CableCard vs. CableCard with Tuner - Time Warner

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ddehr026, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ddehr026

    ddehr026 New Member

    Aug 29, 2013


    So I'm thinking of making the switch to Tivo. Looking to pick up a Premiere with a lifetime sub (anyone here have one :)).

    Anyways, when I go to get my time warner service, it says either CableCard, or CableCard with tuner. What's the difference and which one do I need??

  2. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Cable Card and Tuning Adapter, you need both.
  3. ddehr026

    ddehr026 New Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Thanks :)
  4. TomStapes

    TomStapes New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    With the Premiere, you only need one cable card to get service, not two like I had to have on my old Series 3.
    The Tuning Adapter will get you the channels that TWC has moved over to switched digital, like BBC America (and a few other less watched channels.)

    Getting the cable card and tuning adapter provisioned can be a hassle sometimes, but eventually you will get someone who knows what they are doing.
  5. ddehr026

    ddehr026 New Member

    Aug 29, 2013


    Cool thanks again.

    I'm debating on whether to order online or just go to a store to order. I'm moving in this weekend, in a perfect world i'd like to have everything hooked up sunday night, but I'm not expecting that to happen 100%.
  6. scole250

    scole250 Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Goldsboro, NC
    The new Roamios (series 5) are available now. You can buy Premiere 4s, with lifetime sub and warranty, on Ebay for a song now while folks unload them to buy the Roamios.
  7. rustymike12

    rustymike12 New Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    Central Ohio
    I'm on TW with a premier and I have trouble with the switched digital channels, so much so, that I'm considering Direct TV and pitching the Tivo.
  8. cosmo4u

    cosmo4u c

    Feb 23, 2006
    i just moved and had to get TWC.. Ive had nothing but trouble with my switched signal. Sports pass works when it wants, channels constantly dropping. Three Techs have come out, all stating they have never worked with mcards. call TWC and the cable card tech on the phone says they cant do anything for the signal the tech at the house has to fix it. Its a revolving door nightmare of stupidity. Think before jumping in, I hope you have beeter luck than I am.

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