Adding older TIVO premiere box to Xfinity Digital Cable question
I bought a used/new in box Tivo Premiere 4 DVR box to use DVR capability with my Xfinity digital cable service that I have. I was told by xfinity that many of their customers use Tivo DVR boxes and don't pay for the monthly service that Tivo offers and almost forces people to get to be able to use one of their boxes. The whole point of me buying my own DVR and using it with my xfinity service is to save the 10 bucks a month that xfinity charges for their DVR service.
Xfinity is providing me with a cable card to put into the Tivo box at no charge and they said that's all I will need to be able to use my DVR box with their service. I just wanted to ask you fine folks if there will be any issues when I hook this Tivo box up without Tivo's service and the fact that the software on the Tivo box im sure is a little older since this DVR box was purchased a few years back, but never hooked up or used by anyone. Does anyone know any tricks that I could use (legal of course) to be able to just update the firmware on the Tivo box if necessary so it will be up to date? (If I even need to do that in the first place)
Thanks in advance for all your help. Take care and stay safe :-)