I have the Hughes Directivo and when I purchased it i didn't activate the tivo service and for the past three months I've been using it all the features recording pausing etc.. but I left the phone line unplugged and the Tivo service was stopped now when I used the phone line I lost all of those features
is this because there was a grace period for the service and it just expired ??
Is there ANY way I can get that functionality back w/o paying ?
can someone just point me in the direction of a faq or detailed instructions
Start here and read, read, and reread until you're confortable with what's required. Then read the stuff a few more times.
Is it hard no. Is it a five minute process, no.