Roughly about 8 months ago, I signed up to Vonage, while planning to get a DirecTiVo shortly after. I got the phone line because I knew that the TiVo would require it for connecting periodically for updates and what have you. Unfortunately, I didn't do enough research and quickly discovered that DirecTiVo and Vonage don't work together all that well.
At times it would take weeks for TiVo to make a connection through Vonage and do it's thing. After a while, I got sick of it and disconnected my TiVo entirely, after reading that it only screws up how Pay Per View works, and seeing that I don't use PPV, I didn't care all that much.
Now it appears not having TiVo hooked up has had an impact. After 60 days failed connects, TiVo has stopped recording from my Season Pass. Now I'm really fucking pissed because it missed this weeks rerun of Stargate Atlantis. I would gladly fucking pay more to get a god damn TiVo recorder with built into support for 802.11g. I don't understand why they won't fucking build one of these.
Instead, you have to jump through a bunch of hoops to buy an 802.11 adapter that MIGHT work with your TiVo. Here's a concept for you guys at TiVo and Phillips. Instead of fucking wasting your time introducing banner ads into fast forwarding, why don't you do some more consumer research and realize that there is a segment of your audience that is willing to pay a premium for things like WiFi enabled TiVos?! You BASTARDS.
I'm paying them cash money every month to be inconvenienced by the fact that TiVo can't phone home. Ugh.