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Roamio have OTA QAM tuners?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Boneless, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    CableCARDs are one way. The cable company can not read anything from them. So there is no worry about getting caught.

    That being said you are right that they are technically stolen, so if you have a moral objection to that then this isn't the way to go. However he is NOT stealing service. The card is simply providing a map between the TiVo guide data and the frequencies. He can already tune all the channels he'll be able to get. The card simply allows them to be associated by the TiVo so they can be recorded properly.
     
  2. heisman6183

    heisman6183 New Member

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    Has anyone gotten this to work with a Roamio? I bought an unregistered card and plugged it in and the Roamio got hungup on the acquiring channels screen (either at 50% or 75%). I ran setup without it and the clear QAM locals do come through, but the cable card mapping did not work as the acquiring channels portion never completed with the cable card. I'm on Mediacom, I know the people have reported success were on Fios. Just looking for any tips as antenna reception at my place is sketchy.
     
  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Just pay for the limited basic service that basically only gives the local networks. It's typically about $15/mth and in some cases if you use them for HSIA you get a discounted rate for both and end up paying less per month or very little more.

    You may even get a legit Cablecard for little to nothing too. Just tell them it's to map the channels properly in your TiVo.
     

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