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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by skid71, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure. I use this setup myself, as do several others on this forum. I have a router and Moca adapter together in the attic, feeding a Mini in the bedroom and Plus in the family room over coax. I then use the ethernet from the Plus to feed an Apple TV and BluRay by ethernet through a switch. Works great!
     
  2. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    This is great news. Thanks for the confirmation. Did you have your Plus setup as a MoCA client or bridge in setup?

    Do you think the Mini would work behind a tv or is line of sight a necessity? The remote that is.
     
  3. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    This sometimes happens when too many people are helpful. They mean well but it creates confusion. Lol.

    I'll bottom-line it: If you have a moca adapter at the router/modem location and the Pro is set up to use that moca network, the Pro's ethernet port CAN be used to daisy chain other devices or a switch. (My blu-ray player is connected to my Roamio Plus, for example.) The Plus/Pro is a moca client in this case. (In case you were wondering, the Mini ethernet port can't be used for other devices, just the DVR's can.)

    The Mini remote might work with it behind the TV if the IR can bounce off the wall behind the TV or something, but otherwise it'll need line of sight or an IR adapter. Tivo sells an IR adapter on their site if you want to hide the Mini. They also sell wall/TV mount/IR adapter kits if you prefer:

    https://tivo.com/shop/detail/ir-adapter
    https://tivo.com/shop/detail/ir-adapter-wall
     
  4. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Much, much appreciated Sir. Now I just have to wait for delivery. I'll probably be back asking more questions. Thanks again BJO.
     
  5. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    No sweat. To answer your other questions from this morning... You'll have to activate the boxes yourself. Activate all of them online asap (you'll select your payment option here too), and then physically setup the Pro first since the Minis will need a fully functioning "Host" to work.
     
  6. swerver

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    I figured I'd need an IR blaster for my mini resting behind a tv mounted on the wall, but as it turned out, my remote could hit the mini just fine without it. I put the mini right above the tv mounting bracket, facing up, with the front just a couple inches below the top of the tv. I'm glad it worked out that way, because the mini only has one usb port and I'm planning to eventually move my slide remote (which also requires a usb port) to that tv when the new slide comes out.
     
  7. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    After going through Guided Setup on the Pro, should I wait 24 hours before connecting and going through Guided Setup on the Mini's?
     
  8. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    If you have activated service on all of them ahead of time (24 hours in advance) that really should not be necessary. Having said that, sometimes you need to do force reconnects and reboots on host TiVo and Minis to get things working properly.
     
  9. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    This is true but when I connected my HDTV to the Roamio Ethernet port the HDTV connected without problems, but when I went to the Roamio view network it did not show the MoCA connection diag, just the Ethernet information, I like to see the number of MoCA connections and power for each so I connected my HDTV by its built in WiFi and removed the Roamio Ethernet and now can see all the MoCA information on the Roamio.
     
  10. GreyhoundR

    GreyhoundR New Member

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    Bullhead...
    Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, I could not find the answer easily searching the forums or the net.

    What version of the MoCA spec is the Roamio? the 1.1 270 Mb/s spec or the 2.0 400+ Mb/s spec?

    Thanks.
     
  11. Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

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  12. GreyhoundR

    GreyhoundR New Member

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    Bullhead...
    Thanks so much, that's helpful to know as I plan out a new network.
     
  13. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    It comes down to what shows up in your Tivo.com account. At first there will be a message saying to wait up to 24 hours for activation of your Pro to complete. It could be shorter than that. So just keep an eye on your account. That's basically it.

    You can physically connect the Minis anytime you want. You'll just hit a wall if you go through the guided setup too early and may have to power cycle it to restart it later (no biggie).
     
  14. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Expecting delivery tomorrow from UPS.

    I'm going to proceed with hookup on the Mini's, but wait on the Guided Setup until sometime Saturday. Thanks for the tip on keeping an eye on my TiVo account. I've got a little checklist of what to do and in what order. I only have to work 2 hours tomorrow. And then the fun begins.

    I was able to sell our Moxi whole-home setup, combine that with winnings from a contest to pay for the Roamio Pro, 2 Mini's and service for all three.

    Pretty blessed and extremely excited to see that brown truck tomorrow.

    See you tomorrow.

    Skid
     
  15. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    I could use some help if possible.
    I'm installing a Mini at the location where the coax from the outlet is connected to a MoCA adapter (Coax in), then MoCA adapter (Coax Out) is connected to the cable modem.

    But now I'm left without a coax run for the Mini.

    Do I need to split the coax coming from MoCA adapter (coax out)?

    Or can the Mini be connected by an Ethernet cable only? In this case the Ethernet cable is connected to the MoCA adapter.

    I'm a little fuzzy on this one.
    Sure appreciate the help.

    Skid

    Off to connect the Roamio Pro and go through guided setup.
     
  16. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    What is plugged into that MoCA adapter? What is it doing? The Mini has its own moca adapter.
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If the Mini is sitting by a router then you don't need MoCA for it - connect it by ethernet to router switch. You don't need to use coax at all for the Mini in your situation.
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Northern...
    Or put a splitter in if you want and use MoCA.
     
  19. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Sorry, I should have just asked, "Is it ok to connect a Mini via Ethernet instead of coax?"

    I was trying to paint a picture and failed miserably.

    Please excuse my absence. I've been playing with new toys.
     
  20. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Thank you for this post. This is what I was looking for. I would also like to thank you for KMTTG. I haven't had time to thoroughly research it, however reading about KMTTG lead me to DVR Commander. Now THAT is good stuff.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge.

    Skid
     

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