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What is a Tuning Adapter/TiVo Compatibility

Julia_R Posts: 4,661 Contributor

What is a Tuning Adapter/TiVo Compatibility


A Tuning Adapter is an external box that connects to a CableCARD™ equipped retail device, such as a TiVo HD DVR.  It enables the device to view switched digital video channels. Other CableCARD™ retail devices that are not compatible with the Tuning Adapter require a Time Warner Cable digital converter in order to view “switched” channels.



Do Tuning Adapters work with all models of TiVos?



Currently, Tuning Adapters are compatible with the following devices:

  • TiVo BOLT Series
  • Roamio Series DVRs
  • Premiere Series DVRs
  • Series3 DVRs

For more information on installation from the Tivo Support site please visit


  • Ceton InfiniTV 4 and 6 Multi-Tuner PC Card
  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime
  • ATI TV Wonder
  • HDHomeRun Prime
  • Hauppauge

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