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My Roamio doesn't have "Allow Live TV on other devices"

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bennynocheese, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. bennynocheese

    bennynocheese New Member

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    Just unpacked my new Roamio and Mini... both are connected to same network via Ethernet. But Mini could not find Roamio. Went to settings on Roamio to turn on the "Allow Live TV on other devices" option per the instructions, but it does not appear under Settings & Messages > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices, or anywhere else for that matter.

    Any ideas? OS version seems to be up to date based on reading other threads.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Member

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    It is unnecessary on the Roamio. It is automatic. I called TiVo and asked this very question
     
  3. bennynocheese

    bennynocheese New Member

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    Thanks for the quick replies... well then I'm completely stumped as to why the Mini can't detect the Roamio then. They are both on the same network and subnet, connected via Ethernet, but the Mini refuses to recognize that there is a compatible host device available...
     
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Are you able to try connecting using MoCA?
     
  5. bearcat2000

    bearcat2000 Member

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    I'd use Moca as it at least in my house is light years faster than my Ethernet...which is gigabit (although tivo doesn't use that, only 100)
     
  6. bennynocheese

    bennynocheese New Member

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    OK, switched to MoCA and all is right with the world. Can't believe I've never tried it before... so much easier!

    Thanks all!!
     
  7. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    The Roamio does support 1Gbps Ethernet, as does the Premiere 4, Elite, and XL4. Only the 2 tuner Premiere and older gen models don't.
     
  8. tivaulo

    tivaulo New Member

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    how about the mini?
     
  9. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Yes the Mini also has gigabit. I had to double check before I mentioned it.
     
  10. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    The Roamio Basic does not support gigabit, just 10/100.
     
  11. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

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    Wait a minute. Does the Mini only work with Moca? That can't be right.
     
  12. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    No, mine is on gigabit Ethernet.
     
  13. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    MoCA is in no way faster than gigabit Ethernet. It could potentially be marginally faster than 100 Mbps Ethernet (although I wouldn't bet on it).
     
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    From a user perspective there should be no difference. I've had both of my Minis on MoCA for several months. The other night I switched them back to the Ethernet connection in preparation for my Roamio Pro and the removal of my Elites. They are both working the same as before. I don't notice a difference.
     
  15. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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  16. TC25D

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  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The MoCa spec lists it at 200Mbps but in the real world it typically hits 110-120. So it is a bit better then 10/100, which typically peaks around 85, but not a lot.
     
  18. tivaulo

    tivaulo New Member

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    Thanks JWhites.

    Wait! Are you talking about MoCa speeds or ethernet?

    Because according to this page https://www.tivo.com/shop/roamio#tab1 under Specifications they all have "Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mbps)"

    I see you wrote that the box states 10/100, but I've seen boxes with the wrong info before. One of the Samsung Galaxy comes to mind.
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That page is wrong. The basic Roamio is 10/100 only. The Plus/Pro have gigabit.
     

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