I was so happy. I figured out how to get the TiVo and my new digital cable to be friends, and I was programming movies left and right. Sure, there's a bit of a lag time when I change channels, but patience is a virtue, right?
What I couldn't stand, though, was the fact that TiVo kept bringing up this stupid demo screen and video every 30 minutes---WHILE I was watching stuff. So I did some looking on the Internets and found what I thought was the answer from the TiVo site.
But it wasn't....oh, it wasn't. The advice they gave was for a different model, so when I did it on mine, it ended up RESETTING THE ENTIRE TIVO. It didn't even give me a warning. No "Are you SURE this is what you want to do?" message. It just did it! That means all my season passes, the recordings I had saved, all my favorites, gone. Five years of slow and steady TiVo programming gone. Forever!
And now I'm stuck looking at a screen that says "Clearing and deleting everything. This will take an hour." Like a constant taunt. And I just KNOW it's going to take more than an hour--if it ever reboots at all....
Oh TiVo. Why hast thou forsaken me?