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Posted by alyssa on 06-26-2004 07:44 AM:

quote:
Originally posted by grapeshot
crow, thanks for asking this question. I am in just about the same boat as you. Same television setup and cable Internet, but my cable provider is Time-Warner. My question is this: since I have both a phone line and a cable router in my "multi-media" room, is there an advantage to using the phone line or to using the Internet as a "hookup" to the TiVo unit?



I set up my second unit last night. I had both a phone & wired network lines available. For simplicity sake I hooked up the phone line for the first call but since I was adding the Multi-room-viewing capability I forced a second call within an hr of the first call. The first time I forced the call the tivo hung & spun it's wheels for a while. I hung up, connected the Cat5 & was suddenly in high gear. Fortunately the second call was the major download of system update's etc & was done over the wired network. The tivo took longer to figure out the information then it took to get it.

So to short answer your question, yes, there is an advantage to using a wired network vs. the phone line, especially if your phone line is less then great as are many lines in rural areas.


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