Planning to downgrade cable - setup before or after?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by CorinaB, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. CorinaB

    CorinaB New Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    I have a series2 DT, and it is my first time using TiVo, so there is a lot I don't understand about how it works! I plan to downgrade to Limited Basic Cable (only local channels) as soon as my TiVo is set up and ready to take over for my current Comcast DVR. Should I wait until the cable is downgraded to put in all my season passes and stuff? Or will TiVo get confused when the available channels change, and fail to record my shows?

    I realise the cable box is another issue, but I have been trying to set the TiVo up in a room that doesn't have one (only has Basic Cable, which is different from Limited Basic), so that I can do as much setting up as possible in advance.

  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    Just tell it you have basic cable now.
  3. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    Also remember that if you set up a season pass for a channel that won't be available on "limited Basic", the channel won't be there for the TiVo to record. (It won't even be in the TiVo's list of channels.)
  4. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

    Aug 12, 2002
    Arecibo, PR
    To be clear, rerunning Guided Setup does not harm your season passes.
  5. CorinaB

    CorinaB New Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Thanks, guys! I set up all my season passes (and yes, gastrof, I did thankfully remember not to set any for channels I'm losing!).

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