Join Date: Jul 2002
I pulled this from the Tivo website. So there is a resart involved and that is suppose to happen automatically during the night Perhaps my unit never did restart or missed the schedule. I presume resart means reboot by disconnecting the power source.
How to update the software on your TiVo box
Software updates are automatically downloaded to your TiVo box by the TiVo service as they become available. After the download, the box must restart to install the software. The restart is usually scheduled for the middle of the night, to avoid interrupting scheduled recordings or live TV viewing.
To receive the update sooner, make two more manual service connections until Pending Restart is displayed as the Last Call Status. For instructions, see How do I connect to the TiVo service? If you are using a phone line to connect, be aware that the download can take a significant amount of time, during which you will not be able to receive phone calls or make outgoing calls. (If you have voicemail that takes messages when your phone is busy, your callers will be able to leave messages.)