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AV Jack Wiring?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by k2ue, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. sathead

    sathead Member

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    I know I'm replying to an old post- but I needed this info yesterday to connect my new Roamio (base model) to a small TV by our treadmill that only has composite video and figured I'd confirm this info.

    Anyway, the diagram above is accurate for making your own A/V Breakout cable for the Roamio (base model).
    I used an old Slingbox A/V cable I had laying around- I cut the leads in the middle of the cable and rewired according to the above diagram. As soon as I connected it to the Roamio I got video and stereo audio on the small TV (while the HDMI to the main TV remained active).
     
  2. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Is there a way to use this or a similar cable to get component out on a Roamio base model? I am thinking about getting a slingbox 350 and it would definitely help
     
  3. SugarBowl

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    Roamio base does not have a way to get component out. Only composite.

    You can get a mini though, and connect it to the Roamio base, and get component out of the mini.
     
  4. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    That's a good idea. I'm deciding between this option ($86 on amazon + $150 lifetime) or just reselling my base Roamio to pick up a Roamio Plus.
     
  5. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    You'd be better served getting the mini because then you could watch separate programs on each device, especially while streaming with the Slingbox. I also did hear if you get the Slingbox 500 and use certain active hdmi splitters that will do the hdcp handshake, then you can use one leg of that to connect using hdmi without copy protection worries.
     
  6. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Thanks. With a base roamio (MOCA-less), I'd have to figure out how to get the Mini and a Slingbox 350 connected to my network from an adjacent room...
     
  7. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I'd use Ethernet or moca to do that. What choice of connections do you have in that room? (Ethernet, coaxial, etc.)
     
  8. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Coax is probably the closest, but I would need to find a way to get the Slingbox 350 hooked up via ethernet as well (unless I get some kind of hub to share the bedroom's Moca between a Mini and the Slingbox).

    I'm considering getting a Roamio Plus to save myself the hassle of buying extra MoCa adapters and the like. Hopefully a holiday deal on the Mini will arrive ($200 or less with lifetime) so I can eventually pick one up.
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    It sounds like moca is your best bet then. Yes you'd need an Ethernet switch in the room connected to the Moca's Ethernet jack to share the Internet connection between both devices. Even if you got the plus/pro with built in moca, you would still need a moca adapter in the bedroom because the mini won't act as a moca bridge that you can connect the Slingbox to. If you went straight moca to the mini then there'd be no connection available for the slingbox.
     
  10. bayern_fan

    bayern_fan New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. Would it be possible to daisy-chain the mini's ethernet port to the Slingbox?

    On a side note, if I do in fact keep the base model what do you guys think I should buy with regards to MoCA and the like? (bridge, adapter, POE filter etc)
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No you can't "daisy-chain" the sling from the mini. That's what I was saying about the mini not being a moca bridge. It would be awesome if it were. I still prefer the plus/pro if you can swing it. It still would save you from buying an extra moca adapter, stream, larger hard drive and many other extra goodies. Poe filter is probably a good idea as well.
     
  12. todd_j_derr

    todd_j_derr Member

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    FYI, back on the original topic, in a pinch you can use a stereo audio cable (stereo 1/8" -> 2 RCA) for composite and mono audio (actually I haven't checked to see if I'm really getting mono out or just the left channel but it doesn't matter that much)

    I had a bunch of 1/8 -> 3 RCA cables but after checking with my meter they all had the ground in the wrong place so I would have had to cut them up and rewire them. Then I found this stereo cable, which was fine except the "ground" and "red" parts are effectively shorted together since that ring is longer. I wasn't sure if that would be a problem but it seems to work fine. The white RCA plug is video and red is audio.

    I'm probably going to buy a new TV sometime (it's my last CRT!) so I didn't want to shell out for the real cable.
     
  13. taynt3d

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