Finally activated Tivo without phone

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

Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router
and hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
Would I ever need this again?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    Papa Claus wrote:
    > Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
    > this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router
    > and hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
    > registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
    > Would I ever need this again?

    If you're planning on using wireless, then I would go ahead and set it
    up using the wireless adapter first just to be safe. But once you've
    got that working there should be no reason to keep the wired adapter,
    the wireless adapter can do all the same things except initial guided setup.

    Just don't re-run guided setup again ;-).

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

    In article <t9edncTwBfCXZ5rfRVn-hA@giganews.com>, buddylee32@hotmail.com
    says...
    > Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
    > this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router
    > and hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
    > registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
    > Would I ever need this again?
    >


    The tivo will bitch at you starting in a few weeks that it needs to make
    a phone call... Up to you.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "Papa Claus" <buddylee32@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:t9edncTwBfCXZ5rfRVn-hA@giganews.com...
    > Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
    > this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router and
    > hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
    > registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
    > Would I ever need this again?

    Best Buy is not a rental company. You cannot (..well..should not) return
    something just because "you only needed it once".
  4. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "uray" <remove-uray@att.net> wrote in
    news:jUVNd.170102$w62.126104@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:

    > Best Buy is not a rental company. You cannot (..well..should not)
    > return something just because "you only needed it once".

    Once upon a time (after listening to the millionth person mention to me he
    was going to buy a notebook, use it over the weekend, and return it) I
    thought of a cool business. Rental notebooks. One good place for outlets
    would be in airports, so you could rent one for your flight. With enough
    locations, you could easily arrange for a pick it up here, drop it off
    there method like U-haul and auto rentals do.

    But then my idea was shattered by reality, when the thought crossed my mind
    that the same scumbags who do this to Best Buy would have no problem
    stealing my equipment.

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

    * Howard wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
    > "uray" <remove-uray@att.net> wrote in
    > news:jUVNd.170102$w62.126104@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:

    >> Best Buy is not a rental company. You cannot (..well..should not)
    >> return something just because "you only needed it once".

    > Once upon a time (after listening to the millionth person mention to me he
    > was going to buy a notebook, use it over the weekend, and return it) I
    > thought of a cool business. Rental notebooks. One good place for outlets
    > would be in airports, so you could rent one for your flight. With enough
    > locations, you could easily arrange for a pick it up here, drop it off
    > there method like U-haul and auto rentals do.

    > But then my idea was shattered by reality, when the thought crossed my mind
    > that the same scumbags who do this to Best Buy would have no problem
    > stealing my equipment.

    So? You have a valid credit card that was given to rent the equipment,
    charge the card for replacement.

    FWIW, BB is certainly not the epitome of an upstanding business WRT the
    damn protection plans they push on EVERY item, including a $15 mouse! I
    have had mixed success with them honoring such things. For a $100 item,
    no sweat but a $1000 notebook is another story entirely.
    --
    David
    Every recipe ever written includes one ingredient that you do not have
    in your kitchen
    -- Murphy's Food Laws n°5
  6. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    "Howard" <stile99@email.com.> wrote in message news:Xns95F6D823D949Astile@129.250.170.81...
    > "uray" <remove-uray@att.net> wrote in
    > news:jUVNd.170102$w62.126104@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
    >
    > > Best Buy is not a rental company. You cannot (..well..should not)
    > > return something just because "you only needed it once".
    >
    > Once upon a time (after listening to the millionth person mention to me he
    > was going to buy a notebook, use it over the weekend, and return it) I
    > thought of a cool business. Rental notebooks. One good place for outlets
    > would be in airports, so you could rent one for your flight. With enough
    > locations, you could easily arrange for a pick it up here, drop it off
    > there method like U-haul and auto rentals do.
    >
    > But then my idea was shattered by reality, when the thought crossed my mind
    > that the same scumbags who do this to Best Buy would have no problem
    > stealing my equipment.
    >

    Assuming you were referring to notebook computers, who would provide
    software applications needed on a "weekend" computer? People who use
    laptop computers on aircraft have spent more time customizing the computer
    than the average flight would take. Some businesses have computer techs
    who do application installations and the user has minimal knowledge of such things.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    >
    > Assuming you were referring to notebook computers, who would provide
    > software applications needed on a "weekend" computer? People who use
    > laptop computers on aircraft have spent more time customizing the computer
    > than the average flight would take. Some businesses have computer techs
    > who do application installations and the user has minimal knowledge of such things.
    >

    I think that's very valid. The flipside application is a portable DVD
    player, which would need essentially no customization. I see these
    rented in airports for flights everywhere now. At a suprisingly
    reasonable rate at that!

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

    On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 02:32:33 GMT, theyak <yak@dev.null> wrote:

    >In article <t9edncTwBfCXZ5rfRVn-hA@giganews.com>, buddylee32@hotmail.com
    >says...
    >> Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
    >> this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router
    >> and hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
    >> registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
    >> Would I ever need this again?
    >>
    >
    >
    >The tivo will bitch at you starting in a few weeks that it needs to make
    >a phone call... Up to you.

    If he's already willing to use archaic technology like Tivo instead of
    a cable DVR then non-stop bitching by Tivo shouldn't bother him too
    much.

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

    On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 02:32:33 GMT, theyak <yak@dev.null> wrote:

    >In article <t9edncTwBfCXZ5rfRVn-hA@giganews.com>, buddylee32@hotmail.com
    >says...
    >> Thanks to all those that gave me some valuable input on how how to do
    >> this. I'm hoping this is a one time thing. I bought a wired USB router
    >> and hooked it up used the ,#401 and it worked perfectly. Now that it's
    >> registered its ok if I can return the wired one back to Best Buy right?
    >> Would I ever need this again?
    >>
    >
    >
    >The tivo will bitch at you starting in a few weeks that it needs to make
    >a phone call... Up to you.

    I use a wireless adapter. It never complains that it needs to make a
    phone call. Once you've got it set up, it will just use your wireless
    broadband connection.


    Zeligg

    "Prayer has no place in the public schools,
    just like facts have no place in organized religion."

    - Superintendent Chalmers, The Simpsons
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