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Poll for TiVo's next line of DVRs

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Apr 24, 2013.

What will Tivo's next line of DVRs be like

Poll closed Mar 17, 2014.
  1. updated 4-tuner cable only model

    10 vote(s)
    7.5%
  2. 6-tuner digital cable only model

    61 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. 6-tuner hybrid DVR (cable & OTA support)

    33 vote(s)
    24.6%
  4. 4-tuner DVR (cable & OTA support)

    27 vote(s)
    20.1%
  5. 7 (or more) tuners of some kind

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  1. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    That must be it. Otherwise, it wouldn't have made any sense to not have MoCA.
     
  2. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    Well (with only one coax input) MoCA certainly couldn't have worked while the TiVo was connected to an OTA antenna.

    Maybe that's why it got left out/disabled. Considered too confusing to have it work on one mode (cable) but not the other (OTA)... <shrug>
     
  3. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    I sense FCC compliance. I've never seen an OTA/Cable device that could support MoCA... How would they ensure that the MoCA isn't active if it's connected to an antenna, but in cable mode?
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Software. On the Elite you can turn MoCa on/off via software and on the Roamio you choose OTA/Cable via software. So it seems easy enough that they could combine those and only allow MoCa to be turned on if the TiVo was setup in cable mode.
     
  5. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    What if someone put it in cable mode while it was connected to an antenna?
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You could do that now by connecting your antenna to the cable port of an Elite/XL4. It's not TiVo's job to prevent misuse.
     
  7. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Less likely though, since it can't be used for antenna at all.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    My point was that I doubt it was any sort of FCC regulation that prevented this.

    My guess is that the Broadcom chipset used in the basic does not support MoCa bridging, only basic MoCa connection similar to the Mini. Adding a MoCa bridge as a separate chip would have been too expensive and having MoCa without bridging would have been confusing and a lot less useful, so they just turned it off and sold it without MoCa.
     
  9. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Could be.
     

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