Originally Posted by A J Ricaud
I'm not a Verizon user, but I subscribe to the DSL Reports FiOS forum (in hopes that it will come my way someday). I have read that Verizon does not pair cable cards to a specific box so you should be able to use it. IIRC, it was aaronwt, a respected member of the Tivo forums and FiOS forums who said this.
Pairing is needed to view HBO and Cinemax. I can remove a card from one TiVo and put it in another and I can get all of the channels in my Ultimate tier except for HBO and Cinemax. But once the card is paired to the box then I can view HBO and Cinemax.
And recently when one of my cards was deactivated when the phone tech screwed up trying to pair the cable card to my Romaio Pro. I found out that I could still get the local channels from the deactivated card. Once they activated it I could get the other channels, minus HBO and Cinemax, and then once paired HBO and Cinemax came in.