OTA to CableCard

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Flyinace2000, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Flyinace2000

    Flyinace2000 Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    I am going to be switching my TivoHD from OTA to CableCard. Is there anything special i need to know besides, install, activate, re-run guided setup?


  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    No.. and I think you can rerun most of the guided setup (tell it "I'll add cablecards later") now. IIRC, it will still take a long time when you add cablecards, just not as long as it would have.
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Activate is the key because you will need to call the cable company rep and that is always a roll of the dice. Make sure that you are on the CableCard screen that has all of the card numbers, MAC addresses, etc. because the cable rep will need to know those. Typical failure mode is that you get all of the SD analog channels (if your cable provider transmits those - mine does) but not the digital SD or the HD channels. Good luck.

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