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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by IowaGuy, Nov 4, 2013.
Been there, done both. Moca, hands down. No contest. Just works.
Powerline might work.
Moca will work.
MoCa is better, although power line can work.
With us PowerLine is limited because of two separate circuits in the house wiring also MoCA has consistently provided higher speeds.
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.
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.
I love MoCa.
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.
MoCA. Unless you already have Powerline stuff. I'm using Powerline right now for internet to the XL4 and MoCA out to the Minis.
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.
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.
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.
My power line would not stream to my mini box. Moca did the trick. Much faster than the power line adapter.
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.
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.