I recently replaced the failed 120gb Maxtor drive in my Tivo with a 500gb Seagate. The process was straightforward, and I had the help of WinMFS--useful program, that.
After the upgrade, my service level seems to have downgraded from "C" to "A." This is peculiar because now, even when I replace the "original" upgrade drive (the 120), I still get the same situation.
As a result, I can get OS updates, and the usual mismosh of OS-level ads, but not the EPG. Instead I get an error message akin to: call-tivo-to-activate-service.
I have tried a lot of techniques to repair or workaround this:
- Clear and Delete Everything--goodbye TCM Bogart collection...
- Connect to Tivo
- Cold reboot of Tivo and router
- Kickstart 57
With hat in hand, I called Tivo too. Their suggestion at this point is to pay $149 for a replacement physical unit. I like the company, and appreciate the service, but this isn't a very good option for a software problem.
Has anyone encountered or heard of this issue before? The threads are light regarding it. And does anyone have any ideas with regard to a solution?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.