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Old 09-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Preparing for Tivo Premiere XL4 setup on FIOS

How many cablecards should I order from Verizon for a Tivo Premiere XL4?

Guessing 2 M cards?

My searching is bringing up a lot of noise - can anyone point me to the best instructions for setting it up including troubleshooting (used to be on DSLReports for some weird reason)?

Also any prep advice is appreciated.

Amazon has just shipped the Tivo - I can call Verizon Tuesday to get cards.

EDIT: Oops - Amazon only acknowledged the order - has not shipped.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Only 1 M-card.

Setting up a Tivo for the first time is a fairly straightforward process, though a bit time-consuming because it will make multiple connections and install the latest software, etc. So begin the process when you have spare time to burn.

Just pop the card in the slot and begin Guided Setup. Verizon will include simple instructions on how to activate the cablecard (you can do it online.) But begin the Tivo Guided Setup process before trying to activate the card. The card has to be connected and plugged in for the activation to work.

Just follow the on-screen steps. It should be relatively painless, except for the time it spends getting the software up to date.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:55 AM   #3
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Only 1 M-card.
For some reason I thought that the M-card was two streams, so for 4 tuners you would need two.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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One M-card can handle up to six tuners.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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One M-card can handle up to six tuners.
Wow.
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