TiVoPony posted another update at TiVoCommunity.com this afternoon:
TiVo HD – Information for SA CableCard Users
Hey guys, another update regarding the progress being made.
We’ve identified a potential fix for the issues some of you have experienced with Scientific Atlanta CableCards, and it’s testing very well in beta. It’s a change that needs to soak in testing for a bit yet (to set expectations, we’re looking at minimum a couple of weeks). So far, so good though.
Again, it appears that a software update will resolve the issue. I’ll keep you posted when the new update is ready.
I’m confident that TiVo will get this fixed, based on history. They’ve always done a good job at fixing software issues and they’ve had some glitches with new product launches in the past, which they’ve made good in updates. The only thing I think they could do is to extend the 30-day return window for HD users as this will put many users past their 30-day window before the fix is out. And I can certainly understand that making some users uneasy. It would also be nice to see TiVo offer a credit for people who experienced the problem, due to the diminished service.
But the main issue is getting the issue fixed, and it looks like they’re making good progress.