Originally Posted by rijowysock
havent been on here in while, i guess roamio is the new box.. 4 tuners...
is there a lifetime discount coming from premiere going to a base roamio? i have external harddrive on the premeire and assume i could use on roamio?
this might be better choice since my premiere is old and probably worthless now.
You can't move the external from your Premiere to any other TiVo, even another Premiere, and have the recordings on there survive and be accessible on the new unit.
When you hook an external to a TiVo, it spreads all recordings after that across both drives, the internal and the external, so that the entire recording isn't on only one of them.
Apparently it's something they had to do to keep the content providers from screaming and dragging them into court, because content providers don't use their brains, just their lungs.
If you don't mind losing all of the stuff you've recorded since adding the external to the Premiere, then it is re-usable on some other TiVo where you'll still have the same limitations.
Much better to upgrade the internal drive with a bigger one.
There are threads around here about how to do that.
Your Premiere will probably work just as well in Ohio as it does in Florida, although I don't know if TWC will be better or worse in one location than in the other.
You should plan on turning in your cable cards and getting new ones after you move, since they need to be compatible with the head end equipment where you are, and that might not be the same equipment as it was where your were, and TWC probably doesn't have a procedure for transferring the cards from the books of one of their local operations to the books of another, and you could wind up with twin cable bills from the hot bad place with dual hockeysticks in the name.