Upgrading and switching to cable

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by kturcotte, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Oct 3, 2015 #1 of 13
    kturcotte

    kturcotte Active Member

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    I have the basic Roamio that allows cable and OTA. I'm switching to cable and also want to upgrade my hard drive. Which should I do first? If I get the cable card paired and then swap hard drives, do I have to call Time Warner and repair, or will the Tivo just automatically take care of everything?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2015 #2 of 13
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    It's best to upsize the HDD first. When it's happy, you can go cable. Check your MBT before and after. There should not be any significant change. Have you decided on a drive? There's a thread on this operation. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=507695

    What's the opposite of a cord cutter? ;)
     
  3. Oct 3, 2015 #3 of 13
    kturcotte

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    After reading around on the forum, I'm probably going to get the Western Digital WD30EURX. Opposite of a cord cutter? Lol I was paying $65 a month for internet, and they offered to throw in 200 channels, Showtime, and the cable card for an extra $25 for the first year. After the first year they'll offer me the same price or I'll cancel.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2015 #4 of 13
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Popular (and good) choice. It's pretty easy with the right tools. The lid is a bit of a challenge, but it doesn't break easily.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2015 #5 of 13
    snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    Cord splicer?
     
  6. Oct 3, 2015 #6 of 13
    gespears

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    Someone who's come to their senses or won the lottery? JK
     
  7. Oct 5, 2015 #7 of 13
    krkaufman

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    I've had good luck sliding the edge of an old credit card around the base Roamio, starting from the opening on the back panel. And, ironically, I just upgraded a base Roamio to 3TB, yesterday, for use with an OTA antenna, and opened the case using one of those fake pre-paid plastic cards you get in the mail all the time -- except this one was a $150 pre-paid offer from Comcast/Xfinity. Thanks, Comcast, for helping me get my Roamio setup for OTA!
     
  8. Oct 7, 2015 #8 of 13
    FitzAusTex

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    I've had the best luck by, after removing the small screw on the back, by pushing from both the right and left sides inward. This makes the top cover bulge upwards slightly, and allowed me multiple times to more easily "pop" the clips holding the top to the chassis. YMMV.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2015 #9 of 13
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    cable gobbler... ???
     
  10. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Hey now, this is a family-friendly website.
     
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Just reporting from the Internets... (reference)
     
  12. BruceShultes

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    He's just getting ready for Thanksgiving. :D
     
  13. unitron

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    Go buy some guitar picks of varying thicknesses, at least two of each, for getting into snap together shells like external hard drive enclosures, remotes, etc.
     

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