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New Owner Questions

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

  1. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    I would like to thank not only those that helped by posting in this thread, but the entire TiVo Community. Many hours were spent over the past few months reading threads, trying to familiarize myself with TiVo. Today's Pro + 2 Mini installation would not have went as smoothly as it did without you all.

    I'm extremely impressed with the initial experience. Just got the 2nd Mini updated and remote control for that TV set.

    Roamio Pro is connected via coax. Chose MoCA network in Guided Setup. No issues at all. Cablecard pairing was painless, (Comcast) and we even have Comcast VOD already. I'm sure it's placebo, but the picture looks a bit clearer/sharper to me. (previously owned Moxi HD DVR)

    Mini #1 install in the great room went without a hitch as well. Connected via Ethernet (from a MoCA adapter connected wireless router)...thanks moyekj. No Comcast VOD yet, and can't remember if it's working on the Mini's or not yet.

    Mini #2 install in the master bedroom was just as easy. Connected via coax only. Smooth, easy, painless to set up.

    Sincere thanks for everyone that helped and chimed in. I hope to be able to pass along some knowledge for other TiVo owners in the future.

    Now it's time to setup some season passes!

    Cordially,
    Jeff Skidmore
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Glad everything turned out well. :)
     
  3. bob61

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    Are there particular specs that are needed for coax splitter for use with Moca? I tried a standard coax 2-way splitter i had laying around and my Mini was unable to get Moca connection. Thanks
     
  4. a1tiguy

    a1tiguy New Member

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    Jeff...new to this thread so please excuse if I ask dumb questions...having a heck of a time getting my Moca network up...I bought three Actiontec adaptors and may have damaged them somehow, so bought three more on the internet (diff brand) just in case...I haven't seen anyone address the host/client switch on the back...can you shed any light there??..let me paint you a picture of my intended network...

    Moca at cable modem, with Premiere XL next to it,ethernet to router

    Roamio base model with Moca in bedroom

    Another Premier XL in den with Moca

    I really need a diagram or explanation of the Moca adaptor wired to the TA, because I'm seeing diagrams explaining to route around the TA and now I'm totally confused...

    Thanks for any help you can give me!! Terry
     
  5. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Plug XL4 at cable modem location into the router with Ethernet and into the coax network via splitter etc. turn on moca bridge in this XL4 and it will provide the moca network to the other devices.

    2nd XL4 just turn on moca no adapter needed.

    Roamio base. Plug it into the Ethernet port of the a actiontec adapter and set the adapter to client mode.

    You need one moca adapter in your setup not three.
     
  6. a1tiguy

    a1tiguy New Member

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    Thanks, but my Premiere is not an XL4 , just an older XL (no moca capability)...I'm pretty sure I can get the host up and running, but am confused as to the wiring diagram at the Roamio (well, and /or the other XL) because of the TA issues...the TA doesn't seem to like the coax going through the adaptor first but am going to need a real simplified explanation of the wiring...also, if and when I get to the point where the adaptors seem to have the correct lights on, do I tell Network settings to assign the IP addy on its own or choose the other "give me the IP addy, subnet mask, etc?
     
  7. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    At the router put the MoCA adapter into host mode. All of the other MoCA adapters are clients. Any time you need something to get a signal without going through the MoCA adapter (like your tuning adapter) you need to split the coaxial cable at the wall outlet, before it goes into the MoCA adapter.

    If you are still having issues you might consider drawing a diagram yourself of what you are doing, starting a new thread with that diagram and asking the experts for opinions, rather than asking the experts to build you a diagram.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Some people have needed to get splitters that handled 1.5Ghz or higher. Although I had no issues with MoCA using 1Ghz splitters. A FiOS supplied eight way splitter and a few of my own two way splitters.
     
  9. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    It's been an extremely busy day and haven't had time to play with the Roamio and Mini's today.

    I did experience something kind of curious though.
    This is in reference to the Pro, which is located in the theater room.
    Added a code the worked to control volume on our AVR.
    But today volume up/down no longer controls the AVR volume. Is there something I'm missing?
    Is there a way to power the AVR on with the Roamio remote? My wife is a HUGE fan of the Roamio remote over the Logitech we currently use. It's a great feeling remote with nice ergonomics.

    Thanks
     
  10. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    It worked and then stopped? Was something else paired after the AVR? I don't have a lot of experience pairing multiple devices but they might need to be paired in the order given on the menu screen... Part 1 (TV), then Part 2 (AVR), Part 3 (TV Input) if needed, etc.
     
  11. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE New Member

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    To be clear here..... If I have a Roamio Plus that is cat5 hardwired and I want to use a Premier in a location that has only coax I will not need any additional hardware. Is this correct? I do not need any additional moca adapters or wireless adapters? Thanks
     
  12. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    What kind of Premiere unit? 2 tuner units don't have built in MoCA. Only the 4 tuner units do.
     
  13. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE New Member

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    2 tuner. So, I will need a moca unit for the Premier location?
     
  14. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Active Member

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    Correct.
     
  15. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE New Member

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    Thank-you. :up:
     
  16. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Not until TiVo builds a universal learning remote for the Roamio.

    I programmed my TiVo remote to control the volume on my Onkyo AVR but it is not possible to power it off or on with the remote, only volume control and mute.
     
  17. bob61

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    Splitter I had on hand was 5-1002MHz, didn't work. I'm on Comcast and this was splitter that had included with one of their self install kits, so presume it to be of reasonable quality. Bought a 1.2Ghz splitter on Ebay that states it's for Coax Moca, hopefully does the job. Thanks.
     
  18. lessd

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    All my Comcast 1000Mhz splitters worked, but I did replaces them with >= 1.2Ghz ones in hopes of getting better reliably, I am using MoCA ch 15, I think your going to have a problem with your new 1.2Ghz splitters if you have a dead MoCA using the 1Ghz splitters, something else may be going on, like a split cable system with an amp you don't know about etc. (MoCA in most cases will not go through a cable amp).
     
  19. bob61

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    Currently have MoCA running fine across my system (Roamio Plus + 3 Mini's). I tapped into the Raomio MoCA client to connect to my TV and wanted to added MoCA connectivity to my Smart TV in the basement (currently running as wireless, so hoped to get wired). I do have am amp, it's just as the service comes into the house. If the MoCA is currently working fine would that amp cause issues when adding a splitter?
     
  20. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Not after the amp, but before the amp could kill the MoCA
     

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