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How many cable cards?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Bighouse, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Bighouse

    Bighouse 200 Club Member

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    My series 3 required 2 cable cards. I'm considering upgrading to a premiere. I thought I read on the TiVo website that the premiere only requires one cable card. Is this correct?

    Does the Elite model with 4 tuners also only require one cable card?
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    There is only one slot on an elite.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There is only one Cable Card slot on all Premiere models.
     
  4. Bighouse

    Bighouse 200 Club Member

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    Yes I see that now.
     
  5. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    An M Card can support upto 6 streams but the Elite only uses 4, so one M card is all you need and all that current models support.
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    But how many cards fit in that slot?

    JK - I had to make a joke of it before someone came along and asked the question seriously.
     
  7. pmiranda

    pmiranda New Member

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    Just to complete the answer, you only need one cablecard, but it must be an M card. If you got your S3 as long ago as mine, you probably have two single-stream cards and you'll need to swap out.
     
  8. Jackamus

    Jackamus New Member

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    Just one! ;-)

    I know it's already been said.. Just wanted to let you anyway. :rolleyes:
     

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