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Is the a Direct TV Tivo?
A COMBO unit Tivo (With DirecTV Built in) does not need to be connected to a phone line. It gets the program list from the dish.
If this is a standalone Tivo connected to Cable, Antenna, or PLUGGED INTO a satellite receiver, it MUST be connected to a phone line. It will not be able to download it's data.
If you have broadband, and a series 2 Tivo, you can connect a USB ethernet addaptor and enter a code into the dial-up phone# and it will connect through your broadbabd account.
This does not yet work for the series 2 DirecTV Tivos.