Tivo Model TCD652160...good for digital Cable?

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  1. Joules360

    Joules360 New Member

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    Tivo experts:

    I have been using this Tivo Model TCD652160 for the last 2 years on analog cable and it works great. My cable company is finally getting rid of analog and is scrolling a message daily across the TV channels that to continue service I am going to have to have Digital mini boxes and digital cable. Well, I guess its time to convert...but...before I go with their rental Tivo..I was wondering if my model with a lifetime free subscription can be used for the digital cable as well?

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    Joules360
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    A google search reveals the model has cable card slots, is this correct? If so you should be good to go and would needs cable card from them.
     
  3. Joules360

    Joules360 New Member

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    Yes..it has a single card slot and multicard slot next to it... I guess I need a multicard for 2 tuners?

    Thanks,
    Joules360
     
  4. reneg

    reneg Well-Known Member

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    I use this same model TiVo on Comcast after they switched to all digital. One cable card supports both tuners
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes, it has digital tuners and you will need either a Multi-stream or single stream (most CableCo now only supply Multi).
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    I'm using several of that model, with a cable card in each one since TWC went all digital, and they work about as well as before.

    Google your cable company's name and "cable card" (do cable card in quotes like that) and see if you find anyone talking about getting and using a cable card from that cable company.

    Also Google them and "switched digital video" or "SDV", to see if you'll be forced to use a cable company supplied device called a tuning adapter in addition to a cable card.
     
  7. Joules360

    Joules360 New Member

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    Thank you!
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  8. Joules360

    Joules360 New Member

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    Thank you!
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  9. Joules360

    Joules360 New Member

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    Thank you!
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  10. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

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    I've got an S3, 648 model, with two 2 cable slots. I'm using both slots, with two cable cards, to be able to use both of my tuners.

    Here is a link to TiVo's support page confirming that your S3 652 model is compatible with digital cable.

    https://support.tivo.com/articles/FAQ/TiVo-Service-Number-and-Model-Number-Table#s3

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  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes that model MUST use *2* cable cards, even if its a Multi-stream. It was the first model that has cable card slots. The other 2 Series 3 (652 HD, 658 HD XL) can use 2 single-stream or 1 Multi-stream.
     

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