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CID & Wireless Phone Jack

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by neocharles, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. neocharles

    neocharles Legend

    Aug 4, 2008
    Here's what I'm looking at. My room doesn't have a phone jack (sad, yes I Know), but I'd like to take advantage of the caller ID on the Receiver (along with putting a phone in my room.)

    I Noticed Best Buy carries this:

    RCA - Wireless Phone Jack (Model: RC940)
    Click here for Link

    Will that work properly with the D*TV box?
  2. Bronco70

    Bronco70 AllStar

    May 14, 2008
    It should work.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Agreed. That should work. You might be able to find suitable wireless phone extenders for less $$$, though.
  4. firefighter4evr

    firefighter4evr Legend

    Sep 17, 2008
    Some work, and some don't... its just like using vonage with it.... all you can do is try it.. if it work great if not, you could always take it back:grin:
  5. neocharles

    neocharles Legend

    Aug 4, 2008
    I work there... so It'll work out :hurah:
  6. CindyJ

    CindyJ AllStar

    Aug 7, 2008
    I have an RCA wireless jack attached to my HR20-700. Works great for PPV but CID doesn't work at all.
  7. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

    Sep 28, 2006
    Same here, attached to my HR22-100 in the living room. Mine's an old one I've had for at least 7 or 8 years, maybe longer. Phone connection has always worked but nada on the CID.

    Now that an internet connection works for PPV and such, I don't bother with it at all any longer. I unplugged it four or five months ago and haven't looked back.
  8. Bronco70

    Bronco70 AllStar

    May 14, 2008
    I used one of these years ago to enable instant ppv. It worked fine.

    CID seems to be a separate issue. My theater D* DVR is connected to a hardwired phone connection. It passes the phone connection test, but when a call comes in I get the message to call the phone company to sign up for caller ID.

    Have had CID for years. And CID works fine on two other D* IRD's in the house, also hardwired.

    I have no clue as to the issue. There are a few threads on DBS that address this problem. I care not since movie time in the theater is sacrosanct, within reason :) .

    The adapter should work for a standard phone connection.

    I also use X-10 stuff for lighting control. Cheap stuff bought from Rat-Shack 10 or so years ago. Works fine most of the time. At times certain channels will not operate. A little research suggested that power line phase was the problem.

    Life is too short to figure out some of this stuff.

  9. MRinDenver

    MRinDenver Legend

    Feb 3, 2003
    Wireless jack works fine for CID for me, on two HRs, even with Vonage.
  10. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Get a wireless *modem* jack, not just a wireless phone jack. The modem jack isn't any more expensive but has more bandwidth to allow the receiver's modem to properly dial out. Some phone jacks may work, but you'll have a better chance with a modem jack. Even then it's still not 100%.

    I personally have a modem jack and use Vonage thru it and all my receivers except my old DirecTivo's work just fine.
  11. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    I don't think that model works for CID you want one that is a MODEM jack. It will work for telephones and connecting the satellite but dosen't send CID information. Search for a RCA RC930 modem jack.
  12. neocharles

    neocharles Legend

    Aug 4, 2008
    CID works fine, crappy though when it comes to voice quality. Phone test passes, and I don't use PPV, so I assume it will be okay.
  13. VLaslow

    VLaslow Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I use the older models and they work quite well. No issues.

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