Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?
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.
-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.)