Originally Posted by Scott303
I currently use a Tivo Premiere but recently bought a Roamio which I have not yet activated. I had planned to activate it when I move to a new address since I thought a Comcast installer would be coming out, however I just found out that they will not need to send an installer to activate me at the new address. So my question is, do I simply take the cable card from the Premiere and put it in the Roamio and follow the instructions? When I first got the Premiere it was required that an installer come to put the cable card in..
Call the phone number on the second screen of the cablecard menus, or your local office, and tell them what you are doing.
Pull the card and then tell them to unpair it and clear the current Host ID they have on record, and provide them with the new Host ID that will appear when you insert it into the Roamio. The power can be on while doing this. Make sure to write down the serial number of the card (Cisco/SA puts it on the outside of the card, and it will be a chain of letters).
If you are using a Roamio that has MoCA, and you have a TA, read my current signature for some info (about not using the OUT port to connect to the TiVo).
It's always best to leave a TA completely disconnected until the cablecard has been paired, fully authorized, and getting all the non SDV channels, then hook up the TA (if you use one) making the USB cable the last connection made.
It's best if you provide specifics about which model Roamio, and if you are going to use MoCA, and to state what brand cablecard & tuning adapter you have.