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Tivo box my tivo connects to the phone line, then disconnects

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    My TiVo box no longer receives the programing schedule throu my phone line and the line is working

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Same thing happens to me unless I disconnect modem for computer while making the monthly call.

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If you have call waiting or another service, make sure you have any codes you need in the dialing prefix. if you have dsl, make sure you have a phone filter on the line coming from the tivo.

Has your phoneline w/ the tivo ever worked? or is this just new?

You can try another phonejack in the house. You can also try a different dialing #. Sometimes they take them down.

If you have a broadband connection, you can use a usb to ethernet adapter and dial in over your network. It's quicker and doesn't tie up your phoneline.

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