It's that time of the year. My series 1 keeps dropping the daily call with "call interrupted". It happened on Dec. 14 & 15, then worked normally until the 19th. It gives a "call interrupted" about 10 seconds after the status swtiches to "downloading." Any other ancient Tivo owners (the Tivo is old, not the owner) having this issue? I'll try PPP over serial on Monday. It doesn't want to work with a USB to serial adapter. I tried Windows 7 and Virtual XP mode. I've got to borrow a Windows XP notebook PC with a genuine serial port from work. It's funny how this issue always happens at the end of the year. Unless it's just me this time and my Tivo is finally dying.