Need help and info about my Rca Directv series 2 tivo box

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Wilee064, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Wilee064

    Wilee064 New Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    I have an rca directv series 2 tivo box DVR40 and wish to get rid of my home phone line. I have usb ports on the back of my box. What do I need to do or get in order to get my tivo box to use my broadband connection to make its call. Also, if there isn't any way to make it work does anybody know a way I can connect the box to my cell phone to make the calls. :confused:
  2. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    The phone call is not required. It will compain about not connecting... just delete the messages.

  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    Don't bother, the phone line isn't needed with DirecTV TiVos. After some time, you'll get nag screens complaining about not making a call, just make sure you clear out the messages screen periodically. If you want to order PPVs, do it online.
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    As mentioned you do not need a Phone Line. You could also hack the unit to enable the USB Ports, therefore connecting it to your home Network. Discussions are in the Underground Forum for this.
  5. John T Smith

    John T Smith New Member

    Jun 17, 2004
    Vancouver WA

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