So I am finally able to start the downgrade process on one of my tivos, but after the wheel thing spins for a while I get an error that says it may be a problem with my network. I have tried all the troubleshooting steps I can find, including restarting everything and I have even bypassed my router and plugged the tivo directly into the cable modem with no luck. The funny thing is that the network status on the tivo is fine. I can connect to and even downloaded some additional updates without a problem. Does anyone have any suggestions? There are a couple thing that I have thought of that may or may not have an impact on the problem. I am in the process of going back to cable from satelite and will be doing all the hookups this weekend, so... 1) There is no cable card in the tivo at this time. 2) This Tivo has not been activated yet. It was originally something I bid on at ebay and didn't think I was going to win for the $75 bid I put in, so I bought another Tivo that included a mini for a good price. My thoughts were that I could keep it for a backup in case the other tivo goes out or in case I hate the Mini performance on my other TV. Do you think either of these issues could cause a problem? I am able to go through guided setup without a problem so it shouldn't be the issue. If I can't remove this UI, then I will not be activating or using this tivo.