Advertisements Well the external modem failed with my VoIP also. Looking at help pages all over the Internet I can't for the life of me find out HOW THE TIVO calls home THROUGH the Internet after the PPP connection is successfully established. Nothing I read says that the TIVO dials some Internet IP out there or URL to get its data. Second, how will this work for us Directivo users if it connects via the Internet anyway? We won't be able to order PPV right? What's the point for us Directivo users? I guess I'm confused since I thought that Directivo 'services' are only available through the phone line and not through Internet unlike regular Tivo users, who have the choice of both.