I was up an hour earlier than usual this morning, and about three hours earlier than I wanted to be. Or would have wanted to be, if I wasn't (a) getting my TiVo set up, and (b) leaving for the lake. Since I don't sleep anyway when this much is happening, it hardly mattered whether I was awake lying down or standing up.
And the installer was right on time, knocking on my door at 7:30. I have to admit he was a much nicer guy in person than he seemed when he ignored my phone calls for a week and then insulted my choice of TiVo over Ultimate TV once he finally did call me back.
He still tried to pitch Ultimate TV, and the whole time he was setting up the TiVo for me, he would say, "This part usually doesn't work for my customers." And then when it worked, he'd say, "Maybe you're one of the lucky ones."
He spent an extra fifteen minutes or so trying to find a local access phone number for me. The receiver kept accepting the wrong information, before he was ready. Finally I said something like, "You know, if you have another call to make, I can probably do the rest of this on my own."
So he handed me the remote, and while he was writing up my receipt, I finished the programming. I think it just takes a lighter touch on the remote than he was giving it. I haven't had any trouble at all, and I've been playing with it all day.