I'm not gonna waste allot of time relaying my experiences over the last 2 weeks, my attempts to have my new Series 3 operational with 2 cablecards from TimeWarner (Comcast until a couple of weeks ago).
Here's the problem... and if any of you have the knowledge to help and/or suggestions.. I'd be forever grateful.
Currently there is an operating cable card in slot 1. Multiple attmepts to install a card in slot 2 results in the screen going directly to an error code 161-52 (as of a few days ago.. Tivo claimed not to know what that code is). The screen says to contact the cable co. and that programming would not be available, along with the code. Inserting the card into slot 2 also causes the cable card in slot 1 to no longer work. The power and cable have to be disconnected, reconnected, and then card re-inserted in slot 1 and process repeated... which gets me back to the one card in slot 1 working.. and no card in slot 2. several cards have been tried.
During the original "10" attempts to get a card working in slot 1, inserting a card in slot 2 would bring up the correct screens to allow the cable guy to give the appropriate numbers to his coworker on the phone. The screens for both cards would just sit on the spinning disc saying retrieving channels.
Now, since getting a card to work in slot 1, those screens no longer appear upon the insertion of a card in slot 2. The screen described above with the error comes up.
Any ideas? Is slot 2 on the DVR messed up from the constant inserting and removing of cards by the technician? Anyone have any insight that even the technicians at TIVO don't seem to have? ANYTHING? PLEASE!