This is a line order problem in the ncid.conf file. It is due to a bug in the tivosh program supplied by TiVo. Easiest fix is to rename it to ncid.conf-bad. The file is located at /var/hack/etc/ncid/ncid.conf Code: # external called program set Program [list $ProgDir/$EXTPROG] If you rather fix the file, move the above two lines to the end of the file. The "set Program ..." line must be last.