Switching from Bolt to Edge on Fios

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by rfa5, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. rfa5

    rfa5 New Member

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    What is involved in switching from my Bolt to a new Edge? I took the plunge as I needed the 6 tuners as my Bolt has only 4. Will I have to go through an activation process after swapping my CableCard from the Bolt to the Edge (I'm using Fios)? I remember 3 years ago when I first activated the CableCard with the Bolt, I did the whole procedure online and it was painless.
     
  2. rmilchman

    rmilchman New Member

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    I just switched from a romeo to edge, also on FIOS. I have no pay channels all I had to do was move the cablecard and everything worked.
     
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  3. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    If you have pay channels you would need to/want to call in and get the cable card re-authorized to work with the new TiVo. It's pretty painless. Normally requires calling in during "regular" business hours. If you go to "cable card diagnostics" menu you can find the number you'd need to call. Might take 15 mins to a half-hour, including the waiting time depending on how busy they are when you try to call in. Actual time required once you get past the wait is minimal.
     
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  4. rmilchman

    rmilchman New Member

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    Apparently I was wrong. My son just tried to watch FS1 and received an error.
     
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  5. FiosUser

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    I just went from a cable card on Fios from an S3 to an Edge. I did nothing. Just plugged in the card into the Edge that I took out of the S3 and ran guided setup and it all worked first try.
     
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