Originally Posted by DrJoe
As far as registration option --- I wasn't aware it did anything for the as-delivered lifetime registration units. I confess I have never gone there.
Went there, and no, it doesn't do anything anymore. It just invites you to enter your registration key online, but those links are long gone.
[QUOTE ... ] ... It seems like there are multiple connection problems:
1) Some numbers no longer pick up
2) Some numbers won't connect to the server
3) Some numbers connect and begin downloads but then crap out
I don't think it is a time of day, server, or dial up connection problem. I am leaning toward the "periodic re-authentication" issue. I sent Reden a PM asking him to follow up with his source.
True about the numbers problem, and I'd add that I also see these behaviors for the same number at different times if I try over & over.
I did connect to the RTV server this morning by changing my zip, after many tries, including one which caused a reboot. Unlike the failed ones, the successful one went very rapidly. Still unable to update the Guide, however.
Hopefully Reden can be helpful on the "periodic re-authentication" issue; that could be a good bet going forward.