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FS had a great deal on 430PVR's. I am going to be getting Optik TV in a couple of weeks so I am getting everything ready. I have 2 HD TV's. I know that only one PVR can operate as a master and the other has to be a slave. I thought that buying another 430 for the same price as 330 was a great idea. I know that the hard drive in one is going to get full fast, can I then switch, making the other the master and the one that is full the slave and then switch them back when I want to catch up on TV shows during the rerun season? If I can't do that. It is still worth keeping that as the slave and making it a master if anything goes wrong with the original master. (I hope you understand, very confusing) Do you forsee any problems?:confused:

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It won't work. Telus will only issue one 430 reg code per account. You cannot enter a 330 code into a 430.

If you do somehow manage to get 2 430 codes, then I'm not sure how things will work. I did get an order once with 2 430 codes, and I asked around to see if anyone knew what would happen. Some people thought that it wouldn't work, some people thought that the 430 would just act as a 330, and some thought that the 330s would only record/view one of the PVRs and the other one would work independently. As far as I know, nobody on the board has tried this, although I don't read every post. I think if you get that far, you'd be in uncharted territory.
 

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@lida1111, you definitely can't switch PVRs back and forth. Telus officially supports 1 430 PVR per home, however there have been a few posts where people have been able to get a second PVR activated to work as a non-PVR set-top-box. There's no guarantee Telus will activate a second PVR, since it's not a straight-forward process.

A 430 PVR can hold up to 115 hours of HD programming or 295 hours of standard definition programming, which should be enough for most people.
 

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I have two 430's hooked up.

I can't tell which one is doing the recording though.

If someone can tell me how I will test it out.

I think that it is working as a 430/330 combo.

Bought them both from BB on the one night sale for $99 each. $50 each credited to my account. Installer had never done two 430's before so he didn't know if it would even work. My account was set up by staff in Calgary retentions where apparently 2 pvr's are acceptable because they said nothing about it when signing me up.
 

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The first 430 registered during installation becomes the designated PVR. You can tell which is the master by pausing live TV shortly after a channel change. If it lets you then it's the master.
 
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