On July 16th, for the second time this year, my s3 was force-updated by TiVo, even though I had the flag set to NOT allow updates / auto update.

I was on vacation. TiVo was not forefront in my mind. I am positive this will happen again, as I travel a lot, and the nature of my home network makes it difficult to guarantee constant access.

So, my question is:

Is there any way to be more aggressive about denying updates ? Obviously if some amount of time passes, the NO UPDATE flag is ignored and it gets forced on you.

Is there any way I can run a cron job to auto-delete a pending update ? Is there any way I can detect that a pending update is on-deck on my system and alert/email me ?

Any ideas / suggestions / comments ?

Is this a common problem if you aren't paying attention and miss an update, or is it considered "odd" that I am getting updates forced on me after any amount of time ?