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Is there a way to get rid of nag message

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by wcsdkqh, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 #1 of 15
    wcsdkqh

    wcsdkqh Cool Member

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    Any way to disable the nag message about not phoning home? I have a couple r10's that aren't connected to phone line and am get tired of the daily message reminding me that its been 845 days since phoning home. Short of running a phone line to them, is there a way to disable messages?

    thx
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 #2 of 15
    joelstad

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    No, sorry. Just hook up the phone line for all of 24 hours and allow the machine to connect and update. After 2+ years there is probably a software update out there for you too. What about using a wireless phone jack?

    --Joel
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 #3 of 15
    DST1913_SPR03

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    not sure of the last time you've had a phone line connected but the last sw update for the r10 & hr10-250 was may or june 2008 6.4A

    New features included Folder for Delete Items, Preps for: Pay per view 24-hr delete & DVR Scheduler (excellent by the way :icon_hroc !!!)
     
  4. Nov 6, 2009 #4 of 15
    RobertY

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    Try to google tivo hacking. It`s no simple fix but can be done.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2009 #5 of 15
    litzdog911

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    It's not worth hacking your Tivo just to disable this nagging message. You can safely ignore and delete it. Nothing bad will happen. Or, as previously suggested, just connect a phone line for a few days. You might find the latest software updates to be worthwhile.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 #6 of 15
    Knowledge

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    Be careful about plugging up to a phone line. If there are any PPV on your card that has not been paid for it will transmit charges to D*.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2009 #7 of 15
    sat-tv

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    not sure if this will work but a loopback were it will see a connection but that is it
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 #8 of 15
    CCarncross

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    Well, if he has unpaid PPV charges, they SHOULD be paid for. Poor advice to give
     
  9. Nov 6, 2009 #9 of 15
    Knowledge

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    It was not advice... only an education point. Giving a heads up to possible charges that can show up on billings for PPV ordered years ago. You're too quick to attempt to discredit. I in no way advised him to try to defraud. If there is a call back on that unit and PPV charges are found it often confuses a customer due to the age of the charges. This is a common misunderstood issue with hooking up a phone line after it has not been for a period of time. Also with returning a unit after years of use when upgrading.
     
  10. wcsdkqh

    wcsdkqh Cool Member

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    There are no PPV's on the card, so that isn't an issue. No landline is the issue.
     
  11. litzdog911

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    If you don't have a landline, then don't worry about this. Just ignore and delete those messages. Nothing bad will happen.
     
  12. Tom Servo

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    Has D* stopped shutting down accounts for not calling in?

    Years ago my multi-room setup would get shut off two or three times a year because only one receiver was hooked up to a phone line. I've moved and it no longer gets shut off, but I keep extra long phone cables around "just in case". Two are always plugged in, one isn't and one mostly sits in a closet, depending on which home I'm in.
     
  13. Draconis

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    If you have good enough quality on the connection you can also get them to call in on a VoIP connection like Vonage. I even saw a Cellphone to landline adapter somewhere. (You just have to watch the minutes on that one).

    If worse comes to worse you can even take the IRD over to a friends and use their phone line to download the update. (I did it once, the unit was SFSS but it downloaded the update just fine).
     
  14. RobertY

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    I`ve had D* for at least 10 yrs no phone never been shut off, they were getting serious about people who owned equipment that could program a access card though.
     
  15. CJTE

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    You could upgrade the hard drive inside your tivo.
    and while upgrading you could accidently disable the phone home feature...

    But no one would ever condone you opening up your box with the specific intent of black hat hacking it.
     

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