Non-working technology

The cable modem died Friday. Thankfully, Comcast was pretty quick to schedule someone out with a new one, and he showed up today.

Also, my TiVo still doesn’t work. Evidently, my particular TiVo can only be registered over a plain old telephone line. It cannot be VOIP or PBX, and nearly everyone up here in the office has a cell phone only. I’ll have to take it far away and impose for a few hours. It’s either that or kindly request of our landlord to tie up her TV and phone line for a few hours (probably not a good idea).

Why doesn’t TiVo let you subscribe over broadband by default, with every box?


2 Responses to “Non-working technology”

  1. Ryan Collier says:

    VoIP Problems

    I have myself had some problems, everything from activating a credit card to ordering pizza. Apparently some "secure" caller id systems don’t like how my number is displayed. But I love it none the less.

  2. Leonard says:

    I don’t know if you have some weird kind of TiVo, but I just plug mine into the home network and it’s happy. I had to buy a USB network card, though ($30).