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FIOS without cable card. Possible?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by dkonarska, May 8, 2012.

  1. dkonarska

    dkonarska New Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    I switched from Comcast to Verizon FIOS today. When I signed up for their basic service (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.) it said that no cable card was needed.

    When I re-run guided setup I pick the correct cable company but the channels it provides me are not correct. So I tried the scan feature on both cable and antenna (moving the cable over of course) and TiVo did not find any channels from either medium.

    When I move the cable to my TV and run a scan, it finds the 40 channels.

    Does this mean that I have to get a cable card for this to work? I was hoping to avoid the extra $4 a month charge.
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    You need a cablecard. If you cannot afford $4, that is just sad.
  3. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    You can use QAM, but there will be no guide data and you will have to setup manual recordings if you go this route.

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