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CableCARD / Roamio question ...

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by gweempose, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    Is there any reason why I shouldn't pull an old M-card out of one of my old S3's and have Comcast pair it to my new Roamio? I assume the older cards are capable of supporting all 6 tuners, right?
     
  2. chg

    chg New Member

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    I just pulled my cable card from my Elite and put it in my Roamio. Using Comcast and all 6 tuners are working fine. I have not even called to pair it with the new Roamio, but will probably call anyway.

    I don't subscribe to any pay channels.
     
  3. BruceShultes

    BruceShultes New Member

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    You can try it, but there is no guarantee it will work.

    It all depends on your cable provider and what software level has been downloaded to your cable card(s).
     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    That'll work. I needed to get it paired to pick up expanded basic and HD channels.
     
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    As BruceShultes intimated, some m-cards with older firmware only support 4 streams.
     
  6. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    You would need to pair it for more than basic cable (Clear QAM).
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Another reason to pair the card is that after 45 days or so the card will go dead in Comcast land Hartford CT.
     
  8. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Decisions like this are always franchise dependent. I've run unpaired cablecards for years in Comcast Montgomery County Maryland.
     
  9. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

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    The card is all paired. The premium channels and everything else is coming in fine. It literally took about 5 minutes on the phone with Comcast to move the card to the new box. I'm so glad Comcast finally got their act together. Pairing cards with them used to be a friggin nightmare. :)
     
  10. Alanbrad

    Alanbrad New Member

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    TWC cable cards and tuning adapters able to support new TiVo Roamio?

    Robot Vacuum
     
  11. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    Yes.
     
  12. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    That why I said the area that Comcast was doing this with cable cards.
     

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