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Caller ID Ignores Some Calls
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:00 PM
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:11 PM
America's "Everything" Pack & HD
TV1: SONY 55" KDF-55WF655; HDMI & Components connections
OTA Antenna in attic
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:24 PM
I see the same thing. Usually it works but every now and then, it just does not show the call on the screen. I don't know a thing that can be done about it so if you find out something let us all know.
I guess it's time to change my user title from 811 to 622. I wonder if E* has ever released a receiver to non-beta testers?
Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:34 PM
Sometimes I get no caller ID display on incoming calls even after several rings. It is not consistent with any particular number as one friend who calls frequently usually gets displayed but not this morning. The phone line check in the menus indicates no problem. Is this something that I will just have to live with? My previous 811 did not have this problem and the call registers on the phone's caller ID.
My CallerID on the HR20 "works" the same way. FWIW...
Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:33 PM
I get excellent caller-id performance now that I have DSL. Why? The telco typically uses the cleanest pairs available for DSL and removes various filters that are usually in voice-only lines, which means clean analog also.
My avatar says it all.
Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:25 PM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:21 AM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:28 AM
I suppose it could be manufacturing variation in the modems, but I haven't seen any good explanation of what the cause really is. I'm not even sure the 622 has a real modem... it could just as easily be a software modem implementation, because that's really cheap. (and inexpensive, too! )
One other thought - do you have DSL? If so, did you install the DSL line filter? Some modems will work without blocking the DSL carrier, but some won't.
Also, it's not just the cabling from the RTU to your house that can be an issue, it's all the way from the CO. We used to have problems every time it rained because the main cabling from the CO leaked. That affected just about everyone in the neighborhood. Telco finally ran new cabling. Only took about 10 years.
My avatar says it all.