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TiVo placement question

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ahwman, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. ahwman

    ahwman Member

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    I just took the plunge and purchased my first TiVo which is due to arrive soon. That said, I was considering placing it on top of my soundbar pedestal (SpeakerCraft CS3). My concern is if the vibrations from the soundbar could be harmful to the TiVo. I could also place the Tivo on a lower shelf, however it would then be out of line of site and may cause remote control/IR signal issues.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Where's the TV going to go?
     
  3. ahwman

    ahwman Member

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    I should've mentioned that the TV is mounted on the wall above the pedestal soundbar.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  5. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

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    What's the soundbar sitting on? Is it an actual pedestal or some kind of shelf? Do you have any other A/V components or is the Tivo the only one?
     
  6. ahwman

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  7. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

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    With the Tivo Slide Remote the TiVo can be completely out of sight.
     
  8. ahwman

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    Wow, that's pretty neat - I had no idea TiVo's had built in Bluetooth. That said, sine I'm using a WIFI to IR emitter (ThinkFlood RedEye) to control all of my devices, I still need line of site...
     
  9. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    You could use an IR repeater. Stick the IR sensor in line of sight and put the TiVo wherever you want. I did that before I had a slide remote. (And the TiVo does not have bluetooth; it uses a USB dongle.)
     
  10. scole250

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    Tivos are very forgiving with remote pointing. The remote has a huge broadcast area. It works pointing over 45 deg from vertical and at the same time, 45 deg left or right, at least.
     
  11. ahwman

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    If necessary that's what I'll do but I think I'll be ok as the TiVo will be about six inches below my bed but in a straight line. Hopefully it will pick up IR from the remote as the WIFI to IR base station is in line of site...
     

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