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MoCa or Powerline?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by IowaGuy, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Nov 4, 2013 #1 of 25
    IowaGuy

    IowaGuy New Member

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    Your thoughts?
     
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    jcthorne

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    Been there, done both. Moca, hands down. No contest. Just works.
     
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    socrplyr

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    Generally.
    Powerline might work.
    Moca will work.
     
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    poppagene

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    MoCa.
     
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    rifleman69

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    MoCa is better, although power line can work.
     
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    mdscott

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    MoCA

    With us PowerLine is limited because of two separate circuits in the house wiring also MoCA has consistently provided higher speeds.
     
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    Lenonn

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    Definitely MoCa.
     
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    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    I bought a Moca, and it only works with some of my TiVos. It's possible that it has to be physically not too far from my router, but I'm just guessing.
     
  10. Beryl

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    Powerline worked fine but started to be slower than wifi. I now have Ethernet drops but if I had to start over somewhere and couldn't install Ethernet, I'd go with MoCA.

    I now have a bunch of Powerline adapters destined to the Goodwill bin.
     
  11. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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  12. Tex94

    Tex94 New Member

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    Definitely MOCA. I have used powerline for years but speed fluctuates too much and it can get unstable. Since switching to MOCA I have had zero issues.
     
  13. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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  14. Bigg

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    MoCA. Unless you already have Powerline stuff. I'm using Powerline right now for internet to the XL4 and MoCA out to the Minis.
     
  15. untfan

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    MoCA. You may have to purchase adapters for older devices, but newer mid-tier and higher devices have it built-in. The throughput is far higher in a MoCA system.
     
  16. Coffee

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    MoCA is suggested for multiple devices. Powerline probably for just one. The issue is that it costs $90 for two MoCA adapters. If your DVR doesn't have a built-in adapter, it will cost $90 to get it connected via MoCA. Powerline adapters can cost around $30/pair. I use a pair of powerline adapters and I have not noticed any problems.

    If you have several DVRs that you want to connect, or if your DVR has a built-in MoCA adapter, go MoCA.
     
  17. Beryl

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    I didn't see the obvious mentioned -- with MoCA you need coax and Powerline only needs an electrical outlet. Even though I have Ethernet drops in my house, I've decided to hang on to my Poweline adapters for the areas where Powerline is the best option.
     
  18. ffsteve61

    ffsteve61 New Member

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    My power line would not stream to my mini box. Moca did the trick. Much faster than the power line adapter.
     
  19. timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    I think I'm going to try again this evening to plug my MOCA adapter into my kitchen TiVo to see if it still won't work there. If it still doesn't, hopefully I can find a newsgroup to help me troubleshoot it. It keeps losing its wifi signal, and also with all my wife's video transferring she does, it'd be mighty nice if I could get MOCA to work there.
     
  20. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Yeah, using it to go to a Mini makes no sense, since everything has MoCA built in. I use it in my setup to get the internet downstairs, and then the TiVos are connected together using MoCA. So my network is made out of Ethernet, Wifi A/B/G/N, Powerline, and MoCA.
     

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