Hi Everyone,
I am totally new to Tivo, just set it up today. Now telecom tell me (after two hours of threatning to throw the damned thing at the wall!) that activation takes 24 hours.

My question is Does NOTHING work until activation? I have tried to set it up, and i am certainly no techn phobe, but it isnt picking up ANY channels at all, not even the standard tv1 & 2 channels, and there is no audio at all either.

Will those things work only with activation, or should there be SOMETHING now? i get the welcome screen, and the talking me through setup screens, but again, no audio or no channels....

Help...am i just too impatient?