can you switch the S cards in a tivoHD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dubluv, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. dubluv

    dubluv tivo lover

    Mar 3, 2006


    since many, including myself have had issues with cc2 since the 9.1 update, can we switch the two S cards in a tivoHD without any problem? if we can, it would be a good way to determine where a tuning problem lies. restarting and rebooting tivo boxes is no fun. :thumbsdown:
  2. saramj

    saramj New Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Jersey
    From what I have read, you cannot switch cards because they are "docked" to that slot.
  3. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

    Nov 29, 2001
    SF Bay Area...
    I believe you will lose your conditional access validation which is needed for premium channels. Non-premium channels should work ok and to restore conditional access validation you could call cable company to resetup the pairing data.
  4. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    If you area has enabled CPMS (Motorola terminology, I don't know SA terminology) then the cards need to be paired properly to view CCI=non-zero content. If your area hasn't enabled CPMS yet, then you can swap cards or even swap cards to different devices and everything will still display properly, however the pairing will be broken, so if when they enventually enabled CPMS (CCI=non-zero), then you will have trouble on those channels. CCI=0x00 content even if encrypted will show fine as long as the CableCARDs are authorized/activated in the system. It is only the CCI=non-zero channels that require the extra step of pairing.
  5. legendarybc

    legendarybc SDV is FUBAR'ed

    Dec 17, 2006
    North Canton OH


    Click here for info on TiVo's site that can help diagnose tuning problems. There is a lot of good info here.


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