RV Travel with Tivo

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by mary2ron, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. mary2ron

    mary2ron New Member

    Dec 31, 2005


    We travel every winter in our RV. For the past 3 years we have brought our Direct TV Tivo with us. We always have been able to find military RV parks with telephone hookups. But this year we decided to go to Florida. We are not going to be able to have a telephone hookup at any RV park where we will be staying. We have cell phones and also have Sprint PCS Wireless connection for the Internet. Can someone please help us with the best way for us to make the update phone calls. I read some posts that said you didn't have to make these phone calls but the thing keeps breaking into programming to tell us to make phone call soon. Please try to explain as simple as possible. LOL Thanks a bunch!
  2. Want1394

    Want1394 New Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    You don't need a phone connection. You will get a nag message once every day or so, but that is easily dismissed (delete the message) and then you won't see it again until the next day. There really isn't anything you can do about that, but it's a very small annoyance.
  3. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA
    As said above, the unit will work just fine without making any phone calls.
  4. jberger

    jberger Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    No problem without a phone connection, but you probably want to invest in a small ups to feed the tivo when swapping between shore power, generator and inverter. We recently upgraded to the R10 Dtivo unit in the RV and any swap over in power causes the unit to complete reboot. Which is a LONG process with the R10. Installed a small UPS to keep it going in between and it's much happier now.

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