
  3. ShlockDoc

    ShlockDoc New Member

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    Thanks! I assume the same is true of the HD DVR.

    As an aside,do you know how to stop my Directivo from reminding me to dial in? It's getting quite annoying...
     
  4. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    my hr20 has never had a phone line plugged in, not even to start, just so you know
     
  5. ShlockDoc

    ShlockDoc New Member

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    Excellent news... Thank you!

    I hope I don't regret "upgrading" to HD. I'll be mad if the old directivos get the Remote Booking feature and the HD TIVOs don't...
     
  6. puffdaddy

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    Now that Tivo has merged the SD & HD software versions, I think it likely that the features will be present for all.
     

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