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DVR-625 - Phone line connection failure

We just had dish network installed with a DVR - 625 and it works great except for a nagging phone line connection problem. The unit will not recognize that it is connected to the phone line. We have AT&T Dsl line and have installed a filter on the line to the unit. I enable the Caller ID feature on the 625 and all this information displays on the TV when an incomming call rings in. I have called the Dish network folks to the point that we changed out the receiver.... ? The new one works exactly like the last. The unit WILL recognize a phone line connection if I test the connection in the diagnostics mode about 20 times. Eventually, it will indicate that the phone line is "OK", but the very next test it fails. It will consistatly recongnize a connection if I first take another phone in our house "off hook" and hear a dial tone, then I test the phone line through the 625 receiver and it always indicates the phone line is good. On the "Off hook" phone, I hear the 625 click in. Using this method, I can use the "send Status" option. The unit will dial out and report that it finished.

All this to me points to the phone line... But our phone works good, DSL is good, fast and reliable. I have disconnected every phone line connected item in the house and tested.... no deal. Our "on hook" phone voltage is 45 volts dc and the "off hook" voltage is 6 volts.

Any Ideas or suggestions welcome.

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Re: DVR-625 - Phone line connection failure

Did you check the tip and ring

cannot ring in or out. The phone line is dead and only has a faint buzzing noise or nonoise at all.

call your phone co. thats water on the line tell them to change the coper to a less stressed line


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Re: DVR-625 - Phone line connection failure

Well it sounds more like the phone line is the problem in all the situations here the ones where you hear nothing at all you may have a short in the phone line which will not give u a dial tone

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