VoIP goes the TV

4 thoughts on “VoIP goes the TV”

  1. In case you want to get TV caller ID for your “dying” PSTN phone, please take a look at http://shop.store.yahoo.com/shoptronics/tvmeplcadica.html. You don’t have to get the service from the cable provider. As for receiving caller id on your computer, just connect one of the extensions to your computer modem and run a telephony software. Also take a look at yesterday’s announcement from Verizon regarding their new service iobi (www.verizon.com/iobi). It looks like one does not need VoIP to receive voice mail via email.

  2. Since voice data can travel on the same cable that also delivers your television (if you’re a cable TV subscriber) and Internet access, it’s not terribly difficult to route incoming phone info to your television.

    This is just wrong – it forces the STB to include a cable modem in the STB and will only work with the MSOs VOIP service. Just because the cable video and internet come over the same wire, doesn’t mean that it is in a common format. The video format used by the STB isn’t TCP/IP that is used by phones. You need a cable modem to get at the IP traffic on the RF network.

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