Originally Posted by DonaldBurns65144
Just received a notice from FIOS regarding their fees on their DVR's going up a buck/mt. (Ditto on HD going up) We have one that is used about once in a blue moon that I'm thinking that it's about time to return it to them. The plan would be to replace our existing Premiere XL with an Elite and then move the XL to the TV with the FIOS DVR. Question then is how much of a hassle will it be in keeping the cablecard (in the FIOS DVR) and returning just the DVR back to Verizon? Anyone done that? Or will they make me return both DVR and card and then get a new cablecard? Can I self install if the later?
The cable card goes with the STB. You are not supposed to remove it. Just take the box to the local FiOS store and pick up a cable card when you turn the box in.
although I guess you could call and ask them and see if they will let you keep the card. But otherwise it might open up a big can of worms if they get the box back with out the cable card in it.
If you are interetsted in VOD form FiOs you could also drop the DVR and just get the HD STB to save some money. The VOD features will still be the same.