Verizon Fios deploying M cards yet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by WTFover, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Jeff_Gomes

    Jeff_Gomes New Member

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    Just got FIOS install in Tampa Area (Brandon) as well. Installer came with 2 x Single Stream cards. When I asked about Multi-Stream Cards (labeled MCARD), he said he had never seen them...and this was the first CableCard install he had done. Install went flawless..and installer asked alot of questions about TiVo and how he could get one.
     
  2. i2k

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    Has anyone got M-Cards from FIOS?
     
  3. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Verizon hasn't taken any new shipments of S-CARDs in more than a year. Motorola halted production of S-CARDs back in April/May, 2008.

    Verizon deployed M-CARDs to most service areas last fall. All service areas have them as of last spring (regardless of what the person over the phone says).

    That doesn't mean that Verizon tosses away the old S-CARDs. If a customer returns two S-CARDs, then those are on the truck for another customer.
     
  4. innocentfreak

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    Yeah my friend's installer brought S-cards and came out the next day with a M-card. When I called to order, I asked them to notate it. I also had them notate it when I spoke to the installation department to confirm my installation two days prior just in case and they brought out a M-card.
     
  5. Corran Horn

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    Whoa, I must have been in a coma because I thought the Series3/TivoHD didn't work at all with FiOS.
     
  6. innocentfreak

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    Nope works fine now. Maybe you were mixing up AT&T's Uverse and Fios?
     
  7. aaronwt

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    Kind of hard to mix up the crap Uverse serves with FIOS.
     
  8. innocentfreak

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    Well once you have used one I agree, but before I had read much on Uverse I assumed it was AT&Ts version of Fios. It wasn't until recently that I even knew Tivo didn't work with it but then Uverse isn't an option locally so I never looked into it.
     
  9. TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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    I wouldn't trust anything Verizon tells you over the phone. I had FIOS techs come out twice specifically to install Cablecards, and both times they didn't bring any Cablecards. The ones they eventually brought were M-cards, but it doesn't make a difference to me because I have a S3.
     
  10. prisaz

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    Well I am out of Verizon VHO4 in Maryland and that office does know the difference. Most techs carry both but run out of M-Cards quickly because some users are traiding in their S-Cards. Some TVs that do not do multiple channels at the same time will not handle the M-Card. Other TVs that will do PIP handle the M-Card just fine. My TIVO works great with the M-Card.
     
  11. Squeege96

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    While completely agree about not trusting the people on the phone from Verizon, I want to put a good word in for the techs. I had a botched install - the scheduler cancelled my installation and never told the technician. He wired everything, called into activate it, and was told that it couldn't be done due to a "conflict in their system." The poor guy had to undo all the work that he had done, and had to come back a week later.

    As far as the cable cards go, most techs do not have a lot of experience with TiVos (at least that was my impression with the 2 techs that I dealt with here in Richmond.) They were both told repeatedly by their home office that I should only need 1 M Card per unit; I kept explaining that I had two types of HD boxes, and that they had different requirements. Eventually, it all worked out, but I felt like I had to hold their hands a LOT.

    Anyways, FiOS is great! Good Luck!:up:
     
  12. subspace100

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    So my FiOS install is scheduled for Sep 15th. I told them I need TWO cable cards and this was noted on the order. After reading this thread I just realized that there are two different types of cable cards (S & M). I have a Series3 HD TiVo that is about 2 1/2 years old. Currently I have two Comcast CCs (don't know what type). Can anyone answer two questions for me:

    1. As long as I get two cable cards, does it matter if they're S or M type? UPDATE****Nevermind about this one*****I just read from the CC FAQ that two cards (in any combination) will work fine in my TiVo.

    2. I have a ton of saved shows on my TiVo currently. Will replacing the Comcast CCs with the Verizon CCs force me to delete my saved shows?

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!
     
  13. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    No, it will not.
     
  14. cmshep222

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    Not only will you keep your Saved shows...all your Season Passes will automatically re-map to the Fios channels.
     

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