Most days without a Tivo call in??

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  1. Kobe8

    Kobe8 New Member

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    Well, I'm up to 89 days without a call on one unit and 68 days on another one. How long have you gone without having the unit call in? Have you experienced programming losses and/or the receiver not functioning properly?
     
  2. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    After 90 days without a call in the DTiVo will erase all your stored programs and permanently shut down.
     
  3. DVRaholic

    DVRaholic I love my Series 3

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    Woodlawn-Bro...
    LOL :D
     
  4. Knative

    Knative A Walk in the Woods

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    Subject: Please Make a Daily Call Soon
    From: DIRECTV
    Date: Thu 3/10

    The Recorder has not made a successful daily call for the past
    161 days.


    I clicked "Select" once this morning and all is well until tomorrow. Maybe I'll dig behind though the wires and find out what came unplugged this weekend. Or maybe not.

    No ill effects so far.
     
  5. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    A few people on this board are over a year...
     
  6. krs7272

    krs7272 New Member

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    I think I'm around 300 and something.
     
  7. maharg18

    maharg18 Active Member

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    One of mine's up to a little over 300 days now.
     
  8. acampo

    acampo New Member

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    i started losing my guide after about 30 days and several warnings that i did not have my phone line connected.
     
  9. BigDaddy

    BigDaddy New Member

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    I am at 158 days.
     
  10. Books

    Books Member

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    One of ours is a little over 400 days.
     
  11. Big Doo

    Big Doo New Member

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    330 days and no info lost!
     
  12. rlj5242

    rlj5242 Active Member

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    I'm a few days over 700 since my last call.

    -Robert
     
  13. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    I have a tivo that has not made a daily call for three years.. Than again it is sitting on a shelf in my closet! :D :D
     
  14. Cartrivision

    Cartrivision New Member

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    I assume you get "nag messages" telling you to connect to a phone line. Where do these show up, and how often?
     
  15. krs7272

    krs7272 New Member

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    Oh yeah. They show up every day the first time you say try to access the Now Playing List. You can ignore it, or go into messages and delete it. My Mom's TiVo has probably all 304 messages stored for all I know.

    Also if your a little computer savy you can get rid of the nag screen. And for all those that want to know how? Google!
     
  16. acampo

    acampo New Member

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    this does not make sense. i was forced to update within 30 or so days because the guide stopped working. Do you all actually have the phone line disconnected? or is it connected without call in......
     
  17. rlj5242

    rlj5242 Active Member

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    As of tonight, I have NOT had a phone line plugged into my DirecTivo in 704 days.

    -Robert
     
  18. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    I thought a phone line wasn't necessary for Dtivo. How about cellphone! hahaha.
     
  19. Ackbar

    Ackbar New Member

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    One of mine is connected to a phone line (because I happen to have a phone jack right there) so it makes its regular calls. The other two are at about 140 days. I have no reason not to have them call other than there is no phone jack nearby. I used to string a line across the room and force the call every couple months, but I stopped doing that because I got used to the nag screens and almost like them now.
     
  20. acampo

    acampo New Member

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    My guide must have been disappearing for a different reason.....
     

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