Tivo Series 3 -> Premiere -> Fios Cable Card?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by NJRonbo, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo New Member

    Jun 3, 2005


    Hi everyone!

    After 2 short years my Tivo Series 3 HD started
    acting up. Picture Freeze when watching shows
    I recorded. I take it the hard drive was slowly failing.

    So, I just ordered the Tivo Premiere. Not especially
    happy since I know how sluggish those new Tivos are.

    Anyhow, sorry, off track here. My question...

    I have a Verizon Fios "M" card.

    Can I simply take it out of my Series 3 and pop it in
    the new Premiere and expect it to work?

    Or do I have to call Verizon and have it activated for
    the new unit?

    Thanks in advance
  2. caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    Some where...
    Since you have Fios it should be ok they do not pair the cards
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    1. You can probably repair the old unit, with a new hard drive.
    2. The Premiere is not slow. It is much faster than the older models. What's slow is the HDUI. If you don't like it -- turn if off. Running in the "classic" mode, the Premiere works exactly like your old TiVo, but noticeably faster.
    3. AFAICT, Fios does pair their cards now, at least some of the time. There's probably no harm in trying a swap, but don't be surprised if you have to call Verizon in the end.
  4. High Technology

    High Technology Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    Worked fine for me a couple of weeks ago. Just take the M card out of the old Tivo and put it into the new one. Go through the guided setup and if your channels come in, then you're good to go.

    If nothing comes in, then your card is paired on your account and you'll need to call FiOS to see how to proceed.
  5. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo New Member

    Jun 3, 2005


    It worked exactly that way. Thanks guys.

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