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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael St. Clair, Nov 26, 2002.
I don't see a post...did Replay pay us to censor all Tivo discussion?
What kind of help do you need?
Without knowing what your questions are, you can always hop over to www.tivocommunity.com for a boatload of information and talk.
I don't know what happened. The server was lagging yesterday and my question wound up getting posted three times. I guess an overeager moderator must have deleted the other two without checking if the message still appeared in here.
Basically it said I'm ready to spring for a Tivo Series 2 box. Since I don't have a phone jack nearby and I'm not entirely thrilled with hooking up a 50-foot phone cord every night, I was wondering if the USB jacks on these would allow me to hook up a wireless access point so the box could communicate through my broadband connection.
Tivo doesn't officially support a broadband connection for it's programming updates. I've heard rumors that it can be done though but it may not be worth the effort. However don't be discouraged by not having a nearby phone jack. I don't either so I picked up one of those RCA wireless phone jacks and it has worked like a champ. I've had my tivo for about 2 years now and haven't had any problems. Just be sure to get a wireless jack that supports 56k speeds though. The lower speed ones can't handle the tivo updates.
Not pertaining at all to the material of the post, but it is interesting that although the original post is not here anymore, it does show up as the Internet Explorer tooltip when placing the mouse on the Thread title while viewing the list of threads in this forum.
Series 2 standalone TiVos do support making daily calls over broadband connections through their USB ports. However, the DirecTiVo Series 2 receivers do not as of right now. As mentioned earlier in this thread, check out TiVo Community for more details.