Cablecards: SA and Moto - interchangeable?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jrm01, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003


    Seems that some Tivo HD users are having problems with the second cablecard (in slot 2), and many theorize it is only with the SA cards.

    Don't need to discuss that - it's being handled in other threads.

    However, several of the posters have said that when their cable company exchanged the SA card for a Moto card, the problem went away.

    I thought that the cablecard had to be matched with the headend equipment. SA card with SA headend, Moto card with Moto head end.

    Is this not the case?

    Or is there a third headend manufacturer who may be compatible with both cards?
  2. bdraw

    bdraw Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    You are correct, the card has to match the head-end.

    Recently I switched from BHN to FIOS and as a result from SA to Moto. The Moto cards work better, as the SA boxes would sometimes stop working for no reason and I had to wait to see an error that I'd clear to resume watching TV.

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