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CableCARD installation FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jfh3, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Based on numerous past experiences reported in this forum, the fix will turn out to be something they can do without a tech coming to your home, or replacing a CableCARD. Isn't it fascinating that supposedly their STB's and DVR's use the same CableCARD as a TiVo, but they don't have these problems. :rolleyes:
     
  2. BarnB

    BarnB New Member

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    so ill try another card i guess
     
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    BarnB New Member

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    Success!!! New card worked an no tech appt involved. Thanks to all who inquired. Its been a month but its back.
     
  4. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    No. However, if your cable system uses SDV you will need a TA (tuning adapter, another kind of STB) to get all your channels. The trend is toward more systems using SDV because they can pack more channels in that way.
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    The Cablecard makes the device *INTO* a "digital set top box".
     
  6. ustavio

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    I have a TiVoHD with lifetime that I've been using without a cable card for transfers from my Roamio Pro. I would like to stick in a Fios CC and use it to view cable and record again. Back in August it was a pain to pair the Fios CC I pulled out of the TiVoHD with the Roamio and found that it needed a specific card with a specific number to properly handle Cinemax/HBO and h.264 channels like MGM and Sony. I understand that all this was fixed in an update and that ANY Fios CC will work now with the Roamio.

    Does the same apply to the TiVoHD? Will any Fios CC pair and handle the encryption issue? Or do I need the same specific CC part number? I am also told that no matter what card I use, the TiVoHD will not deliver h.264 channels. Is this correct? Are there any options other than going back to TWC or buying a new TiVo? Does the Premiere handle h.264? Can I make a case to transfer my lifetime to a newer model?
     

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