TiVo and Vonage

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

The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
landline.

Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
out to avoid that?

OK .. I can I could phone home over broadband. But my Phillips
DSR-9000 and Sony T-60 are just about nearing end of life and I'm not
sure I want to invest in an Ethernet kit for them, though it is
tempting since there is a CAT-5e outlet right there behind the AV
stack. Is this the way to go?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    Kevin wrote:
    > The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    > receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    > landline.
    >
    > Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    > out to avoid that?

    TiVo + AT&T CallVantage = no problems at all.
    -Joe


    http://www.usa.att.com/callvantage/faqs/using_service.jsp#fax

    Fax and Modem Support works with most commonly used fax
    machines as well as some other data services, including
    1. analog modems, including those embedded in consumer electronic
    devices
    2. personal video recorders (such as TiVo)
  2. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    I also have issues with vonage and tivo....My sat receivers have no problem.
    There are different dialing patterns that you can try. I do not have them
    any more unfortunatley.

    --
    JOSEPH PERRY
    Ham Radio is an outdoorsman's best friend.
    "Joe Smith" <joe@inwap.com> wrote in message
    news:8M6dnTU7LfQrYUXfRVn-uA@comcast.com...
    > Kevin wrote:
    >> The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    >> receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    >> landline.
    >>
    >> Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    >> out to avoid that?
    >
    > TiVo + AT&T CallVantage = no problems at all.
    > -Joe
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.usa.att.com/callvantage/faqs/using_service.jsp#fax
    >
    > Fax and Modem Support works with most commonly used fax
    > machines as well as some other data services, including
    > 1. analog modems, including those embedded in consumer electronic
    > devices
    > 2. personal video recorders (such as TiVo)
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    That doesnt make sense
    If you have a router and you have the cable modem , vonage connects into the
    cable modem. the tivo into the vonage. where is the problem?

    -JOhn C
    "JOSEPH PERRY" <kb9mth@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    news:mQ7Ce.179889$xm3.22997@attbi_s21...
    >I also have issues with vonage and tivo....My sat receivers have no
    >problem. There are different dialing patterns that you can try. I do not
    >have them any more unfortunatley.
    >
    > --
    > JOSEPH PERRY
    > Ham Radio is an outdoorsman's best friend.
    > "Joe Smith" <joe@inwap.com> wrote in message
    > news:8M6dnTU7LfQrYUXfRVn-uA@comcast.com...
    >> Kevin wrote:
    >>> The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    >>> receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    >>> landline.
    >>>
    >>> Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    >>> out to avoid that?
    >>
    >> TiVo + AT&T CallVantage = no problems at all.
    >> -Joe
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.usa.att.com/callvantage/faqs/using_service.jsp#fax
    >>
    >> Fax and Modem Support works with most commonly used fax
    >> machines as well as some other data services, including
    >> 1. analog modems, including those embedded in consumer electronic
    >> devices
    >> 2. personal video recorders (such as TiVo)
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    VOIP is not always compatible with analog data types. I know that some
    numbers for TIVO are compatible but not all. Some individuals can get in
    where other cannot. I have not found a number yet. The issues stands where
    the digital signal is converted back to analog. ADT has the same issue with
    all there numbers.

    As VOIP takes the industry the issue will work its self out. VOIP is the new
    industry standard from what I can see from working in the telecommunications
    industry.

    "John C" <jcvmf214@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:K9jDe.918$sf6.712@fe08.lga...
    > That doesnt make sense
    > If you have a router and you have the cable modem , vonage connects into
    > the cable modem. the tivo into the vonage. where is the problem?
    >
    > -JOhn C
    > "JOSEPH PERRY" <kb9mth@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    > news:mQ7Ce.179889$xm3.22997@attbi_s21...
    >>I also have issues with vonage and tivo....My sat receivers have no
    >>problem. There are different dialing patterns that you can try. I do not
    >>have them any more unfortunatley.
    >>
    >> --
    >> JOSEPH PERRY
    >> Ham Radio is an outdoorsman's best friend.
    >> "Joe Smith" <joe@inwap.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8M6dnTU7LfQrYUXfRVn-uA@comcast.com...
    >>> Kevin wrote:
    >>>> The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    >>>> receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    >>>> landline.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    >>>> out to avoid that?
    >>>
    >>> TiVo + AT&T CallVantage = no problems at all.
    >>> -Joe
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.usa.att.com/callvantage/faqs/using_service.jsp#fax
    >>>
    >>> Fax and Modem Support works with most commonly used fax
    >>> machines as well as some other data services, including
    >>> 1. analog modems, including those embedded in consumer electronic
    >>> devices
    >>> 2. personal video recorders (such as TiVo)
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    Kevin wrote:
    > The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    > receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    > landline.
    >
    > Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    > out to avoid that?
    >
    > OK .. I can I could phone home over broadband. But my Phillips
    > DSR-9000 and Sony T-60 are just about nearing end of life and I'm not
    > sure I want to invest in an Ethernet kit for them, though it is
    > tempting since there is a CAT-5e outlet right there behind the AV
    > stack. Is this the way to go?

    I've had 2 Tivos on a Vonage line for over a year. While they do have
    occasional dropped calls, they will always eventually connect. I just
    replaced an old T-60 and the new R10 doesn't have a problem either.

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

    Are they DirecTV Tivos?

    --
    JOSEPH PERRY

    "Dave L" <dlyndaker@hoverremovedavis.com> wrote in message
    news:ZcpFe.43337$e%5.37443@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > Kevin wrote:
    >> The Vonage folks are pretty clear that if you have a satellite
    >> receiver that needs to phone home, then you'll need to keep a
    >> landline.
    >>
    >> Is there any technique or adapter that anyone has been able to figure
    >> out to avoid that?
    >>
    >> OK .. I can I could phone home over broadband. But my Phillips
    >> DSR-9000 and Sony T-60 are just about nearing end of life and I'm not
    >> sure I want to invest in an Ethernet kit for them, though it is
    >> tempting since there is a CAT-5e outlet right there behind the AV
    >> stack. Is this the way to go?
    >
    > I've had 2 Tivos on a Vonage line for over a year. While they do have
    > occasional dropped calls, they will always eventually connect. I just
    > replaced an old T-60 and the new R10 doesn't have a problem either.
    >
    > Dave
  7. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "JOSEPH PERRY" <kb9mth@insightbb.com> wrote in message
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    > Are they DirecTV Tivos?

    Yes, a T-60 and R10 are both DirecTiVos.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    My Tivo can call DirecTV but not the subscription service. What dose this
    tell you? Tivo is not always compatible with VOIP. If you call Tivo they
    will say the samething. I know, I called when I first go Vonage. I will just
    deal with it till they get their heads out of their asses.

    --
    JOSEPH PERRY

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:zvxFe.2737$j21.1393@news01.roc.ny...
    > "JOSEPH PERRY" <kb9mth@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    > news:f_qFe.182501$_o.94701@attbi_s71...
    >> Are they DirecTV Tivos?
    >
    > Yes, a T-60 and R10 are both DirecTiVos.
    >
  9. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "JOSEPH PERRY" <kb9mth@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    news:q0CFe.183995$_o.6222@attbi_s71...
    > My Tivo can call DirecTV but not the subscription service. What dose this
    > tell you? Tivo is not always compatible with VOIP. If you call Tivo they
    > will say the samething. I know, I called when I first go Vonage. I will
    > just deal with it till they get their heads out of their asses.

    It tells me you should try a different adapter if it is important to you.
    Some adapters work better than others. Some people may not have any trouble
    using the same adapter as you.

    All TiVo (and DirecTV) are saying is that they don't support it due to the
    inconsistency, not that it won't work at all.
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