I’m feeling a bit whiny. My TiVo (new icon) arrived today, and I raced out to the UPS pick-up center to get it. I brought it home, I did the set-up… and then it froze. OK. I called the tech support line, and a very nice guy told me, basically, unplug it and plug it back in. OK. That done, the machine started doing something even more bizarre — powering up and then shutting itself down, then trying to power up again and eventually just freezing on the power up screen. I tried unplugging it, and I finally called customer service back… and then, after going through the whole unplug/replug thing with them on the phone, they said, “Let me put you on hold while I research this further,” which must be a company line because I heard it A MILLION times, and then: she hung up on me.
At which point I unplugged TiVo and said, “Screw it. I’ll do this tomorrow.”
So, I hope this story will end well, with triumph and much love. But right now: grrr!
I think I might name my TiVo. I think I might name him Dave.