Originally Posted by ChromeAce
I watched him enter a secret code on the remote and pulled a switch on the side of the receiver and it appeared to be downloading new software. Didn't have time to wait, had to get back to work, but is this legit? And will an HR 24 with TiVo software on it have any more functionality than the HR23 or the TiVo-branded box?
Again I apologize if these issues are already known.
What he did was to force a software download. When you boot the reciver and the lights come on, press 02468 on the remote. that will force the reciver to look and down what ever software is on the line at the moment.
As to it loading Tivo software? He is full of it. All it did was to download the current nantional release software for the reciver he was setting up.
I don't have a THR-22 so I don't know if the code will force a download to it. But it sure does on my Hr34...
So INMHO... If you want the Tivo.... Call em back and raise H.E. double toothpicks with em.