one cable card/Tivo tuner?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by sirius, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. sirius

    sirius New Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I have one cable card, can I also set up the Tivo tuner to record? If so how do I do it?

    thank you for your help
     
  2. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    First, read the CableCARD installation FAQ.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5448376

    Second - do you have a single-stream CableCARD or multi-stream?

    If you are moving this card from a TV, it is most likely an SCard. In most cases, all but the copy-protected channels will work on tuner 0 and all non-encrypted channels will work on tuner 1.

    That said, your best bet is either getting another SCard or replacing the existing SCard with an MCard and getting them paired/validated properly.
     
  3. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    If you only have one s-card the tivo will only use one tuner.
     
  4. sirius

    sirius New Member

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    As always thank you very much for your help. This is a very helpful community
     
  5. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Not true. It's stated that way for support reasons, but it works the way I indicated. (Been there, done that).
     
  6. spiraleyes

    spiraleyes Tivo noob

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    Good info, thanks!
     

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