It sounds like the image you use has not been set up, so any tivo that gets it will require being set up. You should probably create a new backup image from your drive after it's set up so that next time, you won't have to set it up before a C&DE.
discipuli nostrum bardissimi sunt.
- Assuming based on evidence is not the same as knowing.
- If you want to argue with me at least use some actual facts instead of making it up.