No TIVO Service

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by timstack8969, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

    May 14, 2004
    Hello, I woke up this and when I pressed the Guide the button a message came up and said something like "TIVO Service Unavailable" go to to activate but I have been a "Lifetime Member" for 2 years now with my Premiere. What should I do? Restart? or Activate again? If I activate again will TIVO charge me in anyway?
  2. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
  3. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

    May 14, 2004
    The status say's my DVR is activated. I'll try a Restart when I get home from work.
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    FYI, Lifetime is not a membership, but a subscription on the TiVo service for the life of the TiVo box, not the life of the person.
  5. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

    May 14, 2004
    Did a "Restart" when I got home yesterday and now everything is fine again. The guide listings came back. Very strange.
  6. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    I've seen it happen before with lifetime and monthly Tivos. They lose their subscription status despite what the System Information screen says. Restarting it has always fixed it for me. Granted I think I have only have it happen 2 or 3 times in the last 5 years.

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