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stream is not convenient

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by joy_division, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If the TiVo is an Elite/XL4 you don't even need that, those units have built in MoCa support. If it's a standard Premiere then yes you just need the one adapter at the TiVo end to convert from MoCa to Ethernet.

    Dan
     
  2. ducker

    ducker New Member

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    Yep... I'm a standard 2 tuner Premier owner.. bummer :)

    Thanks for the feedback all!
     
  3. ALK3011

    ALK3011 New Member

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    I have DSL so the cable coming into the room where my router (airport) is, is going directly to a tv.

    Question 1. Can I use a splitter, split the cable signal there and put one part to the tv and one part on the MoCa adapter, and then connect the MoCa adapter to my Router? (of course adding a MoCa adapter at the TiVo end as well)

    Question 2 - Could I instead use a Actiontec - 500 Mbps Powerline Home Theater Network Adapter Kit, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Actiont...625358741&skuId=5215483&st=500 MBPS&cp=1&lp=5

    that would create an ethernet jack right by my Tivo?
    Has anyone done this??
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The MoCa adapter I have has a pass through port, so no need for a splitter. Just connect the cable to the MoCa adapter and then connect the output of that to the TV.

    Powerline networking isn't as reliable as MoCa but it will work. I had a 200Mbps powerline network when I first got my Stream and it worked fine. However I upgraded to MoCa because I was having some issues with pausing and lengthy downloads. MoCa is much faster even though they have the same theoretical bandwidth.

    Dan
     
  5. ALK3011

    ALK3011 New Member

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    thanks! very helpful. The powerline adapters I have on hold at Best Buy to pick up after work are 500bps. Plus it cannot be lengthier than the Tivo to mac to Roxio Toast to ipad route. Just tivo to mac over my g wireless takes HOURS
     
  6. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    Go look at your breaker box. Does it have two columns of circuit breakers? If yes, are the breakers for the sockets at both ends in the same column of breakers? If yes, the Actiontek device should be fine. If not, then the two outlets are likely to be on different phases and the power-line adapter might not work as well as you would expect it to.

    Aside the from different phase issue with power-line adapters, both approaches seem reasonable.
     
  7. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    My house has three separate areas for power. Powerline adapters just don't work for me.
     
  8. ALK3011

    ALK3011 New Member

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    I do have 2 columns in my circuit box, but I live in a small 2 bedroom condo. I highly doubt I have more than one area of power - but I will check when I get home from work.

    thanks
     
  9. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    If you have a 220 outlet then you have two phases. The two column indicator is really only a hint and isn't terribly accurate. I just checked my breaker box and it only has one long column, but I know that different areas are on different phases. I remember a previous house where each column was a single phase. So all in all, it is just something to watch out for when using power-line adapters. You can always try them and return them if it doesn't work well.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think they make little jumpers that plug into a 220 outlet that will allow powerline networks to bridge the two phases. Although it might just be easier to use MoCa.

    Dan
     

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