My 80Hr Series 2 that I've loaned to my grandma is having a problem. She recently changed from digital cable to basic, so she no longer needs the cable box. I came over and removed the cable box and had the TiVo repeat the guided setup so I could adjust the source. When it comes to the part where it will make the second connection to TiVo to download the program data, it hangs on Preparing to connect. I'm using a wireless network, and that's not the problem, because the first connection works OK. While I was there I realized it was taking WAY longer than normal, so I unplugged it and started again. Decided to let it try all night, and I just got the call from her this morning that it's still sitting on "preparing...".
Anyone have any ideas? I think I'm going to try connecting via phone later this week and see if that makes a difference.