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Mine arrives Tuesday, a few simple questions

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by midas, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    If you call up the cable company and tell them what you are doing, they MIGHT be able to send someone out to help you install it in a place that it will work effectively, depending on what kind of wiring setup the building has. They don't want your Moca signals leaking out and possibly causing problems for your neighbors anymore than you do.
     
  2. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Interesting idea. I'm sure I'd pay for a truck roll, but it would be worth it.
     
  3. ncfoster

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    I know when I was back in school, the folks at my apartment complex let me into the room with all of the TV and network wiring. I forget why, but it wasn't a big deal. I am sure that would be a YMMV situation, but depending on the size of the complex and their level of sophistication, they may have seen things like this before, and do it for you/let you accompany them to do the job.

    Depending on the layout of your current and future homes, you also have the option of starting the MoCA connection at the router with a MoCA adapter.

    Also, I don't think I saw you specify which model of Roamio you ordered. If it happens to be the base model, it does not have a MoCA bridge, so using MoCA would require either an adapter like this, or a router that incorporated MoCA.
     
  4. midas

    midas I heard that

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    I was going to buy the Plus and upgrade the HD, but Amazon had the Pro for only $523 so I just went with that.

    As far as the apartment building, I'm leery. It's a 55+ senior living building. I don't envision too many tech savvy folks living there. I could be wrong, after all, I'm moving in there.
     
  5. mae

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    The three apartment buildings I've worked on in the past 20 years (my mom's, son's and daughter's) had a home run from the distribution room to behind one of the wall jacks and a splitter there to the other room drops. It wouldn't make sense for all the drops to go to distribution, since a hookup would be more complicated.

    Try looking behind all the plates, and if you find the main feed and splitter, you can put the POE filter between the main drop and the splitter.
     
  6. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Wow, that would be awesome. Thinking about it, it does make more sense to do it that way.
     
  7. midas

    midas I heard that

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    So I'm off to a rousing start. Defective cablecard. Tivo doesn't see card at all. Now I have to wait for the Comcast offices to open tomorrow morning.
     
  8. marklyn

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    Yep, those cable cards can be problematic. I went through 3 of them and two tuning adapters, but with all the pain and problems I had, it was never Tivo's fault.
     
  9. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    Yeah, that happens. I honestly believe that when someone brings back a defective CableCard, they just turn around and hand it back out to the next person who walks in the door asking for one. Next time you go, I suggest you ask for AT LEAST 2 of them, then just take one back later. Hang in there though, your persistence will be rewarded in the end.
     
  10. midas

    midas I heard that

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    Got the replacement cablecard this morning and everything now seems to be working. Still have a little tweaking to do. But at least it looks like all 6 tuners are working.

    There are a few things that don't seem to be working. I don't see the option to make the info banner go away quickly. And the right arrow doesn't change the size of the info banner. But the Minis seem to be working so that's good.
     

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