You could ask TiVo for a free upgrade
, but I wouldn't give you good odds on it. But it doesn't hurt to ask. (And if it does work let me know!)
I'll give it a shot.
Before you spend any out of pocket on a new box, you should really ask yourself how badly you need those few channels in the back room vs. the expense. I have the same basic setup, and I've decided I really don't need those channels on the HD. Once or twice it would have been nice
, but not needed. You might watch them more than I do.
Good point. My wife made the same one. She content to watch in the back room and couldn't care less about MGM or SONY. She's more into HMC, Lifetime, and wacky bridezillas and home fixer upper shows.
Another question you should ask yourself is why you would replace the HD with a Premiere or Roamio instead of a Mini. The cost argument for a Mini (cheaper up front and needs no cablecard) is much better than for a Premiere or Roamio.[/quote]
Another good point. I've considered a Mini but it's only recently that my Roamio (knock on wood) is behaving as it should. Read too many posts about this issue or that with the mini. I haven't ruled it out but at the moment, incurring the least amount of cost and/or hassle is front burner.
A cable card is "on the way" so I'll plug it in and see what's what. Five bucks a month is not too bad but it irks the snot out of me that they are charging twenty dollars for S $ H. Since they closed all the Fios stores on the Left Coast, can't just go down and get one like before.
Thanks for the feedback. I'll post if I can get an upgrade. Wish I had known about this back in August. Switching from TWC to Fios and loss of those channels is what got me to pull the trigger on a Roamio! No one at TiVo or Fios made the connection.