Questions on wireless adapters and DirectTV HD Tivo

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  1. gandalf44

    gandalf44 New Member

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    Ok, trying to parse through all the info.

    If I recently ordered DirectTV with a HD DVR (Tivo), do I need a real landline to get the Tivo Guide information?

    Can the new Tivo wireless-g adapters work with the latest DirectTV HD DVR's USB port? Or does that come down inband on the satellite signal? I mean only the Guide information, how is that data received by the HD DVR Tivo?

    And no HMO, so no Tivo-to-Tivo transfers?

    -Brian
     
  2. kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    Not really. The guide info is delivered by sat. The phoneline is primarily used to touch base, order PPV, and trigger upgrades to reboot/install (if that should ever happen). It will whine about not making calls without hacking.

    Officially, no. With some hacking, wired adapters can be enabled. Wireless can be added to the wired adaptor. DirecTV has not yet turned the USB ports on at all.

    None of the official TiVo networking software is supported at this time. MRV-ish functionality *can* be set up, but it requires hacking the box.



    -Brian[/QUOTE]
     
  3. gandalf44

    gandalf44 New Member

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    Ok, so what if I do not have a regular landline?

    I use Vonage over my Cable modem's broadband Internet connection.

    -Brian
     
  4. kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    Simplest answer (I'm told...I do have landlines so can't swear) is do your hookup and config, use a neighbors line (no sat required for a call), then ignore the nags about not calling. You can ignore the call nags with no consequence.

    Someone with experience will correct this (quickly I'd expect) if I have interpreted wrong.

    Feel free to search the forum for a more accurate answer. If you find one, reply right here. I'll acknowledge without a fight and it can be a short thread with a concise answer.

    Surrender can actually be a victory in the big picture :)
     
  5. Budget_HT

    Budget_HT Heavy User (of TiVo)

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    Some folks have made it work okay with Vonage. I have not paid much attention because I use a land line. Search for Vonage.
     
  6. AVPhan

    AVPhan New Member

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    Check out here:
    http://www.vonage-forum.com/forum9.html
     
  7. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell New Member

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    I'm dropping the land line, next month. That will probably provide enough motivation to experiment with calling home via Skype. VOIP for free, computer-to-computer, is OK with me. Otherwise, I'm paying just over 2 cents/minute for last-mile calls.

    In the 3+ months I've been using Skype, I've spent less than $6.

    And if it doesn't work in just a few tries, I'll just do the usual and ignore the nags.
     

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