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Number of Simultaneous Recordings on FIOS?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by El Maestro, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. El Maestro

    El Maestro Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new here. About to get a Roamio Pro, but I have a quick question (apologies if it's been answered, but I couldn't find anything from searching):

    I read that Cable Cos are only required to provide the same functionality on CableCards that they offer on their own equipment. So, Verizon currently only offers 2 tuner DVRs. Does this mean I'll be limited to 2 on the Roamio?

    Thanks for any help/advice. I already found a great thread here on what kind of CableCard to get and I know that it must be activated AND paired to make all channels work. I'm ready to jump into TiVo!
     
  2. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Your Roamio Pro supports up to 6 streams, but it is up firmware on your provider's CableCard as to how many can be used. With the right firmware, you will be able to tune to 6 streams at once on your device.
     
  3. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    One of my friends has a Roamio Pro on FIOS and it can record from 6 channels at once. (IIRC there might have been an issue with making sure it was a recent enough cable card, but FIOS does support 6 channel recording)
     
  4. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    As already mentioned, FIOS should be fine with 6 tuners.

    Just to clarify FCC mandates regarding CableCARDs and number of tuners. The cable companies are required to support the same number of tuners available on their own equipment, or 4 tuners, which ever is more.
     
  5. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    I have no issues with 6 recordings at once on my Roamio with FiOS, and if I have all boxes running can actually record 14 shows, but have not gone that far, or never actually paid attention to see if all boxes were active at the same time....
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I had one of the old FiOS cable cards from several years ago and it was able to record six channels concurrently on my Roamio Pro. Although at the time there was a pairing problem with that older cable card so I replaced it with a new one so I could pair it and watch HBO and Cinemax.
     
  7. El Maestro

    El Maestro Member

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    Wow, thanks so much for the quick replies.

    I took the plunge and got the box and everything, made sure to get the right CableCard and I'm going through guided set up right now!

    Pairing took 10 minutes in a live chat with Verizon. A fine gentleman named Privthi took care of it quickly and easily. Fingers crossed I finish with no hiccupsÂ…

    Thanks again for the quick info! Seems like a great community here.
     

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