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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by skid71, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    I hate to sound like a broken record, but I really appreciate everyone's time and help with this.

    I know a single cable runs underground to this "junction" box on the south side of the house. I'll go out tomorrow and see if I can access the interior of the box and see what's going on inside. I don't have a basement, and I don't believe there are any cables on the outside of the house.

    Our home was built in 2009. Spring 2010 we moved in. None of the coax outlets at that time "worked" or were "hot". Sorry for the lack of correct terminology. Comcast is our provider. (heard bad things about UVerse picture quality) At that time the installer came out and terminated (is that correct?) a coax outlet downstairs. He also terminated(?) the coax outlet above the fireplace. Some months later the master bedroom coax outlet was terminated, along with one of our guest bedrooms upstairs.

    At one time we were using a SiliconDust HD HomeRun and I was ignorant enough to have a 4-way split downstairs. At that time an amp was installed by Comcast in the garage (think of where the junction box is on the outside of the house and the amp was installed on the other side of the wall in the garage).

    None of these time when Comcast came out did anyone install any cable inside the walls or anything. They only took the plate off the coax outlets and did something and put the plate back on. Only took a couple of minutes tops.

    A number of months ago, we decommissioned the desktop downstairs, removed the 4-way splitter and moved the modem, wireless router, and a MoCA adapter to the location above the fireplace.

    Please excuse my simple descriptions and terminology.

    With all this being said, the network is reliable, I would really llke to get the POE filter installed properly to secure the network and hopefully gain some efficiency.

    So tomorrow I'll take a look at the junction box outside and see if I can take some pics and post them.

    Thanks again
    Enjoy your hoops and have a great weekend.

    Skid
     
  2. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    Skid you have no idea how much I wish I was local to so I could help set everything up for you. You might also want to take a look at this thread for more Comcast support. http://www.dslreports.com/forum/tvcomcast
     
  3. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    I was able to open up the Comcast box on the outside of the house.
    The orange coax connects to (possibly a POE filter?), then the white coax from that device goes into the splitter. Is there a way to check and see if that connector is a filter?
     

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  4. GBL

    GBL covert opiniative

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    that's just a ground connector - notice the the green ground wire.

    how many splits does the splitter provide?

    And where does the black one go? Take a closeup of the orange/red label.
     
  5. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Ok, will do. It'll have to wait until our snowstorm is finished. Grrr.... This time last year I already mowed the lawn 4 or 5 times.

    That's how much of a n00b I am. Didn't know green was for ground. Oh well, gotta keep learning.

    Thanks for the reply.
    Skid
     
  6. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Got in a few more shots in the snow.
    I'm thinking that the black coax cable runs to the amp on the opposite side of the wall (garage)?

    Looks like it's split 6 ways?

    Sorry for the pictures, I don't have a "real" camera.
     

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  7. GBL

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    the black coax is just a power supply - it connects to a wall wart in an outlet.

    Does six match the number of coax outlets you have in use? If so, then you have found the "connection center" and any filter would go in between the white coax and the splitter (amplifier). However, since it's the cable company's box, I'd definitively talk to them first before installing anything.
     
  8. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    I'll get in touch with Comcast and see if they can install the filter.
    Sure appreciate your help. Yes, six splits make sense. Four bedrooms, livingroom upstairs, and theater room downstairs.

    When the techs come out and remove the coax outlet plate, what exactly are they doing to make that outlet useable?

    I'm very excited about entering the TiVo world, I hope that new hardware is coming later this year and that our Moxi setup can last that long.

    Regards,
    Skid
     
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    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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  10. skid71

    skid71 Member

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    Good evening all,
    Installed the POE filter without issue. If Comcast doesn't like it, I'll just play stupid. Wouldn't be a stretch if you asked my wife.

    Wish I could find a good way to test the network now that the filter is installed.

    Thanks very much for all that took the time to post and help.

    Regards,
    Skid
     

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