Moving with a Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by msgtgumby, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. msgtgumby

    msgtgumby Member

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    Will be moving soon and taking my Tivo with me (Humax T800, has a lifetime). This is on an account as the primary with two other Tivos currently. Now after said Tivo is taken and on it's own account I know that recordings previously transfered to my computer will have a different media access key so I won't be able to ever transfer them back as .tivo files, but what I'm wondering is will shows saved ON the Tivo box itself still be viewable after the account change? Or do I need to have a marathon and empty her out before the move?
     
  2. wscannell

    wscannell Member

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    If you are taking the TiVo to a new account and leaving the remaining TiVos on the current account, yes ,your MAK will change. You will just need to change the MAK on your TiVoToGo software (I think this requires a removal and reinstallation) to continue to download the shows.
    You will still be able view the currently recorded programs on the TiVo.
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You can view or process existing .tivo files with your old MAK, or run them through DSD first.
     
  4. msgtgumby

    msgtgumby Member

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    Yeah, I knew about the MAK change issues for the files on my computer, I just wasn't sure if I could leave recordings on the Tivo itself during the account change and be able to watch them still, I'm very happy I can, thanks guys.
     

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