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I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want to spend
$60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the frequncy of the
downloads? Once a week, a month??
 
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On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 16:19:26 +0000, Norm wrote:

> I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want to spend
> $60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the frequncy of the
> downloads? Once a week, a month??

Daily, if it's plugged in. Otherwise, you would be best connecting at
least once a week. Guide data will last for about 2 weeks, but 'running
out' is never good.

Other options:

-Do you have a home network? You can pick up a cheap USB to Ethernet
adapter (check Tivo.com for a list of approved adapters) and get guide
data that way. If you already have a wireless network, you may even be
able to find an inexpensive wireless adapter.

-They make things called "Wireless Modem Jacks" that basically 'make' a
phone jack wherever there's power. You might be able to find one for an
acceptable price. (Skip ones that are only called "Wireless Phone Jacks"
-- they may not support a modem, like the TiVo.)

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In news:i22Td.3698$MY6.1034@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net,
Norm <ntaer@earthlink.net> rambled:
> I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want
> to spend $60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the
> frequncy of the downloads? Once a week, a month??

I have a DirecTivo, plugged into a (currently malfunctioning) phonejack. It
pops up with a nag screen once a day, but has no visible side effects. We're
currently on day 60-something of not making a phone call, and other than the
nag screen, there's no problem with it. Guide data doesn't seem to be
affected (although with DirecTV, I believe the guide data is downloaded from
the satellite, not the phone). YMMV.

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You will have no problems with a DTivo, unless you order a lot of PPV,
in which case at some point you will have to either phone home or pay
the bill via the internet. Beyond that the phone line does nothing.
 
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In news:1109187824.477458.42540@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com,
relaxification@hotmail.com <relaxification@hotmail.com> rambled:
> You will have no problems with a DTivo, unless you order a lot of PPV,
> in which case at some point you will have to either phone home or pay
> the bill via the internet. Beyond that the phone line does nothing.

That explains why everything is A-OK, then. Thanks.

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"Norm" <ntaer@earthlink.net> wrote in
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> I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want to
> spend $60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the frequncy
> of the downloads? Once a week, a month??

Spend $6-7 and get a freaking phone cord. 20 feet is nothing.

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"Howard" <stile99@email.com.> wrote in message
news:Xns9606717F3887Dstile@129.250.170.81...
> "Norm" <ntaer@earthlink.net> wrote in
> news:i22Td.3698$MY6.1034@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net:
>
>> I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want to
>> spend $60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the frequncy
>> of the downloads? Once a week, a month??
>
> Spend $6-7 and get a freaking phone cord. 20 feet is nothing.

Spend nothing. Every TiVo I've opened came with a phone cord and a
splitter.
 
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In message <i22Td.3698$MY6.1034@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net> - "Norm"
<ntaer@earthlink.net> writes:
:>
:>I have a Tivo2 and my phone line is about 20 feet away. I dont want to spend
:>$60-$70 to put in a phone jack at the Tivo. What is the frequncy of the
:>downloads? Once a week, a month??
:>
:>

Go to Radio Shack and spend $5-10 on a 25 foot phone cord and a splitter.

Normal update cycle (TV program information) is about every 30 hours. Code
updates occurs every once in a while. In my case (since I haven't requested a
priority on TTG), my last service update was in December. My second TiVo,
which I got in late December hasn't had any service updates, just program
updates.
 
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> I have the same problem in my cottage. The phone jack is 25 feet away on
an
> inaccessible wall.

Nothing's inaccessible, just inconvenient. Short of being in a situation
like a high-rise condo with concrete walls, that is.
 
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