Cablecard question

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  1. krstone

    krstone Member

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    I have a Tivo Premiere that I am replacing with an Edge. I am an Optimum customer. Will I be able to switch one of the cable cards from the Premiere and put into the Edge without having to call customer service? (Not likely but thought I would ask.)

    Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. bob61

    bob61 Member

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    You'll need to call and have them re-pair the cable card with new TiVo.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
     
  3. krstone

    krstone Member

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    Thank you.

    A follow up: Is there a way to know if either of the 2 cards in my current Premiere are M or S type cards, without removing to look at labeling?
     
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    They are almost always M cards, the odds of finding an S card in the wild is rare since they were superseded in 2007
     
  5. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Your TiVo has 2 cable card?
    What is the model number of the TiVo
     
  6. krstone

    krstone Member

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    The model is called Premiere. Not sure if there is a model number. It has 2 cards and able to record 2 shows simultaneously.
     
  7. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Please look at the rear of the unit.
     
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  8. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    According to weaknees, this could be a Premiere or Premiere XL; this tivo should only have one cable card.
    In that case it would be a multi stream card and should work fine in the new tivo; after the cable company authenticates it.
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It is not a Premiere, they only have 1 card slot.

    Look on the back label for model number, starts with TCD.
    Look in Menu, system Information. Model is first 3 numbers of Tivo Service number.
     
  10. krstone

    krstone Member

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    Sorry, my bad. The Premiere has one cablecard. I was thinking of a previous model that had 2 slots.
     
  11. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    To answer your original question.
    Yes, yes you should be able to swap the cable card.
    But the cable co will have to marry it to the new TiVo.
     

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