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When I plug my phone line in on my HR20 I lose dial tone... I have the line split on my phone , it use to work fine connected to the HR10-250.

If I connect the router to Ethernet will it phone home? (is this activated)

I hate the HR20, want my Tivo back with MPEG4 magically working on the HD Tivo.
 

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In short, no the ethernet doesn't yet phone home. But the phone line is not required for the dvr service with the HR20. Doesn't even complain. You can't order PPV via the remote control however.

The slightly longer story is that some people are seeing their units try to start the ethernet and DHCP handshake, but that is apparently all at this stage.

I would be concerned about the units phone line not working. During the warranty period I'd likely go after a new unit.

Cheers,
Tom
 

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make sure you are plugging the phone line in the correct jack.. more than one person here has made that mistake, and it shorts out the phone line...
 
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