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Series 3 Verizon FIOS HD compat?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mchad, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    How does this look? I'd use the same settings as you suggested on the Actiontec and the wireless router...unless I don't need to have a static IP (kind of a pain). The only unknown (for me) is the STB connection for my computer (currently using Comcast STB/WinTV HVR950/EyeTV). TIA!

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  2. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    All connections for video are coax so the Actiontec isn't actually connected to anything except your other router and whatever hard-wired Ethernet devices you want to hang off of the Actiontec (via Cat 5/6). You split the coax coming from the ONT - one split goes to the Actiontec - the other to your STB and TiVo(s) via another splitter.
     
  3. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    Got it, thanks...I was concentrating on the network connections...didn't include the coax connections to TiVo's and the STB. Those already exist as well. Thanks very much! :up:
     
  4. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    I was commenting since I saw a CAT5/6 connection from the Actiontec to the STB which doesn't belong. Also the connection from the ONT to the Actiontec is not CAT5/6 - as your footnote/legend suggests.
     
  5. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    Good catch...my mistake. Those connections s/b denoted as Coax. Thanks again!
     
  6. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

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  7. teasip

    teasip Member

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    No problems on my end with putting the AE before the ActionTec with regard to FiOS VOD/guide data, etc..
     
  8. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Try using a set top box for video on demand while simultaneously doing a lot of downloading from a computer. The actiontec will throttle the computer traffic so it doesn't overrun the VoD. But considering how crappy the STBs are too use, it's not like anyone smart enough to rearrange their routers is going to be bothering with the STBs.
     
  9. teasip

    teasip Member

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    Usually not an issue at my house since I don't download a lot of material, and almost never doing so while infrequently watching VOD. For me, the easiest approach was the AE then the AT. I've still got my original NIM100 in the closet for whenever I pull the trigger and give up on the Verizon HD-DVR (waiting on M card availability first in N. Texas). I've even got the attenuator pack in case that is needed as well.
     
  10. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

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    My Fios install on Christmas Eve morning went very well. While the installer and the guy he was training installed the ONT outside, and battery backup and power supply on the inside wall, I installed the Actiontec, HD DVR, and two HD set-top boxes.

    The existing coax that had been connected to the Motorola cable modem (Comcast) was connected to the Actiontec, with cat5 to my Apple Time Capsule. When I went into the Airport utility to connect to the Actiontec, it recognized that the connection to the Time Capsule had changed, gave me a couple of options, including bridge mode which I selected, and we were up and running.

    The cablecard install was a breeze too. I have two M-cards in my S3, and the installer was able to input the data and initialize the cards from his laptop. I re-ran guided setup, and later that evening did see that my season passes were all properly re-mapped to the new channels.

    I have the 20/5 internet service, phone and HD Extreme bundle with the Home Media DVR and two HD set-top boxes, and my S3 with two M-cards and couldn't be more please with the service and the installation.
     
  11. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    Thanks very much for the report...very encouraging! :up:

    How is your PQ? Are you seeing any issues?

    Thanks again, enjoy and happy New Year!
     
  12. Timber

    Timber Active Member

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    This IS very encouraging, I'm about 10 days away from my install (Cox to Verizon.) Is there a way to quickly force the remapping of season passes or does it just happen? :)

    Thanks!

    -=Tim=-
     
  13. Mchero

    Mchero Almost old member

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    Why two M-Cards? I'm running just one M-Card on my Comcast cable.
     
  14. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    S3 - needs 2 cards regardless whether they're single or multi-stream.
     
  15. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Once the new lineup is downloaded and indexed the remapped SPs should be available immediately.
     
  16. Timber

    Timber Active Member

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    I know the tech will make the decision when he comes here but I'm curious about this.

    At the point that phone service hits my house I have two connection mediums to my office which is where my computer is: either coax or Cat5. Which do y'all think they'll use for that connection?

    -=Tim=-
     
  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It's their policy nowadays to use coax. But you should ask them to use cat5.
     
  18. jay_man2

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    It just happened, but it wasn't instantaneous. I don't know how long over a 12 hour period it took after running the Guided Setup.

    There's no way that I found, other than deleting and recreating the season pass, to do it any faster. Since I'm in a lull period, with no shows queued in the To Do list, I could afford to wait.
     
  19. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

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    Exactly. To get two tuner functionality, the S3 needs two cards, whereas the TiVo HD supports one M-card to provide two tuner functionality.
     
  20. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

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    The picture quality is excellent, and I've not experienced any issues. No pixelation or audio dropouts with the S3, like I had with Comcast.

    And the internet service is great, with consistent up and download speeds. No more sharing bandwidth in the neighborhood, like with Comcast. Dedicated bandwidth, same as DSL service.
     

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