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Old 10-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Transition off Premere

This summer my Premiere (2 tuner, got it the first few months it was out years ago) started making a loud grinding sound. It is quite worrisome and I think the machine could go any day.

I'm considering this Romeo upgrade program where I can keep my old subscription rate (from even before I got the Premiere so it is low) and upgrade to a Romeo Plus.

But, I have a LOT of unwatched shows on the premiere from this fall's new shows. Just haven't had time to watch. Do I have to keep the cable card going on that machine until I get caught up? Or do I cancel the cable card?

What steps do I do for transition.

Also, will my old IR remotes from the premiere work on the Romeo? (I have a few remotes I use but Romeo is RF only?)
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Cancel the cable card is because you are going to cancel cable? Yes?
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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You can watch any recorded content on the Premiere without a CableCard or Tivo subscription.

When upgrading, simply take your CableCard out of the Premiere and install it in the Roamio. You'll have to call your cable provider to have the card paired to the new Tivo.

The Roamio is both IR and RF. Older Premiere-era remotes will control the Roamio just fine.

One thing to be careful about if you have both the Premiere and Roamio in the same room while you're trying to watch all the old content on the Premiere is that a Tivo remote set to factory default will control any Tivo that receives the IR signal, so it's easy to unintentionally delete things on one Tivo while viewing the output of the other Tivo on your TV. If you plan to keep both in the same room for a period of time, you'll want to change the remote address codes. (See here)
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:24 PM   #4
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Or have both active on your account for a day and transfer the content from one device to another. That's what I did.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Are you sure that the grinding isn't the fan? Mine was making a godawful racket and I swapped a new fan in and now it's back to being super quiet.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:32 PM   #6
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Yes, it's probably the fan. Had to replace in both my Premiers.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:09 PM   #7
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Oh it might be the fan. Hmmm...

Way to talk me out of upgrading
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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You can watch any recorded content on the Premiere without a CableCard or Tivo subscription.

When upgrading, simply take your CableCard out of the Premiere and install it in the Roamio. You'll have to call your cable provider to have the card paired to the new Tivo.

The Roamio is both IR and RF. Older Premiere-era remotes will control the Roamio just fine.

One thing to be careful about if you have both the Premiere and Roamio in the same room while you're trying to watch all the old content on the Premiere is that a Tivo remote set to factory default will control any Tivo that receives the IR signal, so it's easy to unintentionally delete things on one Tivo while viewing the output of the other Tivo on your TV. If you plan to keep both in the same room for a period of time, you'll want to change the remote address codes. (See here)
Ok excellent thank you.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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Cancel the cable card is because you are going to cancel cable? Yes?
No I like my cable. Not interested in cord cutting... too much work
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #10
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Oh it might be the fan. Hmmm...

Way to talk me out of upgrading
You would love the Roamio and it is definitely worth the upgrade, but a noisy fan shouldn't be your motivation - that is an easy fix!
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