R15 Initial setup

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  1. allyrand

    allyrand New Member

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    I just received a new R15 unit from Direct TV to replace my old unit that I have had for years..I am using Vonage which worked fine on my old set up. My question is...do I need a land line to do the initial setup?...or should I try running it thru Vonage first....thanks for all your help..this forum is awesome for information
     
  2. bidger

    bidger Active Member

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    The R-15 forum at DBSTalk is located here. They don't like fielding questions for other DVRs here.
     
  3. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    This forum IS awesome for answering TIVO device questions. Your R15 does not use any version of Tivo software.
     
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    This forum provides information to all users of DVR's be they Tivo powered, or in house powered.

    Why do we not start a Directv Thread similar to dbs. Instead of turning everyone away to the DBS Forums?

    I know I am commiting a Sin by talking about Directv DVR's but come on people. Maybe its about time this Forum turned more towards the actual users... the people.
     
  5. disco

    disco Father of Sam.

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    (quick answer to your question, though: no line is needed with the R15, landline or otherwise. Just tell D* that the box IS plugged in, and you'll be fine)
     
  6. SullyND

    SullyND W: 45-31 TCF Club

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    Because the owner of the board asked that the R15 not be discussed here.
     
  7. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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  8. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    hmmm... last time I checked, this site is named TIVOcommunity.com, not DVRcommunity.com
     
  9. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Now thats just great coming from someone with 2 Directv/Tivo units.

    Maybe the Forum should be called DIRECTV/Tivo.com

    I know I know, if anyone says something good about a Directv unit and not a Tivo unit then we are all cast into the pits of H*ll themselves.

    Be it a Tivo, Directv, Charter, Comcast whatever DVR everyone gets benefits of these Forums. Or perhaps we have become so closed minded that we have forgotten whats these Forums are really for. Helping and answering questions of those who are looking for help.

    :D
     
  10. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    I know how to set up an R15.

    Sell it on eBay, buy a DirecTiVo on eBay, then hack it and watch shows you actually wanted to record.
     
  11. Billy Bob Boy

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

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    :D ;) :thumbsdown: R15 :thumbsdown: :up: Directivo :up: Nuff said!!
     
  12. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    no no no
    take the "free R15" pull out its hard disk.
    get a dtivo off ebay
    zipper the 160 gig drive from the R15
    place in dtivo
    enjoy.
     
  13. Billy Bob Boy

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

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    I am going to help set up an r15 you will need some tools first get one of these [​IMG] than one of these [​IMG] than get one of these [​IMG] and your done :D :up:
     
  14. ping

    ping New Member

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    You're right, you have forgotten what these forums are really for (assuming you ever even knew).
     
  15. simonton

    simonton New Member

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    uh oh... just went for the r15 free model deal....... thinkin i might have to go for the scavenging the hard drive idea......
     
  16. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    The scavenging the hard drive idea may be all good now, but wait until later on when you drop Directv and they want their "Leased" unit back... what are you going to tell them....

    "Um I got some real good advice from the Tivo Forums to take the HD out".

    So your "FREE" R15 is not going to be free after all when you get stuck with a large CC Bill to actually pay for the unit :D
     
  17. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    If he dropped DTV then he would have no use for the DTivo and would put the HD back in the R15 and send it back to DTV. They'll just refurb it anyways and never know.
     
  18. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Perhaps. But in doing this, you would need to open the Box, which Directv would be aware of, and then upon putting the HD back in, re-install the Software that the R15 uses. Which would mean getting a hold of the Software and all that.

    If you want to do all this, then not a problem. But its worth alot more bother than what its worth.
     
  19. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    I thought the R15 did not need to have an image for it. I think there is some combination of buttons that you can press as it loads up to reset the drive for use in the unit. I could be wrong but that's what I have done with a few units that I have tested with.


     
  20. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Oh please, DTV would never know or care. Do you really think it would bother them to get a device back that had no software on it. All they want is the device back so that they can refrub it and send it to the next guy. That's like sending them one that was broke. I do agree a whole lot of effort involved but if you are hard pressed to keep Tivo then maybe not. And I am also with Magnus, I think it puts the software on the drive.
     

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