Originally Posted by wscannell
The six-month deadline is only to continue to qualify for the MSD. Lifetime will stay with the TiVo even if it does not call in. You will need to call in to reenable the functioning of the TiVo at some point.
Thanks for the info. She's not exactly a techie. I think what happened is that it tried to download one of those big software updates over the dialup, and after an hour or so, she thought it was broken. And of course, every time she dialed in, it tried again to download the update, so she finally gave up. She tends to come visit us, so I haven't had a chance to look at it.