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S-Card to M-Card

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by fpp777, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. fpp777

    fpp777 New Member

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    I currently have a TiVo HD with two S-Cards. I am buying a Premire this week and I will have to go to the Verizon store for a M-Card. I was thinking about removing the S-Cards from the HD and replacing it with an M-Card. So I would just pick up two while I was there. Can I do that?

    If so, what are the steps required to make that change?

    Thanks
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That should be all you need to do as long as FiOS does not pair the cards in your area. The TiVoHd will work will one M-Card. although I'm not sure what the activation process is like now. I know once activated I can move my cables cards between TiVos without any issues.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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  4. SpikeDad

    SpikeDad New Member

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    I also just upgraded my failed Tivo Series 3 HD (the one with the display) for a new Premiere on Comcast. I dropped off my 2 S cards and they gave me 1 M card. Comcast has a special phone number for activating M cards and specific instructions for Tivos.

    It took two calls since everyone is a moron at Comcast but it was basically easy.

    I assume your provider will be the same.
     
  5. fpp777

    fpp777 New Member

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    Yes, Verizon has its share of uninformed.

    Thanks for all the answers. I guess I will get the cards and wing it.
     
  6. fpp777

    fpp777 New Member

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    A couple of more questions if you don't mind....

    On a brand new setup, should I do the guided set up before I install the card, or should I plug it in before I start the whole process.

    When adding or removing cards, should the power be off or on. I am replacing my two s cards for one m card in my current Tivo.

    Thanks.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What was wrong with that S3 and what did you do with it?
     
  8. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    ..same question! I need a S3 power supply!
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Do you really need an entire new supply, or just some capacitors replaced?

    If that Sunnyvale is the one in Silicon Valley, you should have your choice of parts houses or repair shops.

    $10 parts, plus labor.
     
  10. fpp777

    fpp777 New Member

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    Really? We go from cable cards to power supplies?

    Maybe you should go search power supply.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Starting a thread here is not the same as being the owner of it.

    Sometimes they wander off course a little bit.
     
  12. fpp777

    fpp777 New Member

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    I was suggesting they would have better luck elsewhere....

    At least it keeps this thread at the top.
     

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