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going from premiere to roamio....

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rijowysock, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. rijowysock

    rijowysock New Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    can i simply swap the cable card and the other box from the cable company into the roamio or do i need to call the cable company out again to set those items up?

    just bought a roamio tonight and have premiere at home.
  2. aristoBrat

    aristoBrat New Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    I simply swapped the card from the Premiere to the Roamio and then had the cable company pair it again.

    Before you pull it out of the Premiere, you might want to check the firmware version of the cable card, as if it's old, there may be issues you run into with the extra tuners the Roamio has.
  3. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Active Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Yep. I swapped the cable card, and called comcast (bracing myself for hours on the phone :), but 10 minutes later, the card was correctly paired and the roamio was getting encrypted channels OK.

    They wanted to know the serial number which you need to read off the card itself. I took a photograph of the card I could use while on the phone. They also want a couple of ID numbers that should be on the screen after you insert the card in the roamio during guided setup.
  4. grey ghost

    grey ghost New Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    You can also find the card serial number on the CableCARD Diag screen on the Tivo
  5. rarceneaux

    rarceneaux New Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    With charter they have to Change the host ID when you swap to another Tivo and then it will work.
  6. rijowysock

    rijowysock New Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    thank you guys. sorry for delay, havent had time to change it.. ugh.. maybe later if time warner is available.

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