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Does HR20-700 still need phone line?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by awalt, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. awalt

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    I was using some of those wireless phone jacks that use the house power lines for a phone extension, and one or both of them have died. My HR20-700 is connected to my home network, other than for Caller ID messages do I still need to have the DVR hooked up to the phone line? If so what do I lose by not having a phone line?

    Are there other ways to get a phone extension at the DVR other than those Wireless jacks that use power lines? I use them for ethernet too I wonder if that's the problem. Thanks
     
  2. jimmie57

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    You do not need a phone line connected to your receiver.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Absolutely no features lost if you have an Internet connection, other than what you mentioned.
     
  4. awalt

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    Thanks! And I can order movies through the DVR still?
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Yep. Everything goes through Internet.
     
  6. awalt

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    Wonderful, thanks so much!
     

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