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How long does it take a new Tivo to figure out its "Activated" ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Orthanos, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Orthanos

    Orthanos New Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Seems like its taking forever for my new Tivo to Activate itself...

    Of course there are two episodes of Criminal Minds I need to tape tonight...

  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    If you force a connection to the TiVo Service, it should update pretty shortly assuming it is already activated.
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Typically on its next connection, after the guided setup connections are done.

    You could force about 4 Tivo connections, then it will get a software update, reboot to start its software. After that 1 more for the guide data for the upcoming weeks.
  4. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

    Feb 13, 2000
    TiVo Town
    I swear when I transferred my Lifetime to my new premiere it showed as activated right away. It asks you if you have a activated service in guided setup.

    With all my TiVos I always bought lifetime then did guided setup.
  5. Orthanos

    Orthanos New Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    I was just not being patient. I guess I can stop wondering why my lids are impatient.. :)

    Thanks for the reply's :)

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