Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The cable guy saga continued tonight. He came out and brought the multi stream card with him. For some reason though he decided it would be necessary to check the cable levels (AGAIN) even though he just did that on Monday. Once again he unplugged the TiVo during that process. If you've got a TiVo you know that once unplugged, it takes between 5-10 minutes to get back up and running. Well, as if that wasn't bad enough, he decided to not listen to me and plug the CableCard in while the TiVo was starting up (even though the directions specifically say not to do this.) Once it booted up all we had was a purple screen. So I told him we should power it off and try it again, but this time wait until it was on. He listened to me this time and 5-10 minutes later he plugged it in and the TiVo recognized it perfectly. He didn't get all of the activation numbers off of it though, so he had to eject it. Somehow in this process he manhandled the TiVo to the point where the ejection button no longer worked. Thanks a lot. He had to actually use tweezers to pull it out and then got the info he needed and put it back in. At this time, the channels came in just fine and multi-channel recording was working. Good enough. Hopefully we never have to deal with the cable company again.
Posted by Tim at 12/10/2008