Switching Cable Cards

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by letnes, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. letnes

    letnes New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    If I put a new Cable Card in my Tivo Roamio will I lose access to my recorded shows?

  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...

    Well, you might damage the HDD if you swap cards with power applied. Don't do that.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
  3. letnes

    letnes New Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    Thanks, JoeKustra

    I am in the process of switching from Fios to Xfinity and wanted to make sure I could still watch the shows I have recorded.
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  4. mbernste

    mbernste Active Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    Piscataway, NJ
    I went in the other direction (but from Optimum) 11 months ago. It's just a matter of swapping the cards (TiVo doesn't need to be powered off as PCMCIA cards are hot swappable), pairing the new card, and redoing guided setup. It's a fairly straightforward process. All recorded shows will stay, just the guide data for the recorded show from the legacy provider might show a wrong channel number.

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