Want to change input source to for no cable box for unsub unit

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by tmonte, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    I have a Series 1 Tivo that I use as a recorder. I just moved it to another TV where I don't have a cable box - previous one had a box. I want to change my input source so I assume I need to go through guided setup. Since I don't have a subscription I can't dial in. How can I reset my input and not dial in and finish with Guided Setup? I am now stuck - can't dial in and can't finish guided setup.
     
  2. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    Sure you can.

    ...And probably should from time to time to keep the clock synched.
     
  3. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    I'm having no luck dialing in - my unit is not registered so I think will keep bouncing me out.

    All i want to do is change the input source on the box.
     
  4. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    Message says "service unavailable"
     
  5. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    There's no way to finish Guided Setup except by completing the program call. Does the tivo actually attempt to dial and get "service unavailable" only after the connection? You may have a bad modem.
     
  6. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    The modem is fine. The problem is that I don't have a subscription, so when I call my serial # is bounced. I just want to be able to reset the input, so don't undersatnd why I need to dial in. Wondering if there is some other way to reset this.
     
  7. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    That's not how it works. An unsubbed Tivo can call in as often as you want it to. "Service Unavailable" has nothing to do with the status of a subscription. Your modem is probably not working. You could try an external modem or a ppp over serial connection.
     
  8. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    Will try another phone outlet tomorrow. Could be interference on line. If I don't have a subscription, and make the call, won't I be bounced? Doesn't Tivo do this intentionally? How far will I be able to get if I connect - far enough to change my inputs?
     
  9. tmonte

    tmonte New Member

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    Thank You!

    I'm OK now.
     

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