Originally Posted by caddyroger
I read some where that you could by pass set setting up the channel you get by entering 00000 has the zip code. But I do not know what line up is being used.
I got my new Roamio today and was wanting to set it. I felled to get a30 cable for it. I was wanting to get the software and start coping my programs from my premiere while I get the cable.
What is used for the line up?
Make sure to press enter (for "advanced options") on the second screen of GS, which adds "Installer Express" as an option, and select that method (other two are store demo and home setup). This "Installer Express" option isn't present on very old factory software versions. It speeds things up if you have updated software that added it. If you want to know what your current version is, press info on the Select Country (first) GS screen.
I discovered the 00000 zip code thing on a whim, while bored. It seems to be present on all software versions, and all TiVos. The provider you want is called "Tiny Tivo"
(a single channel, with empty guide data).
Surprisingly, I've successfully paired cable cards while using that lineup (although, it's unlikely you'll see any video, due to the lineup having a single channel like "999", IIRC.
Most just want to say "not now", "later", etc., for all options, and are just using this trick to get a software update right away and/or zip through GS as fast as possible.
I've used it to uncorrupt my local lineup, by switching to 00000 & Tiny Tivo, then putting my correct zip and lineup back in (rebooting in-between doing GS).