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Replace SetTop box with Tivo

Replace SetTop box with Tivo

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Bronze Contributor I
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I believe that FIOS is compatible with Tivo.

 

Can I replace the SetTop Box with a Tivo & still get all of my channels (Extreme HD) & local channels & PBS?

 

I'd need a CableCard. How much is that? I think that it's $4.99.

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@pcnerd wrote:

I believe that FIOS is compatible with Tivo.

 

Can I replace the SetTop Box with a Tivo & still get all of my channels (Extreme HD) & local channels & PBS?

 

I'd need a CableCard. How much is that? I think that it's $4.99.


Yes you can replace your set-top box with TiVo and a cable card. You will also get all your channels. Not sure the exact price but it should be around $5. 

Bronze Contributor I
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I read somewhere that if one replaces the settop box with a Tivo, one loses pay-per-view. Do you know if that is still true? I suppose that one also loses the widgets, but I've never used the widgets anyway. It would be nice to keep the pay-per-view, though.

 

Do you know if replacing the settop box with a Tivo violates the contract? I'm retired & I'm looking for ways to save money. My contract expires in May 2019.

 

I would be renting the cable card, right?

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Yes everything that is on the set-top box will be gone. You will be using the TiVo interface. The newer TiVos most likely have similar apps and widgets. If not you could buy a Firestick and that would give you access to On Demand content through the providers apps. I don't think it would be breaking the contract as you are just switching equipment. Yes you do rent the cable card. 

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