Phonex Dead

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Mark Norton, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Mark Norton

    Mark Norton New Member

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    A few years ago, a hot topic was using Tivo with Phonex wireless phone adapters which talked to each other across the mains supply. Well, my Phonex adapters have died and of course, the same model is no longer available.

    Are there any other similar products? If not, what are people doing, just running a cable to the nearest phone socket?
     
  2. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    A better but more expensive solution is to use a network card over a Devolo mains-based network.
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    iankb New Member

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    They're like DECT 'phones, but with a socket. I had a look at DECT based ones several years ago, but they only worked at relatively-slow modem speeds.
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Could buy this phonex and pay the US-UK shipping:

    phonex adaptor on ebay.com
     
  6. Richard Loxley

    Richard Loxley New Member

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    If it uses the mains wiring then I'd imagine the US version works on 110 volts.
     
  7. Mark Norton

    Mark Norton New Member

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    Thanks for your responses. I've managed to breathe new life in it by replacing the capacitors in the power supply. The whole thing runs rather hot and capacitors are the first things to fail. I'm going to put a cooling vent in it which should help prevent it getting hot and bothered.
     

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