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#36286 by DC5280
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:06 pm
I've had a breakthrough getting my Toshiba RS-TX60 DMS (running Tivo Series 2) to connect and download via my Ooma Hub.

Thanks to the input from previous users I finally made the connection work. Here are some system details.

RS-TX60 has Tivo Series 2 on-board. The unit is located with the TV in an area without phone or LAN connection so I have the added complexity of sending the phone signal wireless to the unit via an RCA wireless modem jack model: RC 930. I've used this setup with my Qwest land line for years without an any issues. The RC930 receiver is plugged into a power strip behind the RS-TX60 and connect with with a phone line.

Here's how I have the system configured and what is finally working for me:
Ooma Hub - phone line out is connected to the RC930 RJ port (RC930 is plugged into a power strip below desk.)
House phone (Uniden wirless 5.8GHz) is connected to other RJ port on RC930.
RC930 is paired to reciever located as mentioned behind the Toshiba (Tivo) unit.
I tested the connection with a standalone analog phone and had dial tone. There is some background noise for sure but it does not seem to interfere with the system communication, must be at different frequency.

Here is what I programed into the phone settings on the Tivo interface:
Phone number = local Tivo call in number for your area
Dial Prefix = [pause][pause]*99[pause] where pause in my case is a comma.
Call Waiting Prefix = None
Tone/Pulse Dialing = Tone
Availablity Detection = On
Dial Tone Detection = Off

Having tried many different configurations this is the one that works for me and I'd like to thank all those that came before and helped me solve this in a relatively short period of time. Being able to use the wireless modem is a real cost saving as I would otherwise need to invest in a wireless network connection or Powerline network connection and I'd prefer not to do that just to get scheduling info.
#39629 by taolsen2003
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:30 pm
DC5280 wrote:I've had a breakthrough getting my Toshiba RS-TX60 DMS (running Tivo Series 2) to connect and download via my Ooma Hub.

Thanks to the input from previous users I finally made the connection work. Here are some system details.

RS-TX60 has Tivo Series 2 on-board. The unit is located with the TV in an area without phone or LAN connection so I have the added complexity of sending the phone signal wireless to the unit via an RCA wireless modem jack model: RC 930. I've used this setup with my Qwest land line for years without an any issues. The RC930 receiver is plugged into a power strip behind the RS-TX60 and connect with with a phone line.

Here's how I have the system configured and what is finally working for me:
Ooma Hub - phone line out is connected to the RC930 RJ port (RC930 is plugged into a power strip below desk.)
House phone (Uniden wirless 5.8GHz) is connected to other RJ port on RC930.
RC930 is paired to reciever located as mentioned behind the Toshiba (Tivo) unit.
I tested the connection with a standalone analog phone and had dial tone. There is some background noise for sure but it does not seem to interfere with the system communication, must be at different frequency.

Here is what I programed into the phone settings on the Tivo interface:
Phone number = local Tivo call in number for your area
Dial Prefix = [pause][pause]*99[pause] where pause in my case is a comma.
Call Waiting Prefix = None
Tone/Pulse Dialing = Tone
Availablity Detection = On
Dial Tone Detection = Off

Having tried many different configurations this is the one that works for me and I'd like to thank all those that came before and helped me solve this in a relatively short period of time. Being able to use the wireless modem is a real cost saving as I would otherwise need to invest in a wireless network connection or Powerline network connection and I'd prefer not to do that just to get scheduling info.


I have a Tivo Series 2 and ooma Telo. I tried the above, could not get it to work. I also tried this:

http://rcbullock.blogspot.com/2009/04/t ... rings.html

I could not get that to work, either. I have ordered a Wireless usb network adaptor.

http://www.amazon.com/TiVo-AG0100-Wirel ... 508&sr=8-1

I will try that next. Any other suggestions for getting the Tivo to dial out and update on the ooma?

Thanks.
#42266 by dullgeek
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:18 am
I was able to get my S2 DirecTV TiVo working with ooma by combining a couple of things from the following links:

http://www.weaknees.com/repair.php#vonage
http://rcbullock.blogspot.com/2009/04/t ... rings.html

First: I got an external modem kit to force the speed slow down.
Second: Here are the call settings that worked on the external modem:

Set Dial-In Number: <anything>
Set Dial Prefix: ,#034,*99,2819691100
Set Call Waiting Prefix: *99,
Set Tone/Pulse: Tone
Set 'Phone Avail.' Detection: Off
Set Dial Tone Detection: Off

My Tivo now consistently connects over ooma.
#47737 by need_another_line
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:07 pm
From ooma support: "I am sorry to inform you, but Ooma is not compatible with devices such as TIVO and replay tv. TiVo® or another satellite/cable box that needs to be hooked up to a phone line without going through the Ooma system."
#47744 by jviola
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:38 am
You probably already tried this, but put in a pause after the *99 in the dialing prefix.
#67712 by gail
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:43 am
I am happy to say that I have successfully connected my TIvo Series2 recorder to my ooma Core Hub which is installed behind the modem, before my wireless router, on a Comcast cable internet service. My Tivo has downloaded it's programming information and automatically recorded two programs. Having only achieved this last night, I do not know whether it will continue to work over time, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't.

I relied heavily on the advice that I found at : http://rcbullock.blogspot.com/2009/04/t ... rings.html
(However, I did put in a local dial up TIvo telephone #, instead of the one on Rob's blog. I also found that I had to try a few local programming telephone numbers for Tivo before I found one which worked. I chose a local number because I wasn't sure about whether the ooma used a "1" before an area code. )

I only just purchased my ooma a few days ago and because my home telephone number has not been ported yet, I do not have my ooma connected to any home telephone wiring. I previously had had my TIvo set up by ethernet cable, instead of telephone wiring, to obtain programming by internet...but decided not to go that route after I stumbled upon Rob's blog.

What helped save the day for me was the fact that I installed a DSL filter on the ooma telephone port (I purchased one for under $10 at a nearby Staples. I used it with a splitter, with the filter on one side and my telephone on the other, coming out of the ooma ). Before I installed the DSL filter my ooma was dialing TIvo, but the calls were dropped, and I had to manually choose to have Tivo redial them.

I have no idea what part of what I did was important, so I am trying to report it all...just in case.

I started by erasing all prior programming on the Tivo. In the course of setting up Tivo again I answered Tivo's network set up questions in the following way (my Tivo setup questions differed slightly from Rob's as we used different TIvo models):

1.Dial prefix: ,#019 (I initially tried ,#034 but that was not enough for my Tivo)
2.Call waiting prefix: *99, (this means you cannot choose to enter *70 as Tivo suggested)
3.Tone/Pulse: Tone
4.Phone Availability Detection: Off
5.Dial Tone Detection: Off
6.I then chose a local telephone number from the list that Tivo offered.

Lastly, I purchased the DSL filter and that made it all work smoothly.

I hope that this provides an answer for others. Good luck.

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