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How long to fully activate the TiVo Service?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by GISJason420, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    I subbed my S2 box last night and still get the nagging screen that this box isn't activated... Is there a way I can speed up the activation' process? I've connected to the TiVo service quite a few times and restarted a few times as well.. Still getting the nag screen? I do see "Account in Good Standing" in the system info area...
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    There is nothing to do except be patient. The temp that runs down the hall with the thumb drive from the activation server to the service servers might not be in yet.
     
  3. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    Alright thanks! Yeah I'm a pretty impatient guy... :rolleyes: How long did you have to wait when you first subbed your box anyways??
     
  4. lafos

    lafos Active Member

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    Did you force a connection to TiVo since activation? If not, give that a try. Mine went fairly quickly.
     
  5. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    Yep a couple times already... Even went online into my acct @ Tivo & setup my DVR to record a couple shows, and it gets on and grabs these recording messages / requests just fine but it also says cannot find this show to start recording etc... So I'm just really needing the Guide Data to be populated on this unit... Was hoping there'd be some kind of bash or telnet command I could issue in the TiVo just like mythfilldatabase ;)
     
  6. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    Wow still waitin' for it to activate.... I'd think by now that temp's made it to the service servers & snapped in the new activations...Unless it's a really big temp that's having technical difficulty navigating' the hallway due to the fact she keeps on gettin' jammed on each turn she makes in the buildin??
     
  7. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    C'mon anyone out there that cares to give me the apprx days / weeks / months i need to wait??
     
  8. TivoDoctor

    TivoDoctor New Member

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    I've had 4 Tivo's and they were all activated immediately after I called. Something is wrong. Call Tivo. It takes a while to get all the guide data, but they were all activated right away.
     
  9. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    So was mine.... it shows a "Activated" status in the system info panel however I still get the nag screen that it's not activated When I try recording a show...

    Could it be from having a upgraded hard drive & a enhancement script / SApper / InstantCake prepped 80GB HDD?

    Details from the System Info Page:
    7.2.0-oth-01-2-140
    H:090809
    3:account in good standing

    How long is a while on the guide data & recordin' abilities?

    Thanks for your reply!!
     
  10. TivoDoctor

    TivoDoctor New Member

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    I've put larger hard drives in all of my Tivo's after they were activated, but I have not hacked any of them to add features. All of the Tivo's had a few days of guide data and I was able to record immediately after activation and guided setup. Not sure if your enhancements may have caused a problem.
     
  11. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Undo the hacks and let it get the proper unhacked software.
     
  12. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    It might be waiting to update the software to ver 9.3.2a. Do you see "Pending Restart" in the system information page or the Phone and Networks page?

    Try forcing a few more connections. Then try to restart the TiVo.

    Good luck.

    P.S. I recently activated a TiVo and it took about 15 minutes for the status to change to 5: Product Lifetime.
     
  13. GISJason420

    GISJason420 Mappin' Specialist

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    Dadgum so this S2 Standalone box is supposed to be on a 9.3.2a ver? I guess I'll undo the hacks after I call them if it still doesn't work. Yep I've been forcin connections over and over and over and restartin over and over... still same results....
     
  14. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Got it plugged in to a phone line or internet connection?
     

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