Originally Posted by caughey
Cable card pairing: If you have trouble getting HBO/Cinemax, you need to get the card paired. The magic words "manually validate" seem to help with that.
Hard drive upgrade: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=507695
Might have good suggestions for hard drives.
Correct. Call FIOS CableCard activation phone # and when you speak to the tech rep ask them Kindly to do a Manual Validation.... even if they see it paired. Go to channel 901 (HBO) while on the phone and read off the various #s the Tech person asks (Host ID, Card ID, Card SN & Data ID).
HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Ch 131, etc will come alive as soon as the tech person says "done".
2 things: I did not have to do it this time around,, the new Mcard from the VZ store (with the correct make #s). As soon as I activated it my Roamio Pro received HBO fine.
I have had to do it at least 3 or 4 times over the past 3 years on the 2 Mcards in my S3.... I was told and can confirm that occasionally there is a total signal loss from the ONT and the Mcards re-set themselves (or better deactivate/un-pair). No channel Signal.... all channels are black.... FIOS will give you the whole shpiel about COAX connection, Cards Unseated, blah blah, just read them the data from ther CC info screen and have them do a manual validation... all goes back to normal.