Recently, we changed providers from cable (which did not require set-top boxes) to FIOS (which does).
Upon attempting to set up the TiVo on a secondary TV with the new set-top box, we discovered a problem. In order to work with a set-top box, the TiVo needs to be connected to the STB via Serial or IR control cable, in order to change channels correctly. The TiVo requires the cables for setup. Only Og knows where the cables have gone since we unboxed our TiVo two or three years ago.
Does anybody have either cable that they’d be willing to send us? Preferably the serial cable, but if we can only come up with IR cables, so be it. I’d pay shipping (I imagine a cheap bubble envelope will be enough through USPS), which I know will be far cheaper than the $7 (presumably plus shipping costs) that TiVo charges for replacement cables.