How far can I get through the initial guided set-up without the box being activated?
I'm buying my parents a Roamio Plus, and Mini. They are buying the Lifetime service.
They live out of state and I'll be there on vacation next month. My plan is to put in a bigger hard drive, let it do what ever updates are needed, and try and get through guided setup at my house (using their location) before I leave.
Then when I arrive, have them buy the lifetime, and get the CC and TA installed.
Is this possible? Is there a better way to accomplish this?
Depending on the CC installation date, there might not be much time between when I arrive and Charter does. I know they don't like to be sitting there waiting while Tivos do updates and reboots.