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Comcast Cable-Card question?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by WVZR1, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

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    Will my XL4 with my "cable-card" work on an outlet on the "same NODE" in the community or does the "cable-card' actually only see a signal from the drop of "my address"?
     
  2. HDRyder9

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    In my experience with Comcast, the cable card will work anywhere that is serviced by the same head end. Give it a try. It won't hurt anything.
     
  3. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

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    So your thoughts are that it just wants to be "in the vicinity" so to speak. Interesting thought and that's actually what I wanted ti hear but if it was going to be a "potential NO" and someone could confirm that I thought it worth the ask.

    I don't know that it's what I'll do but it would mean I could at least have my TiVo rather than rely on just an HD box.
     
  4. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    What are you trying to do?
     
  5. TiVoTJung

    TiVoTJung New Member

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    im pretty sure that the cable card would work anywhere but comcast would probably know if you are moving around. the cable card would probably get a different ip address then if it were at your home.
     
  6. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Member

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    I don't know what an IP address would have to do with anything regarding the "general purpose" service of a cable-carded TiVo. Perhaps if a person attempted to use "On demand". TiVo would certainly see the different IP but that's inconsequential I would think so long as the TiVo is "subscribed" which it's actually a "life-timed" Premier.

    Move my TiVo temporarily to another residence that is certainly on the same "head-end" but also on the same service "node"! It will likely be at the other address for maybe 2 months.
     
  7. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Could you just legit move the service? I guess see if it works, and if it doesn't move it officially.
     

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