Can you use a Tivo T6 with Comcast?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Fielding, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Fielding

    Fielding New Member

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    Thinking of purchasing a used one but have Comcast as cable service.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes, but you need to pay attention to the precise model, such as an OTA model is meant only for antenna. A 6 tuner model is meant only for cable and never OTA. If you were to convert to OTA in the furure, you would need a different model, one with 4 tuners.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    What's a "T6"? Isn't that a box leased from a specific cable provider? What TiVo service plan is it on that would allow its functioning outside the original cable provider?
     
  4. cruff

    cruff New Member

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    I have a 6 tuner Roamio on Comcast in Colorado. It works great, but I don't get any of the extra cost channels. I don't need a tuning adapter where I'm at.
     
  5. DigitalDawn

    DigitalDawn Active Member

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    I would be careful. The firmware on the T6 from one cable company may not work with another cable company.
     
  6. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Get the TSN from the seller and call Tivo, they will be able to tell you if the ISP unit you are considering will work with Comcast or anyone else. My guess is that it is an "unreturned" box from some company like RCN and is likely to be only good for a door stop.
     
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  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    If it’s a retail TiVo then it *should* work with Comcast, and is a totally different matter from trying to use a provider-leased TiVo outside the provider’s premise.

    I suspect your Roamio also has an active TiVo service plan on a personal TiVo account.
     
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  8. Fielding

    Fielding New Member

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    Thanks Everyone!
     

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